Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week
by Traveleads | February 6, 2020 | Latest News
This week we’ve been celebrating National Apprenticeship Week and introducing you to our five apprentices over on Twitter.
We’re incredibly proud of our self-devised apprenticeship scheme, working with partners in Leeds and Edinburgh, which sees apprentices support in either the business travel, sports travel, IT or HR department while working towards their qualification over a two-year period.
Find out a little more about them and their work highlights to date:
Lucy Speight, 19, HR apprentice
Lucy has just joined the team and says: “Since starting my apprenticeship at Traveleads I’ve already been involved in updating systems, supporting the payroll process and learning more about how the department fits into the business. I feel really valued for the work I’m doing; being able to gain experience in an actual working environment and earning money while working towards a qualification is so motivating.”
Georgia Pickard, 19, business travel apprentice
Emma Paden, 17, business travel apprentice
Emma Paden recently joined the team in Edinburgh and said: “I’ve had a brilliant start to my apprenticeship with Traveleads – being able to support with some of our biggest customer accounts is really exciting and I’m proud to be trusted to communicate directly with them.
“This is also an inspiring team to be part of and the perfect way for me to better understand the travel industry. I’ve been taken along to some industry events to further support my learning – and even won a holiday at one of them!”
Billy Cameron, 22, IT apprentice
Megan Smith, 18, sports travel apprentice
Megan Smith, sports travel apprentice who is approaching her first anniversary said: “This is a great environment to work in; I feel like I’m contributing to the business while learning so much and everyone has always been so welcoming. For me, it’s the best of both worlds too – particularly in an age where everyone is always so switched on – being able to earn money at work while studying simultaneously, means I have more time for myself than if I’d explored another avenue, I definitely think more young people should be aware of the opportunities available to them.”
Apprenticeships are a great opportunity for people to study towards a qualification while learning in a real, working environment and earning at the same time. Our apprentices are valued members of the team and their enthusiasm to learn and help, as well as their dedication to progress, is admirable.
You can find out more about our newest apprentice here or keep your eyes peeled on our Twitter profile to find out more about our apprentices’ highlights to date.