An apprenticeship can positively impact on how trainee professionals are recruited and introduced into their respective fields – they allow individuals access into a career space where they can acquire knowledge and develop an advantageous set of skills.
The Tranmere Rovers Accountancy team has trained their current apprentice, David, over the past few months, joining to gain experience in a professional environment while learning beneficial skills to advance in his chosen industry. David has noted his skills in software understanding have improved dramatically, analysing large data sets and manipulating data to gain greater understanding. In regard to his interpersonal skills, the variation in experience across different areas of accounts at Tranmere means David has developed these vital skills that he can take with him into the professional sphere.
National Apprenticeship Week 2022 celebrates the positive impact that apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and the economy. Businesses benefit from training apprentices as it allows the opportunity to build a talented workforce which reflects within their own team and individuals can gain experience within a real working professional area.
The Head of Finance at Tranmere, Jonathan, notes David’s time at college allows for development of his technical skills that can be translated into the work environment, enabling him to further his abilities in areas including his functional skills with technology and presentational skills. Gaining a globally recognised qualification and work experience, David’s apprenticeship is valuable to both himself and the industry.
Jonathan writes “It’s important that the Club continues to offer valuable employment and education opportunities to those in its local community, whether it be through apprenticeships or by offering further education opportunities through Tranmere Rovers Academy, which is hosting an open evening on Thursday 17th February at 18:15 at Prenton Park for the September 2022 intake.”
The theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2022 is ‘Build the future’ which is reflected in David’s time at Tranmere as he states, “Once qualified you are already a refined member of a team so when stepping into a role you are ready to go”. The hands-on approach of an apprenticeship provides real-life experience and David feels this will greatly appeal to employers further into his career.
“The team at Tranmere have created a fun and welcoming environment upon my arrival. This allowed me to quickly settle into the environment in order to learn and understand the ways things are done. There is very much a policy that no question is a silly question to ask which really allowed me to open and absorb the information I required to feel like I could effectively understand my role.”
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