Elvi is seeing the benefits after adding Apprenticeship training to her office junior role
Posted on December 8, 2010
“The Apprenticeship will be beneficial for both Elvi and the company. The training is flexible around company needs and working practices.”
When Elvi Richardson left school she initially began work in hospitality but didn’t enjoy the day-to-day working environment. A family member mentioned an opportunity to work for a reputable company called Inside Out Technical Security so she applied for work as an Office Junior.
Shortly after Elvi began work Care Training East Midlands contacted her supervisor and the Office Manager, Joyce Revill, to see if Elvi was interested in completing an Apprenticeship.
After a meeting with Employer Engagement Manager, Sarah Montgomery, Elvi felt ready to sign up to the Apprenticeship Level 2 in Business & Administration.
As part of the Apprenticeship, Elvi completes the NVQ Level 2 in Business & Administration and is visited by an assessor who works through a series of modules with her. Elvi is also completing the Technical Certificates as part of the Apprenticeship, giving her an opportunity to show examples of everyday practice within her workplace.
Elvi says, “The Apprenticeship has given me a better outlook on the administration side of things; it is enjoyable and keeps me focused. I enjoy all aspects of the Apprenticeship, even the Functional Skills!”
In addition to the NVQ and Technical Certificates Elvi has the opportunity to complete Functional Skills which are up-to-date English and maths qualifications. As she already achieved a grade A–C in her GCSE maths she has decided to focus on her English and achieve a GCSE grade A–C equivalent to boost her skills.
Elvi says, “I enjoy the Apprenticeship because the workload fits in with my job; I’m not overloaded but not given too little either.”
Joyce Revill, Office Manager for Inside Out Technical Security says, “The Apprenticeship will be beneficial for both Elvi and the company. The training is flexible around company needs and working practices.”