Following a recent recruitment day where eight candidates underwent a series of challenging exercises to see who had the all-round skill-set required to be Revell Ward’s successful new apprentice, we’re delighted to be welcoming two new apprentices to the team.
Kai Tahir and Matthew Knowles, both 18, will be joining us on the 5th November.
During the day, Kai and Matthew took part in challenges including creative thinking, presentation skills, team debates, information processing and memory recall and a test of the clarity of their instructions in carrying out a simple every day task. And because we like to do things properly, they also had to undergo a series of aptitude tests as well as the traditional interviews.
Kai, Matthew and the other candidates all told us they found the day tremendously helpful, even admitting they’d had a lot of fun and had never done anything like it before!
We won’t settle for less than the best
Lesley, Jennifer and Karen were very impressed with the calibre of the candidates, but anyone who knows us knows we won’t settle for anything less than the best.
The team is delighted that Kai and Matthew will now join us while studying at Kaplan Financial for their AAT qualification. They’re given time off to study both at structured college days and in a quiet space in the office in half day chunks. More importantly -we think – they’re learning on the job from day one, embedded in the Revell Ward culture of “high challenge, high support”.
A solid understanding
They’ll gain a solid understanding of their roles, and we’ll give them contact with clients and all parts of our team, from the moment they join us. Bookkeeping, management accounts, VAT returns, payroll, and year end accounts will be areas in which they train, as well as general office duties and how to interact professionally with clients.
We took on our first apprentices two years ago to inject some new energy and a different approach to doing things. With a growing number of quality students making the decision not to go to university, its certainly worked out well for us; our apprentices are a breath of fresh air and bring a new dimension to the Revell Ward office.