Apprenticeship Scheme Help For Devon’s Young People
Like many businesses across the country, 2020 has proven testing for Griffin Chartered Accountants. The majority of their clients have been affected in some way by the pandemic, resulting in a large increase in workload for the Exeter and Honiton based accountancy firm.
Misty Nickells, Griffin’s Managing Partner, welcomed the additional incentives being offered by the Government over the summer to encourage businesses to hire apprentices.
“We have recruited a few members of our team through the apprenticeship scheme over the years. We were expanding prior to lock down due to increased demand from existing clients and winning new clients. We have found some incredible people through the scheme who have made such a positive impact on our business.
“Lock down brought a new set of challenges with hundreds of enquiries from our clients on eligibility for grants and where they could access funding, so we needed to put additional resource in place to help with the influx of work.
“Recruiting through the Government’s apprenticeship scheme has enabled us to find highly motivated individuals that we can support in gaining professional qualifications. It is fantastic to be able to help young people who have been affected so badly by the pandemic”.
Griffin Chartered Accountants has recruited two apprentices in the last month alone. Harry Butler has joined their Honiton office and Jared Mills has joined their Exeter office. Both will be on the company’s AAT apprenticeship scheme working towards becoming fully qualified accountants.
The firm are great believers in the apprenticeship scheme, enabling individuals to gain valuable work experience in a hands on environment, resulting in a rewarding career. The scheme also helps to boost the local economy which is greatly needed.