Welcome Michelle from 3BM’s Apprenticeship Programme

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I first started at 3BM over a year ago on September 23rd 2013. In that short amount of time I have learnt so many new things and gained so much experience. 3BM have enabled me to attend Word and Excel courses to help me improve my skills. I have also been able to do SIMS core and personnel training which has then enabled me to work in a different department and even visiting some schools we support to input data.

All of this has helped me build my confidence. As well as SIMS I have also had the opportunity to work in the 3BM Finance Team which has given me experience in invoicing and payments.

I have been able to work alongside the Managing Director which has taught me lots of new things about businesses and working. My Manager is Head of Marketing and therefore I have learnt new things about that and have been able to help on some projects and exhibitions. All of this has enabled me to learn new things every day.

The Apprenticeship Programme

When I first started in September 2013, I was originally doing an NVQ Level 2 in Business and Administration, but with the help and encouragement of my Line Manager, I progressed to a Level 3 Diploma, which I passed in January 2015. All of the experience working here has helped me with the coursework and units such as minute taking, ordering and organising business travel.

I came to 3BM via the Apprenticeship scheme at Middleton Murray and am very happy that in December 2014, I was awarded Apprentice of the Month.
Overall

Overall I believe an apprenticeship programme was the best option for me. It has been a learning curve and I have learnt so many new things here. My confidence and experience have all improved since working here. I have been very lucky to start my career in an environment which has allowed me to explore all working teams and to work closely with my manager who has helped and supported the journey through the apprenticeship programme. I definitely don’t think I would have been able to learn this much had I not been working for 3BM.

Following the success of my apprenticeship, I am now a full time, permanent Partner within 3BM.

Michelle Dawson
3BM’s first Apprentice

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