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Olivia’s Story

Olivia, an outstanding apprentice at Threemilestone-based Brooks Financial Planning Ltd, has recently accomplished a significant milestone by successfully completing her apprenticeship at Truro and Penwith College and has been offered permanent employment at Brooks.

"The skills I learnt in college lessons helped support me in my role. It’s great to be offered a role at Brooks Financial and I’m looking forward to progressing."

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Employer: Brooks Financial Planning Ltd

Job title: Administrator

Course studied: Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship

My story:

Throughout her journey, Olivia has been supported by Brooks, which has supplemented support from industry expert tutors at the College to play a crucial role in her growth and development as a Business Administrator.

As an apprentice at Brooks Financial Planning Ltd, Olivia was entrusted with important responsibilities, including managing one of the Advisor’s diaries and preparing client meeting packs.

These tasks required meticulous organisation and attention to detail, skills that Olivia cultivated through her college lessons and further honed during her apprenticeship.

Olivia said: “Brooks has been very supportive of my journey as an Apprentice. I look after one of the Advisor’s diaries and prepare client meeting packs for them. The skills I learnt in college lessons helped support me in my role. It’s great to be offered a role at Brooks Financial and I’m looking forward to progressing. The apprenticeship was definitely worthwhile.”

Truro and Penwith College works with Cornwall’s top apprenticeship employers and Olivia is grateful for the supportive environment provided by Brooks Financial Planning Ltd during the apprenticeship. The company’s dedication to nurturing and guiding apprentices has enabled Olivia to flourish in the role and gain valuable experience in the financial services industry.

The knowledge and skills Olivia acquired through college lessons played a vital role in supporting day-to-day tasks. The seamless integration of theoretical knowledge with practical application allowed her to excel in her role and contribute effectively to the company’s operations.

Being offered a full-time role at Brooks Financial was a moment of pride and joy for Olivia. The company’s recognition of her dedication and hard work is a testament to her abilities and potential in the financial industry. With this offer, Olivia eagerly looks forward to progressing in her career and taking on new challenges within the organisation.

Reflecting on her apprenticeship journey, Olivia confidently asserts that it was undoubtedly a worthwhile experience, commenting: “The opportunity to learn, grow, and gain hands-on experience in a professional setting has been invaluable”.

Truro and Penwith College delivers the Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship at both its Truro and Bodmin campuses with more information available online. For help and advice contact apprenticeships@truro-penwith.ac.uk.

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