Vitacress offers apprenticeship opportunities
As part of a group-wide programme to support young talent, Vitacress has recently hired several new apprentices. The apprenticeships will run between 12 – 24 months and will offer the apprentice the opportunity to work in their chosen field, based on their skills and career aspirations, whilst simultaneously studying for their qualification.
Each apprentice will be given the chance to earn while they learn. They will also be supported by a mentor/career coach to guide them through their work and study and help them on their way to success.
In April, Harry Lewington (pictured above) joined us as our Group Finance apprentice. Whilst it’s been strange starting from home due to the current pandemic restrictions, Harry says he’s really enjoyed his time at Vitacress.
Whilst he’s working on purchase ledger and other day to day tasks, he has a clear goal “… hope to increase my skill set as I progress through the apprenticeship and get onto things like management accounting”.
Vitacress recognises how important it is to support people in their professional development, which is why it is planning to offer an 18-month Graduate programme across the Vitacress Group businesses. Harry has his own online business – he sells products on eBay, so it’s clear that companies need to identify and nurture that entrepreneurial spirit where they can.
When asked what attracted Harry to Vitacress he said “I knew this was a very professional company and my interview was excellent… everyone was very welcoming. I wanted to work for a company that has good values and products as I used to work for Sainsburys, so I know first-hand how good our products are”.
The apprentices gain the experience required to support their future careers whether they decide to stay with Vitacress or move on to a new venture. Although as Harry states, he is happy in his role “I believe I will achieve my goal of chartered status with Vitacress, and I hope we can work together for the long term”.
To find out more about our apprenticeship opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org