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Case Studies

Case Study - Alice Loveday

Alice is the Recruitment Resourcing Apprentice at the South West Apprenticeship Company. Alice started her apprenticeship with SWAC in June 2016. She is now a key member of staff and is making excellent progress towards her qualification.

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Apprentice Blog - Alice Loveday Day 5

Final day of National Apprenticeship Week! #NAW2017 Today I am attending a Jobs and Apprenticeship Fair

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Friday - Day 5 – Progression

Where can your Apprenticeship take you next?

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Former Apprentice Case Study - Emily Atkinson

Emily completed a Business Administration Level 3 apprenticeship at Central Asset Finance Ltd

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Apprentice Blog - Alice Loveday Day 4

Today I have been calling the applicants who I met with earlier this week to book them in for host interviews after sending their CV’s to the host organisation's yesterday.

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Apprentice Case Study - Kirsty Beavis

Kirsty is an Advanced Engineering Apprentice at Himag Planar Magnetics and is currently working towards a BTEC Level 3 in Electrical Engineering. Kirsty started her apprenticeship in November 2015 and is progressing well.

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Thursday - Day 4 - Interview Techniques and Tips

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Apprentice Blog Day 3

Day 3 of National Apprenticeship Week! Today I have formatted the CV’s for the applicants that I met with yesterday, ready to send off to the client.

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Apprentice Case Study - Rhiannon Smith

Rhiannon is a laboratory & Associated Technical Activities Level 2 apprentice at Cirencester Deer Park School. Rhiannon started her apprenticeship in September 2016 and is progressing well.

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Wednesday - Day 3 – Applying for Apprenticeships

Because the process of applying for Apprenticeships can be time consuming, be sure you are applying for vacancies that are suited to your skills, experience and interests.

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Apprentice Blog - Alice Loveday Day 2

Day 2 of National Apprenticeship Week! Today I have conducted face to face interviews with applicants interested in securing an apprenticeship.

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Tuesday - Day 2 – CV and Cover Letter Tips

In today’s competitive jobs market, it’s more important than ever to make a good first impression. This can often be your CV, so it needs to be putting across the right messages, with the right presentation, and no mistakes. Your CV is your chance to show an employer that you've got the skills and experience that they need. So take your time to get it right.

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Apprentice Case Study - Sam Phelps

Samuel completed a Business and Administration Level 2 & 3 Apprenticeship at Rosebank Health. Since completing his qualifications, Samuel has been employed as a full time member of staff at Rosebank.

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Apprentice Blog - Alice Loveday Day 1

My name is Alice and I am the Apprentice Recruitment Officer at the South West Apprenticeship Company (SWAC)

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Monday - Day 1 – Thinking about the right Apprenticeship for you!

If you are 16 and over, not in full time education and live in England you are eligible to apply for an Apprenticeship. How do you choose between Apprenticeships? Are you better suited to a Business Administration Apprenticeship, Plumbing Apprenticeship or maybe a Childcare Apprenticeship?

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Apprentice Case Study - Olivia Mead

“With an apprenticeship I had the option of being in education and getting a wage every month, it was everything I had ever wanted, an apprenticeship was perfect for me.”

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Apprentice Case Study - Frankie Macviegh

Frankie is currently studying towards a Level 3 in Business Administration with City of Bristol College. He is based at one of our Host companies, Window Glass. Window Glass design, manufacture and install innovative architectural aluminium systems for the construction industry.

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Apprentice Case Study - Amber Teed-Parsons

Amber is an apprentice at Rosebank Surgery on Stroud Road in Gloucester and has been declared the winner of the Outstanding Apprentice of the year 2015 in Gloucestershire for Financial and Business Services. Amber is currently doing a Business Administration Intermediate Apprenticeship and will be progressing on to an Advanced Apprenticeship when this is complete.

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Host Organisation Case Study - Bideford College

Located in Bideford, North Devon, Bideford College is resourced to meet the demands of providing a first rate education for 1,500 young people between the ages of 11 to 19. The curriculum is broad and offers opportunities for academic, technical and sporting excellence

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Host Organisation Case Study - Isys Intelligent Systems

Located in Swindon Wiltshire, Isys Group develops a suite of supporting software solutions which provides companies with a complete workforce management system, serving employees right through from employee application and screening to ongoing time & attendance tracking and payroll exports.

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Apprentice Case Study - Louise Holton - Healthcare apprentice

Louise is an apprentice at Adcroft Surgery in Trowbridge. They are a General Practice surgery and Louise is Health Care Assistant and also provides administration support when needed. Louise is currently doing a Health and Social Care Level 2 Apprenticeship, Louise feels lucky to be doing an Apprenticeship in such a varied work place

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Sadia Ali - Accountancy Apprentice

Sadia Ali was an Accounting Apprentice at City of Bristol College, one of the largest further and higher education colleges in the UK. Sadia worked within the finance department of the City of Bristol College and has just completed a level 4 AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Apprenticeship. Sadia’s role included processing month-end journals, prepayments and maintaining centralised processing systems. As well as sales ledger, purchase ledger, weekly and monthly payroll and credit control.

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Kelly Lock - Dental Nurse Apprentice

Kelly Lock is an Apprentice Dental Nurse at Wylye Valley Dentistry, a Dental practice in Warminster, Wiltshire. The dental practice specialises in all kinds of dentistry from cosmetic procedures like tooth whitening through to orthodontics for adults and children.

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Apprentice Case Study - Liam Aherne - Advanced Engineering Apprentice

Liam had always wanted a career in Engineering when he left school “I chose an Apprenticeship over going straight to university as I felt that in order to excel in the field of engineering I’d need to have an appreciation for all aspects. I felt that rather than just understanding the theory I had to be able to apply it in practical situations.”

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Business Admin Apprentice Case Study - Aaron Singleton

Aaron left school at 16, but at 21 he was determined to return to education and gain formal qualifications so he could really start to develop a career, rather than just have a job. The Apprenticeship route provided a clear opportunity for him to do this.

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Ryan Buxton - Level 2 in Electrical Engineering and Electronics Apprenticeship

Ryan is an Apprentice with Itec Connect Limited in Bristol. Itec Connect have been supplying copiers, printers and Multifunctional Devices (MFD) in the South West and in London since 1987. Itec Connect are at the forefront of MFD, office print, copying, scanning, workflow and archiving technology. They have 7 offices located across the South/South West, offering market-leading technology from Ricoh, Xerox, Canon and Lexmark combined with innovative software solutions to enhance office functions.

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Business Administration Apprentice - Alana Wise

Alana Wise is a Business Administration apprentice at Animal Aids Ltd, an organisation based in Wincanton, Somerset; they are a licensed veterinary wholesaler, pharmacy and merchant for pig and poultry farms. Animal Aids Ltd supply products from antibiotics & specialist vaccines to equipment, protective clothing and disinfectants. In addition they have a licensed laboratory where they provide services such as salmonella testing.

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Host Organisation Case Study - Lydbrook Health Centre

Lydbrook Health Centre is a family Medical Practice with approximately 5,700 patients in The Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Sheila Booth manages personnel at the centre so works closely with their apprentice Chelsea.

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Host Organisation Case Study - ABB Ltd

ABB Ltd is Located in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, they are a global leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact

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Apprentice Case Study - Ryan Buxton

Ryan is currently studying towards a Level 2 in Electrical Engineering and Electronics with City of Bristol College. He is based at one of our Bristol Host companies. Ryan’s Host are at the forefront of MFD, office print, copying, scanning, workflow and archiving technology. They have a number of offices located across the South/South West, offering market-leading technology from Ricoh, Xerox, Canon and Lexmark combined with innovative software solutions to enhance office functions.

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Host Organisation Case Study - Longlevens Surgery

Located in Longlevens, Gloucester, this doctor’s surgery is an integral part of the community and provides a personal and friendly service. In addition this is a training practice where they regularly have trainees on placement together with medical students

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Business Administration Level 2 Apprenticeship - Case Study

Jamie-Lee is a Business Administration apprentice at Devizes Insurance Brokers (DIB) in Wiltshire; they have recently been voted Commercial Lines Broker of the Year by Westinsure - a national network of 200 independent insurance brokers. They cover all aspects of brokerage from advice and guidance to final arrangements.

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Host Employer Case Study - GASP

“SWAC have been able to deal with the administration of the scheme as well as selection of possible candidates prior to interview. Without this support, as a small business I doubt we would have had the time needed to dedicate to the admin/recruitment side of things”

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Ross Lindley is currently studying a Level 2 Warehouse & Storage Apprenticeship in Bristol

Ross Lindley is a Warehousing apprentice at Gasp Ltd, an organisation based in Bristol, who deal with general health promotion and develop a range of resources aimed at supporting healthcare and education professionals.

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Madeline Sutton - Advanced Laboratory & Science Technicians Apprenticeship Level 3

Madeleine Sutton works within the product development and technical support team at Actavis in North Devon. And has recently won Apprentice of the Year at the North Devon Manufacturing Awards

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Ella Lungu completing a Housekeeping Level 2 Apprenticeship

Ella Lungu is a Housekeeping apprentice at a prestigious 4 star Hotel based in Swindon. Ella works within the housekeeping department which includes many different responsibilities including allocating rooms to guests and ensuring guests time at the hotel is a satisfying one.

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Kyle Lewis at The Roman Baths (Searcys)

Kyle Lewis began his Apprenticeship at The Roman Baths Kitchen (Searcys) as an apprentice Chef. Working for a restaurant that is a café by day to a social hub restaurant at night Kyle had to adapt quickly to a constantly changing role.

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Apprentice of the Year goes to a SWAC Apprentice...

HUGE congratulations to Madeleine Sutton who won the Apprentice of the Year award at the North Devon Manufacturing Awards. Well done!!

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Case Study - Alexandra Feltham

“Apprenticeships are great if you are unsure of where to start, if you want to start working but do not really know in which area or which profession. SWAC and Actavis have worked to choose the right framework and course to benefit me”

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Apprentice Case Study - Liam Dean

“Apprenticeship's are a great way to gain experience in your chosen field and also gain a qualification at the end of it”.

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Host Organisation Case Study - Gloucestershire Stove Centre

“We receive very good support from SWAC, as does the apprentice. Arranging an apprentice through SWAC helps a lot with our work load”

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Apprentice Case Study - Owen Pitts

“I was put onto SWAC by the jobcentre, followed up and got the job. Grafx is a great firm to work for and SWAC have been really supportive throughout.”

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Apprentice Case Study - Stephen Kay

“Going through SWAC was a lot quicker for me and I find that SWAC are very good at managing the apprenticeship process. They also offer extra support if I need it.

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Apprentice Case Study - Adam Stuart Harley

“My SWAC Learner Account Manager has been very helpful; she has given me helpful tips regarding interviews and how to get the placement I wanted. While I’ve been at Omnitrack she has also contacted me to make sure everything has been going well.”

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