Apprentice Diaries Part 2.

 

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I can’t believe I’m already entering my second month as Economit’s Apprentice. I’ve been getting to know the team a lot better and feeling a lot more comfortable around everybody in the office. I thought starting a new job and environment would be quite nerve racking but, in actual fact I have thoroughly enjoyed every single part of it so far.

Being a part of the Economit team has its benefits… Like the daily trips to Morrison’s for lunch. We have a dedicated ‘team basket’ and ‘team bag’ which, as I’ve found out, you have to be a part of. Learning how to make posh coffee (with our fancy machine) and how to drink a lot of tea.

The Managing Directors, Nick and Mike aren’t in the office a great amount as they are normally on site with clients somewhere, whether it be in London or around the corner. When they are in the office, I get all the support I need.

I have learnt a lot in the past four weeks. I have been given tasks like visiting Smiths of Derby and having a wander round, getting to grips with the CRM system and other software that we use, making and taking telephone calls, writing and replying to emails and even looking for a local window cleaner.

Next week is when the college work begins, I have already chosen all of my units ready to knuckle down and complete over the next year. After becoming a part of Economit, I’m very confident that I will strive for success.

Alex’s Apprenticeship Diaries

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Through the recruiting and interviewing process, to finding out I’d been successful in securing the position of Apprentice Administrator, and being welcomed into Economit, the journey has been a unique experience. I have been given a fantastic opportunity to work closely with the Office Manager, Charlotte, and shadow her during my first week.

Having previously worked as a Waitress in a busy restaurant and also in a Veterinary Practice, I’d like to think that I have transferable experience in various areas. These include, customer service skills, booking appointments, understanding different software, answering telephone calls in a polite and efficient manner and dealing with customer concerns and complaints professionally.

My role as Business Administrator, gained through an apprenticeship scheme, means I get to learn on the job whilst getting hands on experience.  I think apprenticeships are a brilliant training opportunity to be a part of.

I know the basics of technology, like most young people, but getting to know Economit as a business and understanding what they do is an exciting challenge. As a new starter I‘m learning a completely new language and will be looking at things with a whole new perspective.

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