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Day in the life of an apprentice

Meet Alice, she is a Compliance officer for our Education division. Find out here what her day-to-day life is like at Athona.

What does a typical day look like for you?

I come into work at 9:00am every morning. My days tend to be quite busy as there is always work to be done! I start my day by going through my emails and then speaking with my colleagues to plan my tasks for the day.

What tasks do you complete on a day-to-day basis?

Firstly, I deal with all the emails I have received, these could include documents from candidates, references or just general queries. Then I work through the compliance spreadsheets and chase candidates for documents and also references. Sometimes I am required to verify DBS applications.

What’s your favourite part about working with Athona?

My favourite part about working at Athona is that I work with such a fun and lovely team. Athona is a welcoming and friendly company and always gives back to its employees to show how much they are appreciated, which I think is really important.

What is your proudest achievement so far?

My proudest achievement so far is passing all my apprenticeship exams first time and also getting a pay rise, as it made me feel like my hard work is being noticed.

Is recruitment what you thought it would be?

Recruitment is not what I thought it would be. I always thought that recruitment would be quite intense and competitive, but at Athona there is only friendly competitiveness and each team helps each other out. It is a fast-paced environment, but that makes it more fun.

What is the best bit of advice you’ve been given?

The best bit of advice I have been given is to have confidence in myself and my knowledge. I try to remember this as when work can be difficult it is important to have the confidence in myself to know I have the knowledge to resolve a situation.


Interested in becoming an apprentice for Athona? To find out more, get in touch today!

E: careers@athona.com

T: 01277 217777

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