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Day in the life of an apprentice

 Meet Eden, she is a Sales Consultant apprentice for our Mental Health division. Find out here what her day-to-day life is like at Athona.

What does a typical day look like for you?

My typical day is usually coming in at half 8 and looking through emails I had missed the day before and then begin putting the jobs I had put onto Itris the day before, on Broadbean to advertise them. Throughout the day I will usually; continue putting jobs onto Itris, sourcing jobs we don’t yet have on hospital websites, finding accommodation for doctors, putting gift bags together for anyone going on visits, uploading timesheets and assigning doctors to jobs on portals, amending/scanning timesheets and sometimes filling in checklists for doctors.

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

Sometimes I will have apprenticeship meetings or work shadowing throughout the day, this is where I will have someone on my team show me their basic job role, or they will have a mini training sessions to teach me how to do something, for example, uploading a timesheet onto TempRE.

What’s is your favourite part about working with Athona?

My favourite part about working with Athona is how friendly everyone is and how much they are willing to help you. Whenever I need help with a certain piece of my work, I feel as though I’ll be able to ask anyone on my team, without feeling like it’s a chore for them to help me.

What is your proudest achievement so far?

I think my proudest achievement so far is actually succeeding in the interview stages to then get the apprenticeship.

Is recruitment what you thought it would be?

Before I started I knew recruitment would be a lot of meeting targets and deadlines, but the relationship you would have to build with your client was a shock to me. The recruiters on our team work hard to maintain and build a good relationship with new and old clients, ensuring they stay working with us.

As I’m a support role, doing admin rather than the recruitment side, I don’t have many targets to meet or relationships to build compared to the recruiters.

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

Before starting this job I had never worked in an office before. Therefore, when coming into this job the environment I was working in was quite daunting and strange, especially as it was an open office. But a few of the girls on my team told me, just focus on what you’re doing, no one’s watching or listening to you, so you don’t need to feel nervous when doing your work or speaking on the phone.


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

T: 01277 217777

E: careers@athona.com

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