Tuesday 27 September 2011

Let me get this right

She was sent on a work experience at this place a few years ago,  so she was 15 at that time.. now forgive me but dont apprenticeships mean you arent earning anything?... so how did a4e get her the apprenticeship..


North-East financial adviser Carterbar has taken on seventeen-year-old Ashley Kane as its first ever apprentice. Carterbar, which is based on the Belasis Business Park, in Billingham, Teesside, says that it was impressed with the teenager when she did work experience and was determined to invite her back.

Ashley, from Billingham, has been given a six month apprenticeship as an administrative  assistant, as part of a programme run by the A4e organisation. During her time with Carterbar, she will not only been given training in administrative skills but will also study for a NVQ Level 2 in administration.

Carterbar Managing Director Arthur Dornan said: “Ashley impressed us when she came for work experience a couple of years ago. It does not matter to us that she does not have a background in financial services. Our philosophy has always been that a person’s attitude is the most important thing about them. We can train them in how to do the job. Ashley’s attitude is excellent. Our view has always been that people can achieve success if they have the right attitude.”

Ashley said: “Although I was at college, I was more interested in the idea of learning on the job which is why I liked the idea of an apprenticeship. Administration appeals to me because it can be applied in all sorts of jobs. I am really enjoying my time at Carterbar.”

Carterbar's services include advice on investments, pensions, mortgages, life assurance, income protection and medical cover.

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