Meet Suriena – National Apprenticeship Week

North Bransholme Team with Suriena Thompson
North Bransholme Team with Suriena Thompson

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week apprentices and trainees across Riverside have been sharing their amazing stories about how working with us has transformed their lives. As the week draws to a close there is still time for one more apprenticeship story. Suriena Thomson, 19 , is a Business Apprentice working with our income management team in North Bransholme.

Suriena told us ” I wanted to try out a new career path by getting a job which would give me wide business experience.  I also had a talk with one of my friends who has taken a business apprenticeship and has now got a good job. I got very interested in the conversation and liked the sound of what an apprenticeship could offer me, so I decided to try it for myself.

The experience and knowledge I am learning means I will be qualified when my apprenticeship finishes that will help to get myself a job in Business and Administration.

If anyone is thinking about getting an apprenticeship I would say that they should go for it.  It’s a fun way to learn about different aspects of the job.  You gain experiences and knowledge from the study part of the apprenticeship and do all of this whilst earning yourself a wage.  You also get to meet and create bonds with other employees and share experiences.  It’s a great way to learn and become qualified ready to grab the opportunity to get a job at the end of it.”

To the team in North Bransholme Suriena has become a valuable asset and intrinsic part of the team and they were happy to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2016. Good Luck Suriena