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Lauren, Apprenticeship Mentor

20 Jul

I have been with the Travis Perkins Group since September 2014, when I began my Level 3 Management Apprenticeship at BSS Reading. I then graduated from the two year programme and began a role as Sales Office Supervisor, which involved supervising four other Sales team members. In November 2017, I joined the Apprenticeships team as a Regional Apprenticeship Mentor for the South West and Midlands. This is my first role within training and mentoring and I am thoroughly enjoying it!

The opportunity to be able to learn and develop myself within a company that genuinely cares for its employees’ future, as well as achieving a recognised qualification at the end of my programme, was what initially drew me to an Apprenticeship. Whilst completing my apprenticeship, I really enjoyed spending time in each of the different areas in Branch. From the Warehouse to the Sales Office, Head Office and Tool Hire - it really enabled me to gain a better understanding of each area and how important they are.

Since joining as a Mentor in November, I have learned so much about LEAP and our aspirations and goals. I’ve also really enjoyed learning more about the programmes that we are delivering to our colleagues and how we can support them through their learning journey. I’m looking forward to supporting my learners and their managers and seeing them achieve their goals, as well as continuing to promote the LEAP brand to colleagues throughout the Travis Perkins Group.

With Travis Perkins you can achieve anything so long as you put your mind to it, network and work hard! I have met many people throughout my time with the Group, that have started working in the yard and are now Branch Managers, Regional Directors or in various other roles! The support from other colleagues is tremendous and you will feel part of a family from day one.

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