National Apprenticeship Week – 5 Days of Excellence

National Apprenticeship Week has kicked off its 15th annual week-long celebration. The theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2022 will be ‘build the future’; reflecting on how apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career, and businesses to develop a talented workforce that is equipped with future-ready skills.

Mercuri International is taking part in National Apprenticeship Week by celebrating a number of apprentices for our ‘5 Days of Excellence’. We are celebrating all of the hard work our learners have put into their apprenticeship and all of their success so far.

Day 1:

Hayley Blair, Sales Director at Story Homes is currently undertaking the Level 5 Operations Manager Apprenticeship. Hayley spoke to us about her Apprenticeship so far and the support she has received from her Learning and Development Coach.

“I’ve developed new skills and the training has also acted as a refresher for the skills I already have, putting theory behind everything I do.”

Hayley Blair – Story Homes

Day 2:

Jessica Fox, Business Development Coordinator at VP PLC is currently undertaking the Level 4 Sales Executive Apprenticeship. Jessica spoke to us about new skills she has gained during her apprenticeship and a future job role.

“My apprenticeship fits around my day to day work load and I don’t feel any added pressure or stress.”

Jessica Fox – VP PLC

Day 3:

James West, Product Specialist at Unity 5 is currently undertaking the Level 4 Sales Executive Apprenticeship. James spoke to us about his change in role and how his apprenticeship has taken him back to basics.

“I have been in sales for 6 years now and it was great for me to go back to the basics and touch on areas within sales I thought I had mastered and improve further.”

James West – Unity 5

Day 4:

Alexandra Turner, Regional Sales Engineer at Alfa Laval spoke to us about what she enjoys most about her apprenticeship and how the course has helped in her job role.

“I’d recommend it to anyone”

Alexandra Turner – Alfa Laval

Day 4:

Liam McNally, Channel Sales Specialist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise spoke to us about his new job role which would not of been possible without undertaking his apprenticeship.

“This is a move I could not have made had it not been for this apprenticeship.”

Liam McNally – HPE

Day 5:

James Peden, Sales Exec at CSR Digital is currently undertaking the Level 4 Sales Executive Apprenticeship. James spoke to us about his favourite part of his apprenticeship and why he decided to leave University to start his Sales role.

“I am finding the apprenticeship enjoyable and challenging, which is helping to draw the very best out of me.”

James Peden – CSR Digital