National Apprenticeship Week: Laura Hurrell
During National Apprenticeship Week we’re going to be hearing from two of our very own apprentices who joined us straight from college in 2018. We sat down with our Junior Accounts Apprentice, Laura and asked her a few questions.
Why did you choose an apprenticeship?
I wanted to learn on the job, an apprenticeship has helped me to do this both theoretically and in actuality. Going down the apprenticeship route rather than university, has not only helped me to improve my communication and time management skills. But, there is a higher level of independence whilst being an apprentice, yet there’s still an incredibly supportive team around me should I need any help!
Why did you choose to work for A P Robinson and what is it like working here?
On my search for an accountancy firm, I was looking for a place that had a good reputation but also had a broad spectrum of clients so I could really get stuck into my role. Working here has given me the opportunity to learn more about accountancy, pushing my abilities more than I could have imagined.
I get to see a variety of different aspects of the accountancy role, for example this past month we entered our busiest time of the year. This showed me the true value and importance of teamwork to meet deadlines.
What do you enjoy most about working here?
There is so much to do! No two days are the same, I could be calling clients one day and prepping accounts the next.
You joined us in 2018, what have you achieved since then?
A lot! I’ve passed my first 5 Certificate level exams and well on the way to my 6th. My final will be sat in the near future too. But asides from qualifications I’ve also improved on my confidence and communication skills. Which is something I feel I wouldn’t have done in the same time frame if I attended university.
Keep a lookout on our social channels for the next instalment of our National Apprenticeship Week update with Niall. But in the meantime, should you need our assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.