It's National Apprenticeship Week! Our apprentices, Matt and Lottie, share their experiences of being an apprentice with Projectus Consulting.
The 3rd to the 9th of February is National Apprenticeship Week; a week to appreciate the collaboration of theoretical and practical learning, for young and ambitious individuals across the world. In 2018/19, there were 742,499 people participating in an apprenticeship across England, 393,400 new starters who hope to foresee a long and prosperous career in their chosen field.
“Let’s rewind 6 months back to my first day officially as an apprentice.
The day 12th of August 2019. The day I started my apprenticeship and my role as Recruitment Resourcer at Projectus Consulting. The start of a journey. The start of a new chapter. Now, 6 months down the road of my apprenticeship and I have learnt many life lessons, soft skills and most importantly, recruiting skills. I have learnt how to qualify candidates, match candidates to the job opportunities we have with our clients and discuss opportunities in depth with candidates. My experience at Projectus Consulting has been very positive. The advice and support I have received has been terrific.
My top tip for new starters: Never be afraid to ask questions." – Matt Barker
"My current position within the team is Business Admin Support and have been recently promoted to Talent Acquisition Specialist whilst completing a Business Administration Level 3 course. Before I worked for Projectus, I started off as a retail sales assistant and then progressed to be the store supervisor.
Projectus has given me the opportunity to learn and developed my skills, such as strong organisation, communication and computer skills. It has also allowed me to consider all the different options that are available within the field of business admin. I have gained a better understanding of internal recruitment and believe that this is sector I am particularly interested in.
I would strongly recommend an apprenticeship to anyone, as it gives you the essential experience needed to be successful within a working environment, giving you the chance to put skills into practice whilst gaining confidence." – Lottie Kent-Mock