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First impressions – Lauren Ewing

I started my career at Churchill with a weekend position working on the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) team, and was very happy with it. The administration assistant at the time – Meg – was extremely helpful and took me through the Health, Safety, Environment and Quality training which detailed all of the processes thoroughly and made settling into the new role really easy.

After around one year of working a weekend position, I was offered a weekend supervisor role. The promotion was a fantastic boost to my confidence and gave me the opportunity to develop a whole new skillset.

Having worked in the supervisor role for another year, I was keen to continue my career with Churchill in a full-time role. I was offered the chance to take on a Monday to Friday supervisor role which I grabbed with both hands. Working with Churchill is very much about creating a great team dynamic and I was happy to continue coming in at weekends to help train the new weekend supervisor.

Around seven months into my full-time role, I was offered the chance to train with the administration office as Meg, who had so diligently helped and trained me when I started, was leaving. Meg began my training and introduced me to the account manager, Janice, and the deputy manager, Bryan, who would continue my training when she left.

I had initially stepped in temporarily but was then offered the position permanently alongside a role as team leader of the SPT subway stations. When I accepted, I was informed that I would be given the opportunity to train for an SVQ level six in business and administration.

The apprenticeship really allowed me to further develop the skills I was already using and my advisor was so helpful. I feel that I’ve come so far from my original weekend role and that could never have happened without the support and opportunities from Churchill.

This blog is part of our series on the apprentices we have in our business, which we launched for National Apprenticeships Week. Read the previous blogs here:

First Impressions – Michael Olaore

First Impressions – Harry Wentworth