Lauren Ainsworth, HR Administrator
PM+M Chartered Accountants
We are PM+M Accountants. Our team includes professionals in Accountancy, Tax, Corporate Finance, Wealth Management and Technology as well as Business Sector specialists. We have offices in Blackburn, Burnley and Bury.
Which type of Apprenticeships do you offer?
It varies depending on the team’s needs. We offer apprenticeships from professional accountancy to business support.
Why did you choose to hire an apprentice?
To train young talent and retain them.
What benefits has your company seen from hiring apprentices?
We get to train up young and aspiring people who we can guide along their careers path, and in turn be loyal to the firm.
What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone thinking about becoming or hiring an apprentice?
Go for it! It is an amazing way to start your career without the University debt and you get to ‘earn while you learn’.
Please tell us a positive story regarding apprenticeships that you can share?
I myself joined PM+M as a Business Admin Apprentice.. I have since moved into HR and start my training for a professional qualification next year with full support from the firm. In addition to this, one of our partners, Chris Johnson, started his training with PM+M when he first started his career. Through years of hard work and dedication to his job he has managed to work his way up to Partner level. This really shows that the hard work does pay off and you don’t need a degree behind you to reach your career goals.