I left school in September 2014 and went on to study Art
& Design at college whilst working part time at as a waiter. Spending my
time there, I felt like it wasn’t taking me anywhere or helping me pursue my
ambitions and goals, therefore I decided to do an apprenticeship in business
approached my local training provider where I was given the option of 3
different companies to apply for, I applied for the position at Smart Assessor
and started 3 weeks later.
I’ve been doing an apprenticeship with Smart Assessor for a
month now. I went into this role not having any experience at all in business
admin, but felt it was time that I got myself out there and did something
productive and something that would help me pursue my goals for the future. In
the month that I have been working for Smart Assessor, I have not only learnt
basic office duties, such as franking, scanning, mail merging etc but also
learnt more within the accounts department with inserting invoices into the
software correctly, working more on excel and becoming confident on the
telephone. I feel that doing these tasks
has helped me progress my knowledge within understanding business admin roles.
Within a week at Smart Assessor, there were 2800 invitations
to be sent out for an event that Smart Assessor were hosting, I was handed two
boxes of envelopes, thousands of labels and the personalised invitations which
all had a deadline to be sent out. On my
first day, I watched a Smart Assessor demo, which I had never done in my life. I
felt like it was a good experience and it made me understand what other people
who work alongside me do in their jobs.
Within my second week I was dealing with invoices and how to
insert them on to the system, I made a few mistakes at the start but I feel
like I soon got the hang of it. I then had to chase up outstanding invoices which
was the first call I made whilst working at Smart Assessor.
I have enjoyed the time that I have spent doing an apprenticeship
with Smart Assessor, I feel like I am learning something new every day. I’m
feeling more comfortable within the tasks that I am given to do as I now have
more knowledge than I did a month ago, and I look forward to learning a lot
more in the year to come.
Doing an apprenticeship is beneficial not only do you learn
and gain experience but you also earn at the same time.
I looking forward to learning more and challenging myself
within my role and attending my first conference with Smart Assessor.