‘I wouldn’t be where I am today if McArthur Dean had not supported me as an Apprentice’
I was 16 when I started with McArthur Dean Training. The Apprenticeship appealed to me, learning whilst getting paid, rather than continuing in full time education. Initially, I went to the training centre in Scunthorpe and discussed the various options available to me with Julie Curtis from the Business Development Team. At the same time, I completed some Maths and English assessments. Julie advised me to join the Traineeship programme because this would help me to develop the key skills needed to get a job and so I did. I soon learnt new skills such as how to write a CV, presentation skills and job interview techniques.
Through the learning and the support I received, I soon got an interview with the Chenez Kitchens and was offered the chance of a placement to get more work experience. I accepted the offer and completed my Traineeship there. Once I had completed this, the company decided to offer me a job and keep me on as an Apprentice. Through the learning opportunity I was given by McArthur Dean and the ongoing support and guidance received, I was able to improve my confidence both at work and personally. Some 4 years on and I have now completed my Apprenticeship in Customer Service Level 3 and remain in full time employment, with the hope of gaining further qualifications.
The support and help received throughout my Apprenticeship was great. Julie Curtis gave me the encouragement to persevere with my training and my Apprenticeship. I have the utmost respect for Julie, as I wasn’t always the perfect learner! The whole team at McArthur Dean were helpful throughout my Apprenticeship, coming into my work and offering advice on how to word and pitch my assignments. I would highly recommend having McArthur Dean as your training provider, I wouldn’t be where I am today if they had not supported me as their Apprentice. Thank you.