Mercuri Ambassadors

Mercuri International is passionate about honouring apprentices. Mercuri’s Apprentice Ambassadors exhibit a variety of qualities, including initiative, resiliency, a solid work ethic, personal integrity, and professionalism. Learn more about the Mercuri Apprentice Ambassadors for Winter 2022, including the qualities and traits they have demonstrated during their apprenticeship.

Mercuri Winter 2022 Ambassadors

Meet Dan

Dan Steers is a Sales and Commercial Advisor at Siddall and Hilton Products Ltd and is undertaking the Level 4 Sales Executive Apprenticeship.

What’s the best thing about being an apprentice?

“For me, the fact I am working alongside some fantastic, experienced professionals whilst learning a whole new skillset alongside my duties is undoubtedly the best thing about being an apprentice. I feel I have a nice balance between individual learning, learning from others internally, and carrying out the day-to-day tasks. I am also well supported by both Mercuri and Siddall & Hilton Products, and this is assisting me with my sales career and allowing me the freedom to study and work in a hands-on role.”

How would you say apprentices help employers?

“The best way for apprentices to assist employers is to be willing to learn and be easy to teach. An organisation will enjoy having an apprentice more if they are easy going and take all their learning in their stride, as well as bounce off other experienced professionals within the business. Furthermore, apprentices offer fresh mindsets and innovation to employers as they can apply their new discoveries to working life and keep motivation levels high.”

Can you share with us your thoughts on becoming a Mercuri Ambassador?

“When I was informed about becoming a Mercuri ambassador I was absolutely delighted, and I wasn’t expecting it at all! But it is such a fantastic way for me to receive recognition for the hard work and commitment I’ve put into my apprenticeship so far. All in all, I couldn’t be much happier, and it’s given me a spring in my step to keep up the hard work – not only throughout the remainder of the programme, but also everyday working life.”

Meet Ian

Ian Whitehouse is a Supervisor at UPS and is currently undertaking the Level 3 Team Leader Apprenticeship.

What’s the best thing about being an apprentice?

“I would say the best thing about being an apprentice is that you gain more than just a qualification, you gain real world experience and the opportunity to network with others who are working towards the same goal.”

How would you say apprentices help employers?

“Apprenticeships help employers by allowing them to grow and develop talent from within their workforce. Employers are able to adapt the training according to the needs of the business.”

Can you share with us your thoughts on becoming a Mercuri Ambassador?

“I am happy to become an ambassador as I feel upskilling myself is vital for my future. By working through this apprenticeship it is helping me gain valuable knowledge within my industry which I am more than happy to promote.”


“Dan is passionate about his Sales Executive apprenticeship and consistently brings an incredibly positive attitude to his support sessions. As a result, Dan is absorbing his learning and demonstrating this in his role. By applying these new skills and behaviours Dan is growing in confidence and contributing effectively to his team. Dan is always looking to improve, is inquisitive and not afraid to challenge any areas of understanding around his Sales Executive programme. This proactive approach will support Dan in his journey to gaining a distinction level grade in this end point assessment and will reap rewards for him in developing his future career.”

Mark Brooks, Mercuri Learning & Development Coach


“Ian has a positive attitude towards his apprenticeship, he can connect the areas that he is learning to his workplace, this is then enhancing his knowledge skills and behaviours, such as within operational and organisational responsibilities, inclusive of managing his team with providing direction, instructions and guidance to ensure the achievement of set goals. The knowledge acquired is providing Ian with an increased toolset enabling him to plan, monitor workloads and resources, deliver operational plans, provide techniques to resolving problems and build relationships both internally and externally.”

Sarah-Louise Bell, Mercuri Learning & Development Coach

“Dan had started his apprenticeship at a previous workplace and had not resumed it when I joined Siddall and Hilton. It was soon apparent that it would be a good opportunity for both Dan and Siddall’s for him to resume the apprenticeship as part of the companies longer term progression planning for the Sales Team. Dan soon recognised that the apprenticeship could help structure his development at the company. I’m pleased to say that he has approached the training with complete passion and dedication. Dan is an integral part of the internal sales team and the apprenticeship has boosted his confidence. We’re all very proud at Siddall and Hilton that Dan has been asked to be an ambassador for Mercuri as it reflects all his hard work and commitment to the training programme.”

Tina Bostock, Sales Office Manager, Siddall & Hilton Products Ltd

siddall & Hilton products ltd

Siddall & Hilton Products Ltd is a long-established and highly respected manufacturer of welded wire mesh for high security fencing, industrial and construction applications.

“Transferring newly acquired knowledge and skills back into the workplace environment is the vital link that employers get excited about. Ian is modelling that through his apprenticeship which is fantastic for him and the organization.”

Barry Hilton, Mercuri International Managing Director


UPS is one of the largest and most trusted Global shipping & logistics companies worldwide.