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South Wales youngsters gain Apprenticeship with one of UKs largest recruitment companies

South Wales youngsters gain Apprenticeship with one of UKs largest recruitment companies

Two South Wales residents have gained an Apprenticeship with one of the UK’s leading recruitment and training agencies, Acorn.

Megan Davies, 17, from St. Julians in Newport and Taylor-Dee Jacka, 20, Ynysybwl in Pontypridd landed the roles after hearing about Acorn’s Apprenticeship Scheme.

Megan recently started working as an Apprentice Administrator, within the Nursing Department at Acorn’s head office in Newport, where she will work towards completing an Apprenticeship in Business and Administration.

Megan left St Joseph High in 2010 and went on to complete an IT course before applying for the Apprentice position with Acorn. 

Megan, whose role includes providing administrative support to Acorn’s extremely busy Nursing Division, said: “I really enjoy the mental health aspect of my work and want to expand my knowledge on the sector. I’m hoping to gain a permanent administration position within Acorn and hopefully within the Nursing Division.”

“I found out about Acorn’s Apprenticeship Scheme on the Careers Wales’ website.”


Meanwhile Taylor-Dee has started working as an Apprentice Administrator at Acorn’s Cardiff branch where she will work towards a Vocational Qualification in Business Administration.

Taylor-Dee passed her A Levels at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen in 2009 and went on to complete a Foundation Art & Design Course with the University of Glamorgan. Keen to enter the working environment, she took a job as a bar tender where she worked for six months increasing her customer service skills.

Taylor-Dee said: “I really enjoyed the art and design course and working in the bar, but I realised that I wanted to be challenged and work towards a more rewarding career. I found out about Acorn’s Apprenticeship Scheme on the Careers Wales website in February this year.

The Apprenticeship qualification will see both Megan and Taylor-Dee learn the essential skills required in the office environment from creating reports and using up-to-date IT systems to managing customer relations, which will eventually result in the possibility of working for Acorn permanently.

Taylor Dee continued: “The various elements of the Apprenticeship all relate to business and have helped improve my knowledge of how the industry works. It’s good that you don’t have to sit in a classroom all day. You’re actually doing the job you’re training to do, which, to me, is the best form of experience.”

Sarah John, Director of Acorn’s Training Division said: “Vocational Qualifications are an extremely effective way of learning, particularly for those who prefer learning through work rather than the traditional form of education. The Vocational Qualification demonstrates you can do a job to national standards and give you the up-to-date skills employers are looking for. It’s a very powerful way of getting your dream job.”

Acorn has placed a number of Apprentices in recent months across the UK in sectors including business administration, retail, insurance and manufacturing.


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