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Case Study

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.

Gill Hawlins, Practice Managerof Longlevens Surgery contacted SWAC as they were in a position to fill a vacancy and the thought of having an apprentice really appealed to them.

SWAC attended an appointment with Gill which she remembers vividly “from day one we were incredibly impressed with the commitment, enthusiasm and drive from SWAC.  They took on board the criteria and type of person we were looking for such as the skills and personality of the potential apprentice”

Gill found the recruitment process hassle free and was impressed with the standard of candidates “Within a few days we had CVs to review and shortly after that we were in a position to invite candidates in for an informal chat and then short list for interview.  The standard was high and all had something to offer but the successful one was Naomi who we knew would be fantastic in the role”

Their apprentice, Naomi, worked towards a Business Administration Level 2 Apprenticeship with Lifetime Training. Feedback from the team at the surgery was very complimentary “Naomi settled in quickly and soon became a competent and enthusiastic member of the team”

Gill has been impressed with SWAC’s support and would not hesitate to recommend us to others “SWAC will always be our preferred choice should we have a vacancy again”

Gill is keen to encourage others to use SWAC for their Apprenticeship needs “give them a go, they do all the initial recruitment sifting, get the best candidates ready for interview, they employ them for the placement which also gives you peace of mind”