Placement Company: Etica
When did you start?: I started my apprenticeship trial back in August which I then passed and officially became a permanent Recruitment Consultant in September 2011.
Why did you choose Fusion People Training?: During my search for a new career Fusion People Training
approached me and immediately took action. They matched my skills/experience and ideal role they had given me trials and many opportunities which allowed me to figure out what I wanted to pursue as a career as well as based my trust in them that they will find me a job and train me up without fail.
What is a normal day at the office like?: I really enjoy coming in to work is very professional and so active, I get along so well with my colleagues and Managing Director it motivates me throughout the day.
I have a daily routine but I am always involved in something different from speaking to customers over the phone makes it exciting as I come across so many professionals and different cultures as well as delivering and searching CV’s this is part of my daily targets which makes it more challenging also going into meetings focusing on building client relationship for future business, and more than anything I am still learning and being taught new skills and strategies by the senior consultants of how to go on about my work which makes my role more exciting and satisfactory as I am able to see my own progression and build my confidence.
What would your advice be for anyone who wants to become an apprentice: Working at Etica has taught me a lot in the professional world of work and I am still learning. As my colleague Rob once said “NO, means NOT YET” as I watched him go through what it looked like a frustrating day at work he still continued working with a positive attitude. My colleague Burcu has also taught me to be assertive and professional in how I deliver our service this also includes the whole apprenticeship framework as my Assessor Christine Ball has trained me and guided me throughout delivering and understanding my organisation whenever I made mistakes and did not understand certain areas of the framework.
My main piece of advice would be there will be days that may not go your way, but being able to pick yourself back up and sale/ represent Etica service to a high standard as you will receive the help/support from colleagues or managers. You will need to be self-motivated, target driven with a sense of humour and you will learn and develop professionalism and work ethics this will help you progress and enjoy your time within you apprenticeship.