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‘INTRODUCING APPRENTICE ABBIE BERRY, THE 6,000th UNEMPLOYED YOUNG PERSON PLACED WITH AN EMPLOYER BY KEY TRAINING OVER THE LAST 6 YEARS AND REMAINING IN SUSTAINABLE EMPLOYMENT.

ABBIE IS AN APPRENTICE AT CMS IN SEAHAM AND WINS AN iPAD MINI FROM SKILLSFIRST AWARDS, SPONSORS OF THE AWARD FOR EVERY 1,000 UNEMPLOYED YOUNG PERSON WE PLACE IN A JOB WITH AN APPRENTICESHIP.’

Abbie’s experience:

Before starting my Apprenticeship I didn’t really know what I wanted to do after school and had no idea of my ambitions and goals. I went to college for about 3 days and shorty realised that this wasn’t something I wanted to do. I then found myself lost but was advised by a friend what Key Training had to offer and found a number of apprenticeships I wanted to try. I shortly found an employer and thought it would be something different and challenging to put my mind too. With help from Key Training employees I soon got to the interview stage and received a call saying I had got the job.

I have now worked here for 6 months and I couldn’t be happier with the decision I made. Before starting here I was a very shy and nervous person, I found speaking to new people challenging and found fast pace situations stressful and would run away from any type of group task. Working in the bookings team has increased my confidence more than I ever thought it could. I now call customers and branches every day and handle complaints and costings on a daily basis stress free. With help from my colleagues and Suzanne from Key Training I find myself turning into a more outgoing person everyday who is happy to speak in meetings and inform my supervisors what improvements can be made to heighten the business.

I couldn’t thank my employer enough for giving me the opportunity to do this and Key Training for helping me find the perfect apprenticeship for me.
My Training Consultant, Suzanne from Key Training, has also been a great help. I can email with any problems or questions I have and receive guidance straight away regarding the situation I’m struggling with and I look forward to seeing here whenever she visits.
I know how important it is to share your learning experiences and journey with others, so I thought I’d share mine with you.

Feedback from Lee Hall, Director at CMS (UK) Limited:

Abbie joined us in September 2018 as was a very quiet and polite young lady who showed lots of potential when interviewed, we are now almost 6 month down the line and I can safely say that Abbie has come on leaps and bounds and has learned about our business , has integrated really well with the people within CMS and has improved her communication and interpersonal skills and is a much more confident person.
She is punctual and reliable and is demonstrating all of the qualities and attributes that an employer is looking for.
She is a valued member of the team and gets on really well with everyone.
Well done Abbie and keep up the good work!
Website: www.cmsuk-ltd.co.uk

KEY TRAINING, an OFSTED GOOD Provider, has operated nationally for over 50 years and is A Best Smaller Company To Work For over the last 8 years.
We specialise in finding jobs for the young unemployed with an office-based Apprenticeship.
In addition, we upskill employed staff in a variety of Apprenticeships via Government Funding or an Employers Apprenticeship Levy.
These Apprenticeships include Business Admin, Customer Service, IT, Recruitment, Team Leading and Management.
For further information contact jim.clarke@keytraining.co.uk.
www.keytraining.co.uk

SKILLSFIRST AWARDS design and develop nationally recognised qualifications which make a genuine difference, inspiring people to fulfil their personal goals and drive their careers forward. We work across a broad range of vocational sectors, including Business Admin, Health & Social Care, Recruitment and Management.
We are delighted to sponsor this prize and congratulate Abbie on becoming the 6,000th young person to enrol on an Apprenticeship with Key Training in the last 6 years.

For further information contact fraseringham@skillsfirst.co.uk
www.skillsfirst.co.uk
4th MARCH 2019

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