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Eloise Slade - Business Administration Apprentice

Why did you decide to become an apprentice?

I decided to become an apprentice because I can achieve all of the required qualifications while gaining experience, confidence and developing skills/knowledge that will help with my job role and personal development.

How did you find out about apprenticeships?

I was not originally intending to take the apprenticeship route as I was at school taking A Levels. As I am more of a practical learner rather than an academic person, it was fortunate for me that the apprenticeship role was being advertised at a time when I was reconsidering my future.

Why Rolton Group?

One of my family members was already working for the company, and they had positive things to say about the organisation. Having researched the company I was impressed by how much they seem to care about the development of their staff and offer a training programme to help improve people’s skills and guide them to the next level of their career.

What was your interview and selection process like?

Following my application for the role, I was invited for an interview with Peter and Helen Rolton. I was given a tour of the building and they explained what the role would be like on a day-to-day basis.

What is the best thing about being an apprentice?

The best thing about being an apprentice is not just gaining knowledge and experience within my own job role, but also learning beyond this. I now have an understanding from the engineers of what their role entails and how this applies to the tasks I am asked to complete.

How is Rolton Group helping you to achieve your career goals?

When I started the role, I received a lot of on the job training, including with our internal database/document management system to make sure I completed my work to the Rolton Group standard. More recently I have had training in how to audit a project with the QA manager. I have been lucky enough to attend sites with the geotechnical engineers to gain an insight of the type of projects being carried out in order for me to gain an understanding of how their works apply to the administrative side of the team. I also had day release to go to college once a week to complete my assignments and ‘off the job’ research to help me understand how organisations work.