We know the experience gained during an apprenticeship is vital for career development, but we also believe these programmes provide value for businesses and society as a whole. So, to help celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, we sat down with Matthew Scott, who is completing a year-long apprenticeship programme with La Fosse.
Matthew is doing a Level 3 apprenticeship in IT Software Web and Telecomms, so in addition to his full-time work with La Fosse, he spends various days completing coursework off-site.
Q: What are the benefits of being an apprentice?
"There are quite a few, but the main point that sticks out to me is that you’re able to earn money whilst learning on the job. It’s been really beneficial to learn about the key skills and gain qualifications that future employers want."
Q: What’s it like being an apprentice at La Fosse?
"It’s brilliant to be honest. This is the first time I have worked in a fast-paced office environment, but what strikes me as different is the atmosphere and company culture. Everyone is down to earth, friendly, and generally easy to get along with."
Q: How is La Fosse supporting your career development?
"I am not treated any differently than the rest of staff as an apprentice, so my growth and progression has been supported from day 1. My manager is extremely helpful and has set out a clear career development path for me.
But what really stands out to me, is how everyone else has gone the extra mile to help: from answering endless questions; to assisting in my role; to even organising extra training sessions just for me."
We’re hiring at all levels - so if you’re interested in learning more about the many opportunities available with La Fosse - get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org / 02079322083