Reon began working at Davies Group in August 2018. He is taking a Business Administrator Specialist Level 3 Apprenticeship through Solvo Vir, working as a Claims Administrator at Davies Group in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.
Born in May 2000 in Kerala, Southern India, I spent much of my education split between Cambridge and India. During that time, I developed many new interests and talents, most notably playing volleyball at national level, and playing lead roles in two Shakespeare productions. Throughout my education in India, I also developed a talent for business.
I have always been interested in business and subsequently volunteered to manage events throughout High School, such as Teachers’ Day and Onam – a traditional Indian festival. When I returned permanently to the UK I embarked on my apprenticeship at Davies Group.
After a great start to my apprenticeship, and a glowing letter of recommendation from my employer, I was offered a place on a B.A Business Management Degree at both the University of East Anglia and the University of Westminster to start in September 2019. I plan to use the apprenticeship as a platform to build my business experience before starting the degree programme. The university advisor told me that gaining experience in a business environment was one of the key reasons I was offered a place there.
Developing workplace skills to last a lifetime
I have thrived during my apprenticeship training and have taken up the mantle of mentoring new apprentices to the business which I have found very fulfilling. The course is hands-on and practical. I use the theory I learn in my Teaching and Learning sessions with Ciaran to apply them directly to priority tasks in my role here.
My manager, Sarah Kelly, tells me she is very happy with my progress. I feel able to take pressure off the team by working efficiently and effectively. I think this helps the business achieve its targets overall and the qualification means I have seen an increase I my responsibilities. My skills have certainly improved, particularly around IT and data management as well as my soft skills.
For more information about the apprenticeship training provided by Solvo Vir, speak to a member of the team today. We can provide on-site apprenticeship training to new and existing employees.