This week, 5th – 9th March, marks the National Apprenticeship Week 2018.
2 ½ years ago, Embridge dipped its toe tentatively, but hopeful into the apprenticeship market, a UK government initiative helping young people between 16-24 to take their first step up onto the employment ladder.
Following in the steps of the mighty Sir Sugar, we were on the hunt for a young person who was local, motivated and ready to learn whatever we threw at them. In return, we were offering a fantastic training opportunity to the successful applicant while gaining good personable and employable skills over the coming months.
At the end of the apprenticeship, if successful in meeting all the objectives/modules set out by the scheme and Embridge, they would be rewarded with a nationally recognised qualification, in this case a Business Administration qualification which could be built upon, including a further intermediate and higher level.
Our first unsuspecting and quiet as a mouse apprentice arrived in our offices way back in November 2015, Chloe Parfitt. Whilst having high hopes for our young protégé, there were no guarantees that it was going to be a successful venture. Time and investment on our part carried a risk.
Roll on 2 years later and Chloe has superceded all expectations! She has stormed her courses and been rapidly collecting qualifications left right and centre as she met target after target. Her success has seen her blossom from a timid school leaver into a confident, trustworthy, competent and valued member of the team.
Chloe now spends her time between the North Kent office and Bristol office where she has recently joined our prestigious Managed ERP team and is rapidly becoming a fully fledged fee earning system administrator!
MD, Emma O’Brien’s vision to introduce new blood, spot talent where others have overlooked it, nurture and ultimately offer REAL lucrative career paths to the next generation has come full circle and the only way for Chloe is UP!
Here at Embridge we believe in diversity, change and growth and are super proud of our ever-growing workforce. The scheme for us is absolutely not about cheap labour, but being able to give back to our local community, opening the doors of opportunity and inspiring young adults to seize the day and take control of their future.
We are now looking for our next apprentice to join our fleet and what better time to start looking with this being National Apprenticeship week.
Chloe is our very own personal testament to the success of such a worthwhile scheme, and one where we can showcase first hand how apprenticeships work for individuals, employers, local communities and the wider economy.
If you have the drive, ambition and the willingness to learn and would like to embark on an apprenticeship adventure with Embridge, watch this space for further details on how to apply for our upcoming apprenticeship opportunities, or register your interest via email to firstname.lastname@example.org