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Apprentice Spotlight – January 2024


Apprentice Spotlight – January 2024

Future industry leaders

As a recruitment and training provider we’re in the fortunate position of being able to not only provide our partners with talent but also to help train and shape that talent into the future leaders of the industry.

In December, we spoke to Sam Weaver who is undertaking a Level 3 Team Leader / Supervisor apprenticeship at Greencroft Bottling (which you can read here:

For this months Apprentice Spotlight we’ve spoken to Ella Coleman who is working toward her Business Administrator Level 3 with GEM Partnership:

How do you feel completing an apprenticeship has supported development in your job role?

Completing an apprenticeship has helped me develop my skills within my job role such as; communicating with stakeholders, time management and organisation with my daily tasks and having the knowledge to complete my tasks to my best ability.

Have you had any difficulties balancing your workload against your apprenticeship? If so, how did you overcome them?

No, I have had no difficulties balancing my work and studies, I have always been supported with my on and off the job training and had the opportunity to manage my time well.

Would you recommend undertaking an apprenticeship to someone else?

I would highly recommend someone to undertake an apprenticeship as you get to learn and work towards gaining your qualification whilst also gaining hands on experience and getting paid for it.

We also spoke to Ella’s line manager Ruth Jackson, Audit & Compliance Manager:

One of the biggest changes/improvements I have noticed in Ella, is the growth in her confidence over the duration of her apprenticeship. This has enabled her to develop really good relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. This also allows her to use the skills and knowledge she is learning within the apprenticeship programme and transfer these into her role within the compliance team.

I really do feel that undertaking the apprenticeship has allowed Ella to develop additional skills, which she has been able to adapt to use in other areas of the business when she has been asked to support. These have ranged from supporting learners completing paperwork to support the training team as well as supporting the recruitment team with candidate calls and admin support.

GEM Partnership provides apprenticeships across the manufacturing industry in the North of England supporting the upskill of workforce talent as part of succession planning, as well as the recruitment of apprentices. Find out more about our wide range of training courses and apprenticeship vacancies here.

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