Lewis joined NVS in September 2018 after initially studying a B-Tec in Music at college and being unsure with what his career options were. He had some experience of part-time retail roles and had never worked full time or in an office.
He is now studying his Level 2 Accountancy Apprenticeship and is part of our Finance Team. He is studying through Babington Business College in Stoke.
I am good at Maths and was interested in Accounting- I thought Apprenticeships seemed more accessible as a starting point.
I didn’t really have any expectations because it is my first job in an office environment.
My communication skills have improved. I have also improved my skills on Excel and I can do more on it than I could before.
I have input – I am given tasks to do but I can prioritise them. I have to work to deadlines, for example month end. I can manage my own time and workload as long as I meet the deadlines that have been set.
I do find it difficult sometimes, it depends on the work that has been set. But I get one day off work to allow me to go to college and on the weeks I don’t go to college my tutor comes to work and I spend the majority of the day studying one-to-one.
Yes, my tutor is always contactable and my team are really supportive.
That is difficult, I wish I had known more about it when I was at school but there was no information available. I would say if anyone is choosing to do an apprenticeship straight away then make sure it is a subject they enjoy and are interested in.