Six months now. I'm a newbie!
I was enrolled on a Business Administration apprenticeship with another company. Sadly, it went into receivership, but I was lucky to be taken on by Warburtons.
It's a 12-month scheme. I'm studying for a Business Administration diploma ' Level 2.
I'm beginning to get a much clearer understanding of how the finance function works within a major business like ours.
Warburtons is a national brand and well respected company. I chose this particular apprenticeship because I really enjoy the course and I feel I'm learning something new each day.
The department I'm currently based in is FBS/Credit Control ' my current job title is Sales Ledger Clerk. Responsibilities include organising invoice runs, printing of invoices and forwarding payments to customers.
Almost four years now ' the time has gone so fast!
I was in sixth form and about to study for my A-levels.
I'm an Engineering Apprentice. I've acquired a broad range of skills during my time here ' both practical and theoretical.
I've achieved several certificates relating to Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. I've also received training in key subjects such as Electrical Installation BS 7671 and various Health and Safety categories.
If I'd taken the university route to Engineering, I would have missed out on almost five years of workplace experience.
I'm an Apprentice Engineer. When I'm not assigned to our various production lines learning about the manufacturing process I spend much of my time improving my knowledge of the SAP system. I'm currently working towards completing my Level 3 NVQ.
Working here has definitely helped me in terms of my studying, work ethic and desire to improve my skills.
Long-term, my goal is to progress to a management role within the business.