Find out about our Compliance & Risk Apprentice Holly and her experience with JCB Finance.
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National Apprenticeship Week is a week-long celebration which brings together businesses and apprentices across the UK to shine a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships make on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

At JCB Finance, we have previously supported two apprenticeships - one in Compliance and Risk and another in IT infrastructure. Both apprentices successfully completed their qualifications through a combination of in-classroom learning and on-the-job experience. Both are now full-time employees and continue to make a positive contribution to the company's daily operations.

Holly, our newest apprentice, joined the Compliance and Risk team in September. We asked her about her experience with JCB Finance and her advice for others considering a similar path.

When did you begin your apprenticeship with JCB Finance?

I started studying my apprenticeship in October 2022, after joining JCB Finance in September 2022.

What are the best 3 things you've learned during your apprenticeship so far?

1. Staying organised - I have improved at managing my time to meet my apprenticeship deadlines whilst also balancing work – something I used to struggle with!

2. Improved confidence - feeling comfortable enough to ask questions and seek advice (both in my apprenticeship webinars and in my job role) has been something I have seen a huge improvement in since starting my apprenticeship course.?

3. With the apprenticeship being a 'hands-on' type of learning, I feel as though my adaptation to the new job role has been much quicker, as I have been able to put my learning into practice.

What would you say are the benefits of undertaking an apprenticeship compared to university studies?

After leaving university and beginning this apprenticeship course, I see many more benefits to apprenticeships. The practical element of learning combined with working in the role has encouraged me to learn more quickly and in much greater depth. Being able to put your learning into practice really helps to further your understanding. The opportunity to get paid whilst developing your education, although that is not the main benefit to studying an apprenticeship.

"Apprenticeships are an invaluable way of gaining formal qualifications whilst getting real and meaningful work experience. We're proud of our former apprentices' achievements and look forward to continuing to support Holly in achieving her qualifications." - Vanessa Poole – HR Director