Rising Stars: Rathbone Training apprentices find success with Unity Partnership - Part 1

Rising Stars: Rathbone Training apprentices find success with Unity Partnership - Part 1

Posted by Richard Bond |  5th June 2018

Two apprentices from Rathbone Training have been appointed to full-time permanent positions at Unity Partnership after completing apprenticeships with the organisation.

Zoe Holford and Georgia Taylor initially completed their Level 2 and 3 in Business Administration at Unity Partnership with Rathbone Training as their apprenticeship partner, and have now been working with Unity Partnership for two years. Throughout their apprenticeship they were supported by a tutor from Rathbone Training - Dawn Sharples.

Zoe has been offered the position of Technical Support Assistant and will work towards her Level 3 and 4 in Facilities Management.

Zoe said:
'I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do when I left school but I knew [that] I didn’t want to go to University and was unsure about College. Applying for an apprenticeship at Unity was the best decision I ever made! Not only have I managed to complete my qualifications but I have learnt so much about working in an office environment and about myself as a person. Unity has supported me through my training and encouraged me to try new things, to look beyond my comfort zone. I can’t wait to start my next challenge and develop myself even further within the Unity team.’

Meanwhile, Georgia will be taking up the position of Technical Helpdesk Officer, and will be providing advice and guidance to the customers at Unity Partnership in relation to repairs and maintenance of public Council buildings. The role will include raising orders, processing invoices and maintaining accurate systems and records. Similarly, Georgia will continue to study new courses to facilitate her personal and professional progress.

Shirley Berry, Head of Sales & Marketing at Unity Partnership said:
‘Providing meaningful apprenticeships that give young people great career prospects and the chance to develop as individuals, is part of Unity’s core. Around 86% of our apprentices go on to further training or full-time roles with us or one of our partners and that’s right across the board - IT, Revenues & Benefits, Contact Centre, Highways & Engineering, Property Services, HR & Payroll. Zoe and Georgia typify this and have worked really hard to earn their places in the team. We’re pleased to have them on board and look forward to supporting them on this next exciting stage of their journey with us”.

This kind of progression is the ultimate aim of Rathbone Training’s apprenticeship offer and exemplifies our core goal of transforming the lives of young people through learning. Well done Zoe and Georgia, and good luck for what your bright futures hold!

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