Myers & Co Solicitors 2016 apprenticeship success
Danielle Chadwick and Scott Davenport joined us in October last year, and have been steadily gaining new skills and experience ever since. Both have contributed to the team by being involved in office duties as well as training on the job.
Taking on an apprentice can be very rewarding for a business, but the correct procedure must be followed to make sure you comply with employment law regulations, and training requirements of the scheme provider.
At Myers & Co, Danielle is working towards her Business Administration Apprenticeship level two, under the care of Newcastle under Lyme College. She has been learning about stock control and office management and has had the opportunity to improve her ICT skills on some of our computer software packages. Danielle will complete her training later this year, and has been inspired to go into a career in business and take up further training, or even start her own business in the future.
‘I would encourage anyone to do an apprenticeship, it has been brilliant. I have learnt so much from working inside a business, as well as being able to earn at the same time. The staff at Myers & Co have made me feel really welcome and taught me so much too,’ says Danielle.
Scott Davenport has been working as an Accounts Assistant Apprentice and has been learning about credit control, finance and file management. At the end of his four year apprenticeship, Scott will have gained a level four diploma in accounting, which will stand him in good stead for his ambition to become a tax accountant or a business advisor.
‘Myers & Co has been a great place to do my apprenticeship. Everyone is friendly and helpful. It is such a nice local independent firm, which contributes so much back to the community and local economy,’ says Scott.
If you are thinking about taking on an apprentice, then you will need to ensure that you have the correct employment law policies in place. Speak to Sarah Everton in our employment law team on 01782 577 000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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