Linzi Monks (Head of Apprenticeships)
Preston’s College, FE Sector, Large provider of Apprenticeships across the following sectors:
- Business and Law
- Service Industry
Which type of Apprenticeships do you offer?
Business Administration Level 4
IT Level 2, 3
Hair Level 2, 3
Beauty Level 2, 3
Customer Service Level 2
Business Administration Level 3
Accounting Levels 3, 4
Digital Marketer Level 3
Why did you choose to hire an apprentice?
Apprentices help to bring new life into a company, they are a way of growing home grown talent.
What benefits has your company seen from hiring apprentices?
Sustainable employment in certain area, efficiency changes and new methods of working introduced.
What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone thinking about becoming or hiring an apprentice?
Investment, it is a training programme that needs investment of time for the best results.
Please tell us a positive story regarding apprenticeships that you can share?
I was a Business Administration Apprentice at the NHS 22 years ago and it opened a lot of doors for me, it was a strong base for me to develop from and I have slowly moved up the ranks in education to now be the Head of Apprenticeships at Preston’s College. During this time I have seen many more Business Admin apprentices employed by the college move up into senior positions at the college.