This week is National Apprenticeship Week, so we sat down to talk to some of the apprentices that have joined us about the great progress they’ve made here at Fusion People.
Apprenticeships give young people an alternative route to find a career they love and that can take them far. The people who have come to our business through apprenticeships have made huge contributions, learning and working to become essential parts of our business.
I think I might be the longest serving Apprentice looking at the company! WOW!
I joined Fusion People in September 2010 at the young age of 16 through Gordon Franks Training Academy. I started as Junior Administrator and progressed to Senior Administrator and now to Administration Manager.
I followed a programme through Gordon Franks Training which initially was supposed to be for 12-18 Months but I passed all the paperwork/exams within 9 months. Because of this, in May 2011 Fusion People had the tricky decision of whether to take me on permanently sooner than planned… And here I am almost 9 years later still going strong!
I think by looking at the fact I passed the apprenticeship within 9 months, you can see that Fusion People are very supportive. They allow Apprentices the time required throughout the programme to complete any coursework/exams whilst also supporting the apprentice through their work experience.
I started as an apprentice with Fusion in September 2016. I had completed a year at college but wasn’t keen on going to university and wasn’t too sure as a whole what I wanted to do.
I went down the apprenticeship route and was offered a role with Fusion People after a couple of interviews.
After my one-year apprenticeship was complete, I achieved an NVQ level 2 in Business Administration and was offered a permanent role with Fusion People.
Since then I have resourced for numerous sectors including Health and Safety and more recently M&E Building Services, placing several people into new roles. I am happy with the opportunity the apprenticeship provided and I think it is a great alternative to university.
I joined fusion people 10 months ago to do a Level 2 Business Administration Apprenticeship. Since joining Fusion I have primarily worked on the Public Sector desk; helping my team recruit candidates for different local authorities around the Country.
Some of the placements I have made include Auditors, Administrators, Accountants, Building Surveyors and PAs.
I have also had the experience of working on other desks including a month with the IT sector and also some time with Trades & Labour. Both these experiences have helped me grow by giving me real-world work experience.
After finishing my 2 year course in college I left without any idea on what I wanted to do or become. Knowing that I didn’t want to carry on studying full time at University I was stuck for options.
I was recommended an Apprenticeship and after multiple interviews I was offered a role at Fusion People, where I completed my NVQ Level 2. After my apprenticeship finished I got offered a Permanent Position and since then have worked my way up to Head of Resource for M.E.P & Comms.
I am very grateful to Fusion People for the opportunity along with my colleagues for making me feel very welcome when I first started. I urge anyone that doesn’t want to go to University/ College to go down the Apprenticeship route as it allows you to gain valuable experience working, as well as gaining qualifications.
I joined Fusion People 2 years ago as an apprentice within the local authority & governance sector. I worked my way up to achieve my Level 2 Business Administration Apprenticeship which allowed me to progress into a consultancy role.
Currently I have my own desk working permanent and contract vacancies within Professional services which includes Public Sector roles, IT, HR, Business Support, Accountancy and Housing roles.