1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
my role on a day to day basis is working on myrecruit, sending manual DBS/ approving references and application forms e.g health questionnaires, I also manage and process volunteers. I do contract changes and I work on the askhr call line providing guidance and advise to colleagues around the country.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt new skills, my customer service skills have improved as well as my communication (written and verbal) skills, as I send emails and receive calls a lot of my day, I have also learnt skills on different programs such as myrecruit, Cherwell, itrent and other systems in my team
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy the courswork, I think it's very interesting and supports my job a lot. I receive support from the training team in Anchor but not so much from Babcock which has meant I have fallen behind in my coursework as I haven't received the work needed to continue
4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
the coursework is very structured and I find easy to follow, the structure from my external trainer (babcock) has not helped me excel in my course work, which has slowed down the process for my course as the work I've been asked to do has not been very structured
5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I receive a lot of support from my team, as several members are in the process or have completed their CIPD which has helped me increase my quality of work. My colleagues have also supported me and helped to the best of their ability and provided guidance and advise in the process
6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
the support I have received from my trainer (babcock) is limited, when I do my 1-1 with my trainer the support is sufficient but contacting via email is a struggle as I often don't get responses, which doesn't help when I need to move on to a different module or ask for support.
7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
the course has helped me get a better understanding of HR and what HR is involved in, it's helped me improve my work and helped me provide better support to my colleagues. Doing this apprenticeship will help me be better at my job as I will be qualified and gives me the option to receive more training
8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)
I am going to hanovers support building to provide training to colleagues for 1 week down south, I get involved in training away days, my team has half day meetings to discuss different teams within Anchor Hanover, I have visited locations and have had a support service team building away day
9a. Would you recommend Anchor Trust to a friend?
it's a great place to work, even better to do an apprenticeship with as you receive experiences, support, new skills and a great qualification to start your career. Anchor offers you different types of qualifications or training to provide support in your career and help you exceed your work
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Anchor Trust?
take advantage of the opportunities and training that Anchor provides as it helps you receive a well rounded apprenticeship and allows you to leave with the best skills to use in the future. Anchor also provides great opportunities to develop and do new courses or training to help improve your career.
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