We spoke to Finance Administrator, Michael Cunningham, about his journey from apprentice, to his full-time role at GAS.
Before joining GAS as an apprentice, Michael attended Durham sixth form to study Business, Leisure, and creative media at A-Level. Upon completion, he decided that the next step in his career should be more of a challenge, in a work environment. Continue reading “From Finance Apprentice to Administrator”
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We spoke to HR apprentice, Nathan Raine, to identify the top three things he has learnt since starting his GAS apprenticeship. Prior to joining us, Nathan worked part-time at McDonalds whilst studying English, Business and Media at A-Level.
His original goal was to study Journalism at University, but when he discovered the opportunity on offer at GAS, he favoured a wage and transferrable skills over continued full-time education.
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Traineeships do fall under the apprenticeship ‘umbrella’ but there are several differences between the two. Traineeships are something that individuals tend to complete in preparation for an apprenticeship. Continue reading “Apprenticeships and Traineeships – What’s the difference?”
Just like any other application, apprenticeship ads can include a ream of information, which can be slightly overwhelming at a first glance. When you’re viewing several vacancies a day, it’s easy to overlook the important elements. Continue reading “What to consider when choosing your apprenticeship”
Taking the next step in building your career can be daunting with several choices to make. You may be considering the academic route or a full-time job. But what if you could combine the two? That’s the essence of an apprenticeship. You’re immersed in the world of work, whilst you continue to develop your learning.
As an apprentice myself, I’m going to cover the main areas which will help you determine if an apprenticeship if the right thing for you. Continue reading “Is an apprenticeship right for me?”
As an apprentice myself at Great Annual Savings (GAS), I have witnessed first-hand what it takes to work in a fast-paced environment with exciting challenges facing me every day. At GAS, I’m not just an apprentice, I’m a professional building a career.
The GAS Apprenticeship Scheme was launched in 2015, with a vision to help local young people kick-start their working life. Since the first intake of ten apprentices, the scheme has grown rapidly to achieve national recognition. I worked on the application for the award naming GAS ‘Newcomer SME of the Year’ at the regional finals of the National Apprenticeship Awards. We were also listed on the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list.
Continue reading “Three things you need to be a superstar apprentice at GAS”