This is an excellent way to offer fresh talent an opportunity to take their first steps into recruitment while receiving on-going support from their training provider through an evidence based and work related vocational qualification.
The Apprentices are visited fortnightly in the work-place by their assessor while working towards their VQ in Business and Administration L3.
Modules include Project Management, Document Production, Customer Service, Communications and IT. So far, we have aligned our Apprentices to the Technology, Business Operations and Volume teams. Feedback from all teams has been glowing with our recruits displaying enthusiasm, drive and flexibility from the outset.
Here is what our Apprentices have to say:
‘I was motivated to take up the fantastic opportunity to join the modern apprenticeship program because I felt it would give me experience and confidence in the world of work and it has done exactly that. Since joining FPSG in April, I have learned so many new skills in the office work environment and have a lot more confidence when speaking to people of all ages and cultures whether it be over the phone or face to face’ Cameron, Trainee Resourcer, Volume Delivery, Edinburgh.
‘I really loved the idea of taking up the Apprentice Scheme because it teaches you on the job and someone is always there for help. You get to experience the working environment. Age and experience is not the main priority and it’s given me an opportunity for a career. I would rate my experience so far with FPSG 10 out of 10 because I have learned loads and everyone is so nice and making me feel so comfortable within an environment I have never experienced before. I enjoy these new challenges everyday and am loving the job’ Holly, Trainee Resourcer, Business Operations, Glasgow.
‘When leaving school my naivety led me to believe I would type up a simple CV, walk into an office with a cactus in my hand and choose a desk where it would receive the best light and get straight to work. This dream was soon to be dismissed as I spent two years swapping between temporary jobs, to unemployment and helping the family with chores for some extra cash. I knew an apprenticeship would help me gain a qualification. I have now been in my apprenticeship with FPSG for two months and thoroughly enjoying gaining not only work experience, but life experience when talking to clients, candidates and colleagues. I feel that everyone plays an important part in the office and in their team and have all helped me settleg in. It’s always scary starting a new job and being the ‘newbie’ but I couldn’t have been more welcomed”. Lorelle, Trainee Researcher, Technology, Glasgow
FPSG recommends the Modern Apprenticeship Scheme. For further information on how you or your business can benefit start with Skills Development Scotland www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk
Contact Kirsty Peacock to find out how FPSG can help you make your next career move or fulfill your recruitment project – 0141 270 5002 firstname.lastname@example.org