This week, Monday 7th February – Sunday 13th February it’s the 15th National Apprenticeship Week which aims to show how apprenticeships have a positive impact on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.
This year’s theme is ‘build the future’ and now more than ever that sentiment will resonate with those businesses looking for talent over the coming weeks and months.
Throughout the week we’re sharing local apprenticeship success stories. Today we hear from Swindon-based accountancy and law firm, Optimum Professional Services.
Optimum currently have two apprentices who are proving a real asset to the firm. Callum Morton and Zach Bunce have just completed their level 3 AAT qualifications and are now moving on to level 4.
Hannah Matthews, Optimum’s Assurance and Accounts Manager, who oversees the apprentices, said, “I think the apprenticeship route is an excellent way to get into a profession, and in fact if I had my time again I think I’d take the shop floor route.
“Both Callum and Zach have been a huge help, with Zach now working in tax and Callum staying in accounts. Our message is that apprentices, even though they are starting out and in a junior role, still have a massive impact in terms of helping us support our client portfolio.”
Optimum Professional Services offers a range of services for business owners, people and families. As well as accountancy and audit, the team provide bookkeeping, payroll, business and personal tax advice. The firm’s legal team specialise in property law, wills and probate, and estate planning.
Optimum is actively recruiting for apprentices and a range of other positions. Anyone interested in joining the company, either working in the accountancy/audit team or with the legal team, should email their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, or to contact the team, visit www.optps.co.uk, email email@example.com or call 01793 538 198.
Pictured above: Optimum Professional Services apprentices, Zach Bunce and Callum Morton.