We are delighted to announce that we have appointed our first Apprentice Ambassador, Poppy Burnside, from our West Yorkshire branch, who first joined OEG as a Service Administrator Apprentice, at 17 years old. Poppy decided that she wanted to work and earn money in addition to completing her NVQ in business studies and said, “Being recognised for your work within the company, along with the confidence people have in you to achieve more, is something that OEG are great at, and that gives individuals like me an even greater sense of belonging and dedication to the company.” Poppy successfully completed her NVQ and apprenticeship at OEG and is now a Trainee Primary Consultant, as well as OEG’s Apprenticeship Ambassador.
An apprentice can gain a qualification like an NVQ as well as develop specific job competencies and generalised work skills, such as affective communication capability, whilst earning a wage. All apprentices can study for 8 hours per week through designated study time supported by an online tutor or by attending college. In addition, apprentices can access support via their line manager and colleagues, as well as in-house training centred around job skills and development. Paula Ho, Associate Director, and line manager, stated, “Apprenticeships are a great route into the busy recruitment world, giving on the job training and experience whilst working towards a qualification.”
Being an Apprenticeship Ambassador means that Poppy, alongside her normal duties will become an advocate for apprenticeship roles within OEG, visiting colleges, speaking with different career advisors and education networks, as well as welcoming and becoming a workplace buddy for new OEG apprentices. Ultimately Poppy wants to support the development of more apprenticeships within the company, ideally having one per location so that colleagues may experience first-hand, the benefits and opportunities an apprentice can bring and how they can support the business.
To find out more, please visit our new Apprenticeship page on our website under the Careers section or click here. If you know anyone who may be interested in an apprenticeship at OEG, tell them to send their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org – we are always looking out for new talent!
Together developing your potential!