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Success Stories

 

Agnieszka Meek

Age:  38

Company: Winfields

What did you do before? Retail

What are you doing now? Still in Retail

How long have you been doing it? Over five years in retail but have been completing my apprenticeship for the last 12 months.

What advantage do you think the apprenticeship has given you?  It has given me useful information and I have learned a lot and it has made a big difference within my workplace with the support from my assessors who I cannot compliment enough.

Would you recommend VSS? I would highly recommend VSS for training purposes as I have enjoyed my experience with completing my level 2 Customer Service.

 

Rachael Taylor

Age: 22

Company: Paragon Data Services Ltd

What did you do before? Before accepting this apprenticeship, I was on program with another training provider.

What are you doing now? I have gained a full time position within the company through this apprenticeship scheme.

How long have you been doing it? I have been with the employer for a total of 18 months.

What advantage do you think the apprenticeship has given you? The training has given me the skills needed to excel within my job role and I enjoyed it a lot.

Would you recommend VSS? Absolutely!

 

Leslie Cowe

Age: 23

Company: Winfields

What did you do before? Retail

What are you doing now? Still working in Retail

How long have you been doing it? Four years

What advantage do you think the apprenticeship has given you? It has given me the knowledge to complete my role in the correct manner, also fulfilling my knowledge to which I really appreciate the time spent with me and the constant reassurance from my Assessor and VSS.

Would you recommend VSS? I would highly recommend VSS for all training purposes

 

Calais Chastey

Age: 31

Company: Copperbeech Homecare

What did you do before? Assistant Manager

What are you doing now? Currently on maternity leave looking into nursing at university

How long have you been doing it? Took me 2 years to finish the qualification as I was busy with work

What advantage do you think the apprenticeship has given you? I now have the entry qualifications for university or better career prospects

Would you recommend VSS? I’d highly recommend VSS

 

Paul Travis

Age: 56

Company: Winfields

What did you do before? Worked for the Local Council

What are you doing now? Working in Retail

How long have you been doing it? Over five years

What advantage do you think the apprenticeship has given you? I have received great help, support and advice for delivering Customer Service

Would you recommend VSS? Yes I would recommend VSS for all training purposes

 

Jack Linley

Age:  18

Company: Independent Medical Agency

What did you do before? Gained the apprenticeship recently after leaving school

What are you doing now? All though i really enjoyed my apprenticeship and was given the opportunity to stay with the company I felt the job was not right for me, I am currently searching through new options.

How long have you been doing it? My apprenticeship lasted 1 year.

What advantage do you think the apprenticeship has given you?  Gained more skills and feels more comfortable working in the office.

Would you recommend VSS? Yes.

 

Alison Bosenavulagi

Age: 47

Company: Winfields

What did you do before? Retail and Hospitality

What are you doing now? Still in the retail and hospitality environment

How long have you been doing it? Over two years

What advantage do you think the apprenticeship has given you? It has given me the confidence to understand my position as a team leader. My assessor was really helpful and I have enjoyed completing the course.

Would you recommend VSS? I would definitely recommend VSS.