Biochemica Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week 2018

You may have noticed this week that many businesses are celebrating their apprentices on social media. Well, there is a reason for this. Starting from 5th March 2018 and lasting all week, the UK government is promoting National Apprenticeship Week. #NAW2018 is an initiative to celebrate apprenticeships and how they benefit people, businesses, communities and our economy.

Biochemica Group is a huge advocate of the apprenticeship scheme and many of our employees have completed an apprenticeship and graduated to full time work with us. This is something we will continue into the future, we currently have two apprentices and plan to recruit more throughout the year.

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, we have asked our apprentices (past and present) to tell us about their apprenticeships at Biochemica.

Michelle Hughes 

Where did you hear about the apprenticeship at Biochemica?

I was looking on the GOV.UK apprenticeship website and came across the job description for the role I am currently working in.

What is your apprenticeship in?

My apprenticeship is Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner.

What is your job now?

I am still currently undergoing my apprenticeship which finishes in June.

How has your apprenticeship at Biochemica helped you in your career?

It has allowed me to see the different roles I could go in to within the company and doing the apprenticeship would allow me to provide good customer service to our customers.

Would you recommend others to do an apprenticeship?

I would recommend that others do an apprenticeship as it allows you to obtain more skills and qualifica

tions. For example, in the customer service apprenticeship I have learned ways to approach customers who may not be satisfied. Therefore, by learning these new skills it has enabled me to try and provide the best service to our customers.

Sam Johnson

Where did you hear about the apprenticeship at Biochemica?

I heard about my apprenticeship through an agency called Key Training.

 

What was your apprenticeship in?

My apprenticeship was a Level 2 in Warehousing

What is your job now?

My job now is Water Hygiene Technician

How has your apprenticeship at Biochemica helped you in your career?

My apprenticeship at Biochemica has allowed me to learn new skills I never thought I would ever learn and I hope to move even further through the company.

Would you recommend others to do an apprenticeship?

I would recommend an apprenticeship to others, especially at Biochemica as it’s a learning platform to bigger things.

Gabi Smith

Where did you hear about the apprenticeship at Biochemica?

I heard about the apprenticeship with Biochemica through an apprenticeship searching website when I was looking for an apprenticeship.

What was your apprenticeship in?

Business Administration (originally Level 2, I am now almost finished my Level 3!)

What is your job now?

My job now still consists of general administration duties, as well as assisting with Procurement and Logistics, processing customer orders and generating purchase orders.

How has your apprenticeship at Biochemica helped you in your career?

My apprenticeship at Biochemica has helped me to gain much more experience and an understanding of being part of a working environment. It has helped me to build on and gain more confidence in many areas. It has also given me the opportunity to think about the type of career I want to pursue.

Would you recommend others to do an apprenticeship?

Yes 😊

Matty Gowens

Where did you hear about the apprenticeship at Biochemica?

I heard about the apprenticeship at Biochemica from the GOV.UK apprenticeships website.

What was your apprenticeship in?

My apprenticeship was in Warehousing (Level 2).

What is your job now?

I am now Team Leader in the warehouse.

How has your apprenticeship at Biochemica helped you in your career?

My apprenticeship taught me everything I know now and has helped me to be where I am today.

Would you recommend others to do an apprenticeship?

I would recommend others to do an apprenticeship to gain the skills needed to work in whatever environment they choose.