Jordan Thompson is an apprentice at S&G Response, a company specialising in providing accident claims management solutions.
After successfully completing a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Business and Administration, Jordan has progressed to a Level 3 qualification and has a bright future at S&G Response. Here’s his story so far:
Why did you choose the apprenticeship route?
After school, I was keen to move into an apprenticeship, rather than education, as it would give me the opportunity to learn and earn at the same time. By choosing this option, I was able to open up new opportunities for my future career that I wouldn’t get elsewhere.
How did you find out about the role?
During my initial meeting with an advisor at Damar, I was given a selection of different apprenticeship options to consider. After looking at the vacancies in more detail, I found that the apprenticeship with S&G Response stood out the most. I decided to spend some time researching the company and saw that there was strong potential for me to progress into a full-time career following my apprenticeship. This really appealed to me, so I decided to go ahead and apply.
Which qualification are you doing and how have you progressed in your role so far?
When I started at S&G Response, I was working towards completing my Level 2 Apprenticeship in Business Administration. I’ve now completed this and am currently working towards my Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business Administration, which I’m really enjoying. During my time at S&G Response, I’ve had the opportunity to work within different areas of the company, which has allowed me to develop my skills even further, and will hopefully assist me when progressing to the next level.
What are your future plans and how do you feel the training may support your development?
Once I’ve completed my apprenticeship, I’d like to continue working with S&G Response in a permanent role within the company. In terms of goals, my main aim is to keep developing myself and progressing within the company. I’m very ambitious and keen to put in the hard work to become successful at my job, and I feel that this is a great opportunity for me to achieve this.
What advice would you give to other school or college leavers thinking about doing an apprenticeship?
I think an apprenticeship is a great way to gain valuable qualifications whilst earning money. The experience gained on an apprenticeship is priceless and will aid you in future interviews and roles. I’ve found that my confidence has grown during my time on my apprenticeship and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in building a successful career.
S&G Response has always been supportive of training and developing its staff and the business has benefitted from taking on apprentices. This commitment to its staff has seen the company be awarded Investors in People Gold, as well the Claims Management Company Team of the Year award at The Claims Innovation Awards 2015, amongst others.
Operations team leader, Joe Boyle, said: “We currently employ seven apprentices, who are all at different stages of their qualifications. We support all of our apprentices during their time with us and, once their qualifications are complete, our aim is to offer them a full-time contract within the company.
“Jordan is a shining example of how successful an apprentice can be. He has excelled during his time at S&G Response and even won Damar’s Apprentice of the Month award, which is a huge achievement”.