What have been the major benefits of employing apprentices?
Employer: Anne-Marie Staley
I would definitely recommend employing an apprentice. My experience has been very positive with my apprentice developing from being simply being “an extra pair of hands” to becoming an invaluable member of my team.
My apprentice had no administration experience when she joined the business but only eighteen months later is making a significant contribution that not only eases my workload but contributes to the smooth running of the business. She is reliable and can be trusted to complete any task – simply because she wants to get things right, close things off and has a strong desire to do well.
What have you worked on for the company that people wouldn’t believe apprentices do?
Apprentice: Courtney Jackson
Whilst at SDA Consulting LLP I was given the opportunity to help organise the RICS dinner. This is a formal annual event where the senior management of SDA invite clients to a formal dinner as their guests. I feel that this was a big responsibility given to me and amongst other things I had to arrange hotel reservations and organise the dinner, for example pre-booking wine and other refreshments for the table. I was pleased that it all went well on the day.