As an organisation, Sugarman is proud to support the Apprenticeship scheme. To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2018, we want to introduce you to some of our shining star Apprentices. Meet Claire in Watford…

“I’m Claire Patch, Office Manager at Sugarman Health & Wellbeing.

I first started out doing an NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration with Sugarman. Once I completed my Apprenticeship I was offered a permanent position as a Resourcer and I was doing this for 6 months. Then a job opening for a Recruitment Consultant came up so I put myself forward for it and got the job! I ran my own desk of 2000 hours and was one of the top billing consultants. I was noticed for my organisational skills and was asked to lead on payroll and recruitment and I now manage a team of 3.

I love making a difference to people’s lives and seeing progress from our staff and clients. I also get to meet a diverse group of people on a weekly basis. You are constantly learning, whether that be from others past experiences or being put on internal training courses.

The best thing about my Apprenticeship was being able to learn new things whilst working.

The Apprenticeship worked well for me because I was learning while working and having that hands on experience which I think is better than sitting in a classroom.

In the future I would like to progress my career within Sugarman Health & Wellbeing and be able to pass on all my knowledge and experience to others. I would also like to be an inspiration to others who are looking to take on an Apprenticeship. Anything is possible if you put your mind to it.”

View Claire’s case study here