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Casey Donaldson, Wetrooms Distribution

Company: Wetrooms Distribution 
Sector: Decorative Supplier
Apprentice Name: Casey Donaldson
Age: 18
Job Role: Import Assistant
Qualification: Business Administration 


Casey, 18, processing orders in the Wetrooms Distribution offices.

What Made You Decide To Complete A Modern Apprenticeship?

I did well at school and gained some Higher grades, but after leaving school I didn’t know what I wanted to do. College and university courses didn’t interest me, but I knew I should pursue further qualifications as they would allow me to get a better job in future. After getting the office junior job at Wetrooms Distribution my boss, Julie Hart, suggested putting me through a modern apprenticeship. I was keen to do it, as I knew it would help me progress in my job and give me a better understanding of my role.

How did you find out about Modern Apprenticeships?

To be honest, it was mainly through my boss who had previously employed modern apprentices throughout the business. I knew a bit about modern apprenticeships before I started my role here, as I had looked at various positions online, but it was Julie who suggested I complete one. She let me know about the benefits that it would have on my career.

How Have Sixth Sense Training Helped Develop Your Career Prospects?

Initially, I struggled with a couple of units, but the Sixth Sense Training assessors have been great. They have really helped me manage my workload and the qualification has taught me various new skills.

How Have You Been Supported By Sixth Sense During Your Apprenticeship?

Lewis, my assessor, has been really helpful. He comes out to visit me every few weeks and goes over the work with me to make sure I fully understand everything. I’ve progressed lots with his support.

What Have You Enjoyed Most About Your Apprenticeship?

I’ve enjoyed some of the units I’ve done. The ‘Orders, Products and Services’ unit and the ‘Spreadsheet’ unit were really useful. They have made my daily life easier and I’ll be able to carry these skills forward in the future.


Manager Name: Julie Hart

Manager Position: Senior Office and Import Manager

 

How Has Having A Modern Apprentice Benefited Your Business?

Having apprentices in, or around, the office definitely benefits the business and helps us cope with our busy workload. Over the years we’ve had a few employees doing various apprenticeships and have always found them valuable. It allows us to develop the employee into their role, rather than having somebody coming in with bad habits, and it is nice to know the staff are taking a keen interest in their personal development.

How would you describe your experience partnering with Sixth Sense Training?

I’ve found the staff at Sixth Sense Training to be really easy to communicate with. That is a big plus as previously we have used different companies, but this is a lot more straightforward and the breakdown of the units is a lot easier to understand. We’re able to tailor the qualification to suit the employee’s job role allowing us to get the maximum benefit from the apprentice.

Would you use Sixth Sense Training’s services again or would you recommend the service to other business owners?

Yes, we would use Sixth Sense Training again when employing apprentices and would recommend them to other business owners.


If you believe your staff could benefit from a Business Administration Modern Apprenticeship please call us on 01355 698011 or fill out the inquiry form here. We can even recruit new apprentices for you, completely free!

Matthew Robertson, North Lanarkshire Council

Company: North Lanarkshire Council
Sector: Local Authority
Apprentice Name: Matthew Robertson
Age: 18
Job Role: Information Service Assistant
Qualification: ICT Professional


Matthew, 18, hard at work at North Lanarkshire Council offices.

 

What Made You Decide To Complete A Modern Apprenticeship?
To be honest, it was the best option available to me at the time. I had started a college course, but left after 5
months, as I wasn’t enjoying it. I wanted to get a job and start earning money, so I applied for Modern
Apprenticeships through the recruitment website, Indeed. That was where I saw the Sixth Sense Training IT
apprenticeship position advertised with North Lanarkshire Council.

How did you find out about Modern Apprenticeships?
I already knew about them before I started at college, but had never applied for one. When I left college I
applied for loads and went to a few interviews for different positions, so I was glad to end up in this job.

How Has Sixth Sense Training Helped Develop Your Career Prospects?
I’ve learned a lot throughout my Modern Apprenticeship. Its all helped me. I’ve learned how to build websites
and that is a skill I’ve been able to incorporate into my job role. I’ve also gained a lot more confidence around
the office.

How Have You Been Supported By Sixth Sense During Your Apprenticeship?
My assessor, Lewis, has been great. He’s given me lots of support whenever I’ve needed it.

What Have You Enjoyed Most About Your Apprenticeship?
I enjoyed making my own website as that is something we occasionally have to do in the office. The whole
experience has been good and has helped me grow into my job.

If you believe your staff could benefit from an ICT Modern Apprenticeship please call us on 01355 698011 or fill out the inquiry form here. We can even recruit new apprentices for youcompletely free!

Connor Gibbons, Nabco Scotland Shopfitters

Company: Nabco Scotland

Sector: Shopfitting

Apprentice Name: Connor Gibbons

Age: 18

Company: Nabco Scotland

Job Role: Trainee shopfit designer

Qualification: ICT Professional SVQ

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Sam Meldrum, Caledonian Vehicle Sourcing

Company: Caledonian Vehicle Sourcing

Sector: Service

Apprentice Name: Sam Meldrum

Age: 23

Company: Caledonian Vehicle Sourcing

Job Role: Vehicle Sourcing Manager

Qualification: ICT SVQ with Marketing

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Andros Withers, Action For Children

Company: Action For Children

Sector: Non-Profit

Apprentice Name: Andros Withers

Age: 25

Company: Action For Children

Job Role: Office Administrator

Additional Needs: Support With Asperger’s Syndrome

Qualification: Business and Administration Level 3
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Amy Renwick, Concept Northern

Company: Concept Northern

Sector: Information and Technology

Apprentice Name: Amy Renwick

Age: 17

Company: Concept Northern

Job Role: Admin Assistant

Qualification: Business and Administration Level 2
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