Monday, 17 March 2014
5 Months into my Apprenticeship
I am now 5 months into the apprenticeship and it is going even better than it was when I wrote my first blog 3 months in. Since my last blog I have taken on a lot more tasks and responsibilities and it has made me feel like I am now contributing much more and becoming a valued member of the team. From the start of my apprenticeship up until the 20th January I was working for ‘Team 1’ in the transfers department which deals with pre settlement transfers. During my time in team 1 I was taught many different roles and was given the responsibility to complete these tasks once I had been fully trained on them. The different roles involved looking at physical transfers, electronic transfers, ISA transfers and data inputting. I couldn’t have asked for better training and everyone who guided me within the team was extremely helpful, when I had any queries they would take time out of doing their own work just so they could help me out – this was greatly appreciated. Once my time was up in Team 1 I moved down to Team 2 which deals with post settlement transfers. I am now three weeks into my time with team 2 and it is going well so far (I think !). The first week involved me getting to know the new roles I was going to be expected to fulfil and I received some further training. Since then I have been given the responsibility to carry out these roles and I feel as though the experience gained from being given this responsibility will be invaluable in the future. I am staying with the transfers department until April 4th and I will be sad to leave the team as I have built strong relationships with my fellow workers in the department. The next department I will be working with is Pensions and although I will be upset to leave Transfers, I am looking forward to meeting new people and getting to know the roles and tasks I will be carrying out in this department of the company.