• 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
  • On a day to day basis I look at competitor news and financial data. I review business cases for the company and on a monthly basis prepare presentations including KPIs (Key performance indicators) which are key indicators on how areas in the company are performing. I also attend meetings and study for my AAT.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • So far in my role not only has my technical accounting knowledge improved, but also my softer skills. TUI are focused on developing people, we set SMART objectives regularly, and focus on feed backing on them throughout the year. One skill that has majorly improved is communication, and confidence to speak to new people.


  • 3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
  • The programme offers the perfect balance of learning, and working. When I learn technical concepts in college, I often find myself being able to relate them back to the work I do. The programme focuses on not only developing my technical skills, but also softer skills. TUI focuses on ensuring that we are able to work to our own needs, by offering flexible hours, and working from elsewhere. The programme enables me to be flexible in the way I want to learn by offering classroom, and online based sessions. I enjoy that each day is full of new and different experiences, within an environment that suits me.


  • 4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
  • The programme is extremely well organised with room for flexibility if needed. Each AAT course is booked on our behalf after which we usually have a month to prepare and take our exam. During this month we can either sit the exam on the date that First Intuition think is right for us, or we are offered the flexibility of another date. We also have skills days planned for us in which we may focus on teamwork, communication, problem solving, and decision-making.


  • 5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
  • When joining TUI each Finance apprentice got assigned a buddy, and a mentor. Your buddy is someone who is closer to your age, who has just recently finished studying or who is still studying, who you are able to talk to about anything from work to studying. These sessions are booked in by your buddy, but you are able to increase or decrease the frequency as you wish. The mentor you are assigned is there to help you with your development and progress during your career, to help you push yourself towards the next level in your career.


  • 6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
  • The trading provider for my qualification - First Intuition, provide a huge amount of support when working towards my qualification. During classroom sessions our tutor offers us a huge amount of support, we are always able to contact her through email if we have any questions to do with our course content. When studying online, we were also provided with a tutor who would be able to check on our progress, and offer support on anything. We have a separate skills and development coach, who focuses on ensuring that our portfolios which show evidence of our work place learning are up to date.


  • 7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
  • Qualification helps link what I learn into the workplace making me perform better in my role.


  • 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.)
  • Yes lots of social activities and teams able to join.


  • 9a. Would you recommend TUI UK & Ireland to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 9b. Why?
  • Lovely place to work

  • 10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to TUI UK & Ireland?
  • Be yourself


Level 3 Apprenticeship

Accounting, Finance

Luton, Bedfordshire

May 2021

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