Administration Assistant Lois Murray-Wood is the third apprentice to successfully complete the NVQ Level 2 at Clynder Cables. She has been an apprentice through The Growth Company, a Manchester-based, not-for-profit skills and training organisation.
Barbara Walton, General Manager, has worked directly with all three apprentices at Clynder, passing her considerable knowledge and experience on to the next generation. Barbara explained, “When I commenced my working life as an Office Junior, I was lucky enough to meet Jean the MD’s Secretary. Jean was my mentor and instilled in me good working practices and values. These lessons have stayed with me and, I feel, have helped me to progress forward with my career.
“When I joined Clynder I was fortunate to have been given the opportunity to pass this on to our three apprenticeships.”
Jacqui Ogden, Skills Development Tutor at The Growth Company, has been a key contact throughout, providing ongoing support for Lois. This has come at a particularly challenging time for the education sector and work-based training because of the Covid pandemic.
Lois feels that the apprenticeship programme has been of great benefit to her. “This has provided me with the skills I needed to advance on to a full-time job at Clynder.”
Oliver Hingston, Managing Director commented, “Through Government assistance, the apprenticeship schemes have come on leaps and bounds and are making a huge difference to young people’s futures, providing an alternative professional pathway to universities. I would have no hesitation in recommending an apprenticeship via the Growth Company to other organisations.”