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Case Study

Business Admin Apprentice Case Study - Aaron Singleton

Paul Moseley Cable Intelligence’s Director, appointed SWAC to support them for a newly created role within the business. Having discussed the requirements we embarked on a search for an apprentice to suit the role and the business.

 Aaron was appointed as an apprentice Business Administrator.

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.

“My Apprenticeship has allowed me to gain the training and experience I wanted, it’s given me a huge amount of personal satisfaction, personal development, the ability to share my ideas, to show positive results and increase profit.  My confidence and enthusiasm has continued to grow as my role within the company has developed.

Aaron is currently studying towards a Level 2 Business Administration Apprenticeship and is placed with SWAC’s host Cable Intelligence in Tewkesbury. 

Aaron’s daily tasks include updating company databases, compiling company procedures and policy manuals. Aaron has made a significant impact within the business during his Apprenticeship. 

“I’ve personally implemented social media within the business; this has increased web traffic by over 400%. Example of my personal success was to deliver through social media and ecommerce a new product line. Researching the market place I identified a product that was selling successfully. Using the businesses contacts in the Far East I set up an EBay page to sell the product to a retail audience. Over a four-week period I was responsible for selling over 300units and returning over £1000 from the initial investment. By utilising social media and using the new procedures that I helped create the project was extremely successful” 

Aaron’s Host has been really impressed with Aaron’s contribution.  

“Aaron interviewed extremely well, he was confident and keen to ask questions to understand the business and what the role would involve. As a business operating in the SME sector it was vital that any candidate who was to be considered possessed the ability to listen, learn and deliver – Aaron ticked all those boxes.  Aaron is extremely knowledgeable and is keen to develop his skills further; he demonstrates the ability to deliver tasks far beyond the expectations of myself or my team.”

Aaron has seen many benefits from choosing the Apprenticeship route “Choosing an Apprenticeship through SWAC has enabled me to gain business experience whilst learning new skills. This has allowed me to gain valuable on-the-job learning. Demonstrating my learning achievements and business skills will hopefully secure a fulltime placement with my Host” 

Aaron’s hard work and commitment has certainly paid off, he has won the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) Thames Valley Intermediate Apprenticeship Award 2014 and attained a Silver Award at the local Grow Gloucestershire Showcase Awards 2014. Aaron hasbeen recognised for his commitment to encourage ambition and enterprise and to inspire future Apprentices.

Aaron would like to encourage others to do an Apprenticeship; I’mkeen to promote Apprenticeships and would be delighted to become an Apprenticeship Ambassador for young people and the SME market.”

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