Zara Hale, 18, from Biddulph in Stoke-On-Trent, is currently exceeding expectations at Churchill China working in the Stone Casting department as an apprentice. Zara started her journey on the construction skills pre-apprenticeship programme with Achieve Training after realising college was not for her.
Nicola Hudson, 29, from Stoke-on-Trent, has been on an incredible journey with Achieve Training. As we celebrate 40 years in business, Nicola's journey has gone full circle, from first starting as an apprentice, to excelling and becoming a Wellbeing Development Manager in her role today - 10 years after she first joined the company. This is her story in her own words.
Benjamin Mellor, 17, from Bignall End, Stoke-On-Trent is currently excelling his business skills at LA International in Trentham as a Business Administration Level 3 Apprentice. Just months into his apprenticeship journey with Achieve Training, Ben is already getting recognised by his team members since starting in November 2021 at LA International working alongside the Security and Data Input team.
What is it that makes you stand out amongst your competitors? Is it the products you make and / or sell? Possibly. But rarely does a business offer us something that we can’t get anywhere else. More often than not, the value added that we get comes from the quality of customer service that we receive. As consumers, that’s what keeps us going back for more. As business owners, we know that’s what we need to deliver to our own customers. In an era where competition is fierce, your customer service is your USP.
Inspiring increased staff productivity is one of the biggest responsibilities facing employers as they adapt to the 'new norm' of running a business in the post-coronavirus era. Using Trade Supplier apprenticeships to upskill employee responsibilities and motivation is the ultimate alternative to traditional staff training for companies in a wide range of industries.