Finlay shares his Apprenticeship story. Finlay joined TH March and is an Apprentice in the Personal Insurances Department.
I joined THM straight from school so I had the choice of staying for A levels or becoming an apprentice. I chose to become an apprentice because I believe that it is a great experience and being able to earn money whilst learning was a great incentive for me.
Lots of my friends from school went on to do an apprenticeship and strongly recommend me doing it as it’s a really good opportunity to learn and gather experience.
I come into the office at half past 8 and start working through the tasks that I have to do, this consists of emailing, producing documents and making calls for information we require. This usually takes me till lunch, after lunch I gather all the post in the office and frank it. After this, I complete some more of my work which my manager sets for me. I then go onto to the miscellaneous post and last post. When all the post is completed I go and do the jewellers block filing. The filing normally takes me up to half-past 4, and from then I finish my work for the day and get anything left over ready for me to complete for the next day.
I enjoy being a good environment to work as everyone is very kind, I also like making calls to require information.
An apprenticeship has helped me learn a lot. I am completing a business administration apprenticeship, but I am also learning a lot about what it is like to be working in a professional environment which has definitely opened up my career options.
If anyone is unsure about what they want to do, I would definitely recommend an apprenticeship as it provides a great experience and prepares you for your later career.