Meet Our Business Administration Apprentices Supporting College Operations
February 8, 2023
Level 3 Business Administration apprentices, Jessica, and Andrew are two of six apprentices supporting the daily operations of the College.
As both an employer and provider of apprenticeships, the College fully advocates the value of apprenticeships and the benefits they provide to not only the apprentice, through the development of ‘skills for life’ but the organisation and its skills priorities.
Jessica, 21, works in principalship, providing administrative support to the College’s Senior Leadership Team. Her role includes arranging and minuting meetings, organising calendars, and preparing agendas.
19-year-old, Andrew, is based in the exams department. As part of his role, he is responsible for booking exams, claiming certificates, requesting access arrangements, and preparing and packing exam papers to be sent to awarding bodies.
When asked why an apprenticeship route was their preferred choice of learning, Jessica said:
Statistics from the National Apprenticeship Service show that 96% of employers who take on an apprentice report benefits to their business, with 72% reporting improved productivity as a result.
Exams Manager and Andrew’s line manager, Wendy Tyms, commented:
Commenting on Jessica’s progress so far, Carys Bibby, Project Management Co-Ordinator in principalship said:
Looking to the future, Andrew hopes to continue working within a similar role with plans to progress on to a management qualification, and Jessica hopes to secure full time employment at the College to continue to build her skills and experience.
The College is currently in the process of recruiting three more apprentices, who will join the College within the next few weeks.
Business Development Manager, Paula Haigh, commented:
If you are interested in completing an apprenticeship or if you are an employer and would like to find out more about apprenticeships and how they could benefit your business, contact our Business Development Team on 01744 623521 or email email@example.com.