At Outsauce, we support apprenticeships and have had the pleasure of employing apprentices for the last four years. These apprenticeships have ranged across all areas of the business from Customer Services roles in our Operational areas to our back office areas including IT. As the Compliance and Resources Manager of Outsauce, I get the satisfaction of recruiting the individuals.
In total, Outsauce have employed five apprentices and two of these are currently completing their apprenticeship with us. All of the apprentices we have employed have developed key skills and Outsauce have worked with the individuals to support them to gain knowledge and obtain their dream roles.
Abbie, our current Client Administrator Apprentice, is nearly half way through their apprenticeship course and stated; “The apprenticeship at Outsauce is helping me progress towards a future career path. This has been a great option and is helping me develop personally, especially with confidence!”
In the current climate, when having qualifications and experience for a new role is hard to accomplish these programmes are really supporting all age groups to progress within their chosen field. As someone who did not go to University I was always worried that I wouldn’t have the qualifications for future roles, however, I always strived to complete vocational qualifications and increase my knowledge and understanding to help me progress with my future. As a result, I am passionate about the apprenticeship programmes and how they support people to get into the role they want, whilst allowing them to gain a qualification and experience.
Dom, our current Credit Control Administration Apprentice confirmed, “Choosing an apprenticeship has put me on a career path that will give me many opportunities in the future and enable me to broaden my horizons across a multi-faceted working environment. Learning whilst working in a functioning business gives me a combination of hands-on knowledge that I use to fulfil the requirements of the course. I find this more beneficial than just learning class-based courses as the skills I will need after the apprenticeship finishes are being gained now, not later.”
In 2010, the Young Apprenticeship scheme ended and the new scheme was introduced which saw vast growth, opening the door to many new roles and opportunities. I would have loved this to be more readily available in so many sectors, with a vast amount of companies to provide such diversity when I was looking to gain knowledge and experience within my chosen role.
These apprenticeship schemes make all the difference; they help all types of people with key workplace skills and soft skills to create bright futures.
For those interested in an apprenticeship please look out for further opportunities with Outsauce.
By Nina Wingate