21 February 2019

Newcross apprentices tell all!

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2019) will take place from the 4th to the 8th March 2019.

This annual celebration of apprenticeships will bring the whole apprenticeship community together to celebrate the impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy.

Something for everyone

At Newcross, we have apprentices in roles across the whole organisation, from Operations, Finance and IT to HR, Central Recruitment, Marketing and Learning & Development. The courses range from ILM and Business to Customer Service, Marketing and more. Successful participants gain NVQs in areas which relate to their particular department, with the support of their team.

We caught up with a few current and former Newcross apprentices about their experiences... 

Apprentice Healthcare Advisor, Natasha Woods


"I learned many valuable and transferable skills during my apprenticeship. When I first started at Newcross I really struggled with my confidence, but during my time here I have been given the support and guidance to be able to grow not just in confidence but also in many other aspects of my life.

"It has been two years since I finished my apprenticeship and I have continued to expand my knowledge of the company, I have relocated to Bristol where the recruitment team are now based and have helped train new staff that have joined the department. I wouldn't have been able to have this experience without doing an apprenticeship. 

"As an apprentice, I was given the opportunity to freely explore and discover a new career path with the help of an extensive support network across the business. Without the apprenticeship, I wouldn't have been able to find out what my dream job is and the best way of getting there."

Natasha

 

Management Account Analyst, Morgan Riley 

"Studying while working on the apprenticeship programme was a valuable, worthwhile experience. 

"I'm fortunate to have a very supportive, knowledgeable & friendly team here in the Finance Department. I had the opportunity to work within many different departments i.e.  Credit control, purchasing & month end accounts to ensure that my learning topics were transferred into my working environment.

"Throughout my learning and time with Newcross I have always felt supported and have been able to achieve and work my way through the AAT learning platform, all the way to level 4, where I became AAT qualified and gained a professional qualification."

morgan

 

Branch Liason Coordinator, Angela Feliz-Hurtado 

'As an apprentice, I was given the opportunity to freely explore and discover a new career path with the help of an extensive support network across the business. Without the apprenticeship, I wouldn't have been able to find out what my dream job is and the best way of getting there.’

Ang

Marketing Apprentice, Lara Carillo 

"I decided to do an apprenticeship because I wanted to work in marketing and I thought this could be a great way of getting into this field. I feel like this is a great opportunity for me to gain experience, learn from my work colleagues and acquire some useful knowledge for my career.

"I chose Newcross because it looked like a company where I could learn a lot. I thought the marketing department would be really busy since it is a national business, and the fact that it is a healthcare company that helps people was quite attractive as well.

"I think that Newcross is a company with a lot of opportunities, I would love to stay and progress with my apprenticeship. The marketing team has received me with open arms and the rest of the colleagues from other departments have been really friendly and welcoming."

 

lara

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