Stopfords Chesterfield has appointed Sophie Kelley as a business admin apprentice, who joins the company after her final year at school!
Sophie said:“The advantage of doing this apprenticeship is that it gives me a chance to work towards a qualification and have a job at the same time. It lets me gain skills and knowledge that I’ll need to succeed in the business industry, whilst gaining valuable experience in the workplace.
“When I was told that I was successful in getting the apprenticeship at Stopfords, I was amazed and so happy. I couldn’t wait to start! Everyone here is so lovely and have made me feel comfortable.”
Martin Swain, Partner at Stopford’s said: “Due to the increase of administration workload in the business, we needed to hire another member of staff, and I am pleased that Sophie has filled that position. “
We chose to hire someone on an apprenticeship as I value supporting young people; and getting them into the workplace to gain the experience required to succeed in such a competitive world. Since Sophie joined the team she has exceeded expectations and has modelled how effective and positive an apprenticeship scheme can be for a business as well as the individual.”