ISO Celebrate a Hat Trick of Apprentice Success

2 Dec, 2013

ISO Quality Services Ltd have helped three young people into work in the area through a more unconventional route.

While many young people and parents have been worrying about the future of education, ISO Quality Services Ltd has taken proactive steps to ensure the success of the next generation. In less than a year they have taken on three new apprentices and together both parties have found they’ve enjoyed incredible success.

After a string of employees that seemed less than committed to the future of the business, ISO began searching for those that would possess the qualities they needed in a member of their team. They sought out individuals with ambition, integrity, a desire to succeed and reliability and found these present in their first Apprentice.

It was less than twelve months ago when Mike Williams joined the ISO team, on a part time basis he became a junior accounts assistant while completing his studies at Worcester College of Technology. His passion is evident as he completed his exams two months earlier than planned.

Mike is now an integral part of the company and a valued member of the team, he says, “Having spent two years studying A Levels I decided that full-time education was not for me, so I looked into other options and one of my friends suggested apprenticeships.  I chose ISO Quality Services because when I came for my interview I realised that I would not be just a number, working in a smaller team has meant I can get involved in all aspects of the company, not just accountancy, giving me knowledge and experience that at such a young age, I would struggle to get elsewhere.  When I complete my apprenticeship I plan to continue studying at the next level of AAT”.

Following the success of hiring Mike ISO went onto hire two more apprentices, Natalie Alison who would like to run her own SME one day and Emily Cameron who is a New Business Development Administrator.

Catherine Price, the Client Relationship Office Manager for ISO explained what qualities she saw in Natalie “Natalie showed initiative and business sense from the interview, she showed understanding of objectives and kpi’s which for a 16 year old school leaver is very rare.”

Emily works under the direction of the Senior Business Development Executive who is very impressed with her apprentice she says, “It is a pleasure to have Emily as part of the team.  She has helped take pressure off the team by acting as a vital admin aid.  Emily has helped us analyse data to help us monitor the performance of our department.  She is a promising bright individual”.

Jennifer Appleton, Operations Director for the company says ‘as a small but growing organisation, finding the right employees is absolutely crucial to the on-going success of our business and as an employer we are playing an important role in giving back to the business community by providing experience and skills to these people, who may want to run or own their own businesses one day.’

Now with three apprentices that are undoubtedly part of the friendly family atmosphere that makes ISO Quality Service Ltd so popular, celebrations are in order. Here’s to the Hat trick that’s helped our local young people pursue the careers of their dreams.

ISO Quality Services Ltd are proud to specialise in the implementation and certification of the Internationally recognised ISO and BS EN Management Standards.

Do you want to get ahead of your competition? Win more tenders or save time and money on reoccurring issues? Contact us today on 0330 058 5551 or email info@isoqsltd.com.

Alternatively, you can request a quote by filling out our enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.

News Archive

  • News Archive

Featured News

Related Posts

Charity Golf Day a Swinging Success Despite COVID-19

15 Sep, 2020

Last Friday, our first ever socially distanced Golf Day took place. Our Annual Charity Golf Day usually means a warm summer’s day of socialising freely, some friendly competition and an evening meal. However, this year was evidently different, so we had to get our heads together and do some thinking.

It’s Never Too Late to Plan Ahead

24 Aug, 2020

The last few months have been challenging for us all and now is the time to ask ourselves, ‘what can we learn from this experience and how do we future proof our business going forward?’.

Linden Care Homes Company Logo

Client News: Protecting Residents from COVID-19

5 Aug, 2020

Linden Care Homes closed their doors on 13th March to protect their residents from coronavirus.  With just one confirmed case and overall infection rates down, they are now looking to welcome family members back.

Lessons Learnt

What has humanity learnt from the Corona Virus?

16 Jul, 2020

About 4 months ago, the UK was struck with the consequences of the Coronavirus. Everything went into lockdown. For a few weeks, the streets that used to be bustling with shoppers and site seers were like a ghost town. We, as a nation, had to change. It’s not over yet, but as we’re starting to see some life after isolation, perhaps it’s time to ask the question; have we learnt anything from the experience?