Our first intake of apprentices was last week on 22nd August and the new Ski Amis head office team is taking shape! It’s not only the new staff who are following training programmes as we’ve also promoted some of our existing loyal managers into new roles and are giving them the benefit of additional training too.
The apprentices are at various levels and will be following different courses depending on their starting point.
- A level standard – Level 3
- Foundation degree – Level 4
- Degree level – Level 6
Some of the apprentices will be doing Level 3 and Level 4 with us, over the course of their training contract. We are keeping our minds open in terms of future training which might be possible for individual people.
We would like to welcome …. new to the Ski Amis Head Office team
Bradley Taylor – Finance Trainee
Brad will be following a 3 year apprenticeship to train him as a qualified accountant. He will gain the Level 4 AAT Professional Accounting Technician diploma at the end of his course. Brad has just completed college where he gained a Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies. We will initially be training him in the role of Finance Administrator. Our plan is to promote him to Financial Controller as his course progresses and ultimately to Finance Manager.
Tia Davies – Marketing Trainee
Tia will be following a 2.5 year apprenticeship to train to be our Marketing Executive. The course will gain her a Level 3 and a Level 4 Diploma in Digital Marketing. Tia is already a graduate having gained a 1st Class Honors degree in Photography as well as BTec Level 3 in Media Studies. The technical marketing qualifications will give her the vocational skills she needs.
Rikki Thomas – Business Admin Trainee
Rikki will follow a 2.5 year apprenticeship and we are training her as our Business Support Coordinator. In this role, she will be the glue holding us all together! She will gradually be responsible for all the general business administration tasks, working for the whole management team. She has just left grammar school where she passed three A levels, including Business Studies. Her course will gain her a Level 3 and Level 4 Diploma in Business Administration.
Trainee Sales Consultants
Our sales team this winter will include three apprentices all of whom will be following a Level 3 Diploma in Customer Services. They will also received our internal training in the travel industry. They are all keen skiers and know their stuff as regards what happens on the slopes!
Myka Gardner – has just left grammar school and received her GCSE results this week. She has she achieved 11 subjects, most with top grades. Myka wants to work “in the real world” and further her studies through working, rather than staying at school. She is the youngest of our apprentices!
Lucy Steel – comes to us with some previous work experience as she previously trained as air cabin crew and airline ground staff. She decided that a career in the ski industry was more for her! Until now she has worked at Chatham Ski Centre and also as a member of the crew at the London Ski Show.
Maddie Harris – has A levels in Media Studies and a BTec Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism, but since leaving school has been working part-time at a newsagents. She is very keen to develop her career in the travel industry and to study and improve her customer service skills.
Promotion for Nathan Parody to lead our Ski Amis Head Office Team!
Nathan has been with us since he left college nearly 5 years ago having trained for an AAT Professional Accountancy Technician Diploma before he joined us. He has developed massively in the company, and has become a key member of our management team. He progressed from Finance Administrator to Financial Controller and for the last few years has been our Finance Manager.
In May this year, we promoted Nathan to Trainee General Manager. In his new challenge, he will be gradually taking over responsibility for the Ski Amis head office function. He is the model for our apprenticeship programme but of course we couldn’t leave him out of the opportunity for further training! He is also being sponsored to further his studies and is following a 3-4 year degree course at Level 6 to gain a BSc in Management.
The next intake will be in the Autumn … still some spaces left!
In the Autumn, we will be adding to our pool of apprentices with the addition of an IT Support Technician who will train for a Level 3 Diploma in IT Network Infrastructure, followed by a Level 4 Diploma as Network Engineer. George Fillery will be joining us in this role on 1st November. George has just finished his A level studies where he studied IT, Computer Science and Media Studies.
We also still have a vacancy for an additional Sales Consultant. Do you know someone who is passionate about skiing and would be interested in following an apprenticeship with us? More information is available on our apprenticeship microsite!
We hope you will join us wishing the new Ski Amis head office team success in their new roles! We sincerely hope to be working with them for many years to come