Apprenticeships Made Simple

Liz Griffin, Practice Manager at Brierley Park, had previously worked with another apprentice provider but having heard of Futures’ Recruitment and Employment Manager Francine O’Sullivan’s good track record, she felt confident to make a change.


Liz commented on apprenticeships, “the benefits are giving a young person the opportunity to work in a busy and demanding environment whilst being able to study for a recognisable qualification.”

Kya Jade Turner didn’t get the best of grades at school so decided to look for an apprenticeship to achieve some more qualifications. At the time she was working part time at The Range and enjoyed interacting with customers but wanted to work somewhere she could also gain qualifications to benefit her for a lifetime. “Futures helped me and they were supportive from the start, keeping me updated regularly.”

“When we recruited Kya all pre-employment checks were done on our behalf. Knowing that Kya has a support network in place outside of the practice also helps as they can discuss any concerns with their mentor. I would have no hesitation in recommending Futures.”

Kya is now 9 months into her apprenticeship, has recently sat her Maths exam and will be sitting English at the beginning of 2019. At the end of her apprenticeship, she will also have a Level 2 Diploma in Customer Service, “when I was accepted for the role Futures invited me to their office to explain how it would all work and what to expect. They made me feel comfortable and at ease to start my apprenticeship rather than worried and nervous.”

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