Find your greatness with an apprenticeship - Meet Jess Moses

18th December 2017

In our latest “find your greatness with an apprenticeship” series we hear from Jess Moses, who has recently achieved her Level 3 AAT qualification at Central Bedfordshire Council and secured a post as a Financial Advisor within her team, talks about her experience as an apprentice with the council.

“I started my apprenticeship journey at Central Bedfordshire Council in February 2015. My reason for getting into an apprenticeship was that I wanted to gain much needed work experience, whilst studying towards a qualification. I researched apprenticeships and couldn’t find any reason why I shouldn’t go for it.

“The recruitment process was very simple and straightforward which I think is great considering most apprentices have just left school and this may be their first job. I received a huge amount of daily support and mentoring right from the beginning. I knew a bit of the very basics of finance, but essentially, we had to start from the very beginning.

“I believe the reason my apprenticeship has been so successful is because my colleagues who support me have continued to encourage me to challenge myself. This has meant that I am able look back to where I started compared to where I am now and see a huge difference.

“Apprenticeships offer the chance to learn practically at work, instead/as well as attending college/sixth form/university. As an apprentice, I believe it is very important to continue to challenge yourself and work on the skills you pick up along the way - because this is the best way to learn.

“Apprenticeships are a great way to step into the career of your choice. You are supported within work and your studies to make progress and improve your skills, which if successful could lead to career progression of some sort.

“My advice is that if you are thinking about getting into an apprenticeship is to research the area you would like to work in, and find out about career relevant qualifications. If there are apprenticeships advertised relating to the qualifications, then apply. It is the best decision I have ever made and if I could go back there isn’t a single thing I would change.”

Denis Galvin, Assistant Director of Finance recently congratulated Jess on her appointment to a permanent position as a Financial Advisor in Resources & Chief Executive Finance. Saying “Jess has achieved great deal since joining CBC as an Apprentice in February 2015. She has also recently begun her ACCA studies after progressing from AAT in September. Well done Jess on all the hard work and dedication.”

 

Join our Get up and Grow campaign to raise awareness of the importance of apprenticeships to our organisations and economies and to help increase the number and uptake of apprenticeships across the region!

We are committed to helping to support the delivery of apprenticeship training; making sure that the apprenticeship levy money is spent in the most effective way. Working together is the best way to achieve this!

To share your apprenticeship stories get in touch with Emma Moore, Senior HR Advisor at the East of England LGA on emma.moore@eelga.gov.uk / 01284 758326

Find out more about the Get up and Grow campaign at http://www.eelga.gov.uk/employers-services/apprenticeships.aspx

 

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