A new apprentice has joined the team at Pure Resourcing Solutions (Pure) in Cambridge, just in time to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week [14 to 18 March].
The recruitment agency has welcomed nineteen-year-old Harry Lynch to the team as an IT apprentice, providing him with the chance to progress his career in the job he’s always wanted to do.
Harry, who lives in Arbury, said: “My first week has been everything I could have hoped for. Having finished three years studying at college I’m really keen to be able to put everything I’ve learnt into practice. My apprenticeship with Pure means I can start to gain essential work experience while still studying for higher level qualifications.”
Harry will be providing valuable IT support across all four of Pure’s offices in the region, from answering general help desk questions through to supporting the implementation of the new company website. At the same time he will continue to study with training provider QA Apprenticeships.
Pure, which was recently awarded the Gold Investors in People standard, has always been committed to creating a strong culture of learning and development. It has already supported five apprentices to develop their careers within different areas of the organisation.
Kristina Page is currently in her first year as an apprentice in Pure’s accountancy department, based at the Cambridge office. The 23-year-old is currently completing work-based learning to study for her Level 3 AAT exams. Having taken a break to go travelling after completing her level 2 AAT at college, she secured her role following a three-week temp job with the company. Knowing how keen she was to go on and complete her higher level qualifications, Pure offered her the role as an apprentice so she could learn at the same time.
Kristina lives in Bedfordshire and travels to the Histon office every day. She believes the commute is well worth it. She said: “I’ve learnt so much being able to gain real work experience as well as doing my exams. Pure has been so supportive throughout and everyone has really helped me with my studying. It’s been a fantastic opportunity. After I finish my last three exams this year I’m planning to go on and study for my Level 4 Advanced Diploma.”
Gill Buchanan, Director at Pure, added: “Our people are the core of our business and we’re committed to ensuring Pure is a rewarding and positive place to work. Providing career progression opportunities is just one of the many ways we aim to achieve this.
“Harry is our first IT apprentice and he will be a real asset to the team. Innovation is at the forefront of all our growth plans, increasing the amount of technology we use. We need to ensure we are building a team of knowledgeable experts in this field. Apprenticeships are an excellent way for us to do this and to also provide fantastic development opportunities for people in our local community.”