National Apprenticeship Week at Esendex

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Today marks the last day of National Apprenticeship Week so we thought we would celebrate the success of our apprenticeship programme in the Esendex office, whilst reflecting on massive benefits to be had from taking on apprentices.

Here’s how our Facilities Management apprentice, Sam Ruddy has settled into his apprenticeship:
Sam Ruddy, EsendexI originally started out doing A-levels, but a year in I found that it wasn’t for me. After this I went to college for a month but didn’t enjoy it – this was when I found Esendex! I wanted to do an apprenticeship because it’s practical based, allowing me to gain valuable experience in an area that I’ve never worked in before – it was the right choice for me.
I couldn’t be happier that I chose an apprenticeship at Esendex, it’s a great way to earn while you learn, whilst getting hands on experience in a challenging but fun working environment.
Our Information Security and Compliance Administrator originally began as a Business Administration apprentice – here’s what she had to say about
her experience:

I did an apprenticeship in Business Administration but because I did my apprenticeship with Esendex, I was given the opportunity to work in different departments to gain a wealth of experience and knowledge. This meant that not only did I learn a lot about the business, but it gave me the chance to find the right career path for me.
When I completed my apprenticeship, Esendex went out of their way to give me an exciting job opportunity. I’m now an Information Security and Compliance Administrator, without my apprenticeship I wouldn’t have been given this opportunity.
If you’re looking to gain valuable work experience and learn new, transferable skills I would definitely recommend applying for an apprenticeship.
So if you’re considering taking on an apprentice here’s a few stats to help you make your mind up:
– 80% of companies who invest in apprentices noticed a significant increase in employee retention (Skills Training UK)
– 25% of consumers would pay more for goods and services offered by a business that employs apprentices (CEBR)
– 81% of companies say apprentices help boost the productivity of the whole company (Populus)
– 81% of consumers favour a company that takes on apprentices (Skills training UK)
– 71% of apprentices stay with the same employer (GOV UK)

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