‘Apprenticeships are a brilliant fast-track way to gain practical experience as well as the theory’

20 year-old Lucie Williams, Accounts Assistant started at DOORCO in September 2017 as a Level 3 AAT Apprentice which included 1 day a week at college. When she had completed this, Lucie opted to work full-time and DOORCO is supporting her through her AAT Level 4 before she continues to ACCA which will enable her to become a fully qualified, chartered accountant.

Lucie comments: “My current role at Doorco is quite varied. Day to day, my tasks include sales invoicing, weekly payment runs, purchase ledger queries, cashflow etc.

“I have had a lot of support from DOORCO during my Apprenticeship and Training Programme. My Manager is always willing to help out with college work and they’ve often offered me time to study before exams. Over the past couple of years, I have progressed a great deal, being trained and taking on new and more high level tasks by my Manager to help tie in with my studies.

“I would definitely recommend an Apprenticeship/Training position to anybody considering it. It is a brilliant way to gain practical experience as well as the theory you learn at college that ensures you’ll learn and develop the key skills needed to do the job well. I personally opted to do an Apprenticeship/ Training scheme as opposed to University as it gave me a head start in on the job experience and recognised qualifications that most employers look for.”