16th March 2018 - Jennie Snooks

School-leavers on the road to success at Herbert Scott…

We, at Herbert Scott have recently taken on our fourth apprentice after previous success from 3 of our current full-time employees. Sixteen-year-old Ellen Wood is hoping to follow in the footsteps of previous apprentices who have landed full-time positions within the company.

In the ever-competitive jobs market, school and college leavers can find it very hard to get a foot on the career ladder. An apprenticeship allows young people to work towards qualifications in their chosen field while learning on the job. And everyone benefits.

Director Kevin Scott said, “I remember what it was like when I started work and knew nothing, and although you never stop learning, your early work experience is probably the most valuable.  We believe everyone is capable when they have a goal to aim for – and our apprentices have more than proved us right.”

Client Relationship Manager Jodie Richards (21) is one of three former apprentices now employed by Herbert Scott, after completing her apprenticeship in October 2014. Since then she has passed three exams with the Chartered Insurance Institute and achieved the Certificate in Regulated Financial Services. Jodie describes the apprenticeship as “one of the best things I’ve ever done.”

Congratulations to Samuel Martin who has just completed and passed his apprenticeship and he is now a full time employee as an Administrator at Herbert Scott.  Jacques Howell completed his apprenticeship in September 2016 and has just started studying for his Chartered Insurance Institute qualifications.

All of the apprenticeships we have taken on have been arranged via the National Apprenticeship Scheme, with students studying through Sussex Downs College.

Herbert Scott thinks: Apprenticeships are a great way to step into the working world, you gain valuable experience and on the job knowledge. Visit https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship to find out about apprenticeships in your local area.

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