Life under lockdown with Sue Weymes

As we all know, our lives have been changed considerably over the last few months to an extent that no one could have predicted. As a result, we have had to adapt to our new circumstances whilst continuing to provide a quality service to our learners and employers.

Over the coming weeks, we will be providing you with an insight into how our staff here at McArthur Dean have coped with and adapted to the changing world we now live in due to Covid-19.

Today, we talk to Sue Weymes, who is a member of our Business Development Team:

“Being in lockdown has proved to be a worrying time for all of us. However, I have to say that there have been a few positives. I have learnt new IT skills with Microsoft Teams and Zoom, which has enabled us to connect with, and interview, school and college leavers looking to move on to the Apprenticeship and Traineeship programmes in the summer. In effect, the new technology has enabled us to continue the application process in the safety of our own homes.

In addition to this, we have all been able to keep in close contact with each other as a team and speak on a daily basis which has really helped. The commute is great, being all of 12 steps, and of course it is true to say that the lockdown has been better for the environment too. On a personal note, Baxter, my dog, has LOVED me working from home and joins me in my makeshift office every day.”

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To all our apprentices, trainees, employers and stakeholders. We hope you are well and keeping safe in these most difficult times. We just wanted to remind you that McArthur Dean’s staff will continue to work hard from home to help and support you as much as we possibly can and deliver the service you have become accustomed to.

We will, of course, update you on a regular basis. However, if you need further information please feel free to contact us on 01482 210093 or email us at and one of our staff will be happy to help. Please be assured that we are always there to help you…