We want to say a massive congratulations to Glaisyers apprentice Tom Partington, who is our first Business Administration apprentice to receive a Distinction for his work over the last 12 to 15 months! He has made his Apprentice Academy coach and his employer very proud, as he moves into the next stage of his career…
Tom’s coach Lynda Evans had the following words to say about his success; “I’m really proud of Tom and ecstatic with our first Distinction on programme. He demonstrated commitment and determination to learn the skills, knowledge and behaviours that will take him forward”
Tom’s employer, Glaisyers Solicitors, pride themselves on being trusted professional legal advisers to many businesses across Greater Manchester and the North West. They provide great support for their apprentices, hiring 14 apprentices through The Academy over the years. Many of these learners have stayed with the company upon completion of their programmes.
Glaisyers also had some positive words to say about their Conveyancing Assistant, citing that ‘He has become an integral part of the conveyancing team over the last year and a half.’
Sam, Tom’s line manager, had the following to say about his apprentice:
I have worked with Tom now since last Summer and I have seen him progress into his role. He has grown in confidence and is now dealing with his own sale and remortgage files under my supervision. He is an asset to the firm and has a great opportunity for a fantastic future with Glaisyers which I am sure he will grasp with both hands.
For the Business Administration EPA, a learner can receive one of three results. Pass, Distinction or Fail. A learner must achieve at least 80% in all the components to the EPA. These components include their Presentation, Exam and Portfolio interview.
For the Presentation section of the EPA, apprentices must present their ‘Business Improvement Project’ to the EPA Organisation. Tom’s project was around implementing digital signatures into his workplace. He received some great feedback for his presentation, with compliments for his communication and pace throughout. Digital signatures are a great way to make a business more efficient, and Tom has been doing a great job of implementing them into the operations at his business.
Tom is now aspiring to start the CiLEX Legal Course, whilst stating on at Glaisyers and developing further in the legal sector. He is happy to be the first apprentice to receive a Distinction at the Academy and hopes others can push on and do that same. He is also glad he chose the apprenticeship route, citing fantastic support over the last 15 months from both TAA and his colleagues.
Business Apprenticeships focus on improving efficiencies, communication and organisational skills. Although Tom came through our Future Talent programme to start his apprenticeship, anyone any age can do a business administration apprenticeship, including people who are already in work and looking to up-skill. A guide to the programme can be found here.
Could you, or one of your employees become a future success story? The next Business open cohort starts in January 2020!
Our Future Talent programme is set to be our biggest ever in 2020, with our new Property Management apprenticeship now being an option for college leavers. If you are leaving college in Summer 2020 and looking to start an apprenticeship, click here.
Enquire about up-skilling your current staff here.