Fri, 13 March 2009
To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week Tameside College students Stephanie Powell and Ali Qureshi visited New Charter Housing Trust in Ashton to shadow Sue Hird, Head of Tenancy Compliance who gave them an insight into how the organisation works in view to them gaining a better understanding of their Business Administration Apprenticeship. The girls also received a tour of the offices and discussed the various roles of the employees working in a busy, multifaceted organisation. The visit also included a meeting with Kevin Rankin from Greater Manchester Police who explained how the police work with New Charter and regulate their estates.
Ali said, “The overall experience was great; it was really useful to find out what the employees do in different departments in this huge organisation. It was very interesting to see the Police and New Charter working together to protect the tenants and the local community.”
The aim of the visit was to highlight the importance of Apprenticeships in the workplace whilst providing an understanding of the practices and skills required to work for a large, popular organisation. Stephanie remarked of the Apprenticeship scheme, “I found the whole experience very interesting and it made me see where I should be aiming to work once I have completed my Apprenticeship.”
“The Modern Apprenticeship Scheme has given me the skills, knowledge and experience I require to further my career, in many different directions and the support from Tameside College was invaluable.”