Success in Apprenticeships
A number of Heathcote's Sixth Form students have been successful in gaining higher and advanced level apprenticeships.
Mohammad secured a three year apprenticeship with Aon Insurance in partnership with Lloyds of London, one of the City’s most prestigious insurance and reinsurance firm. He receives an £18,000 starting salary and benefits package along with pension contributions. He will train to become a qualified insurance broker with his professional qualifications paid for by Aon. This opportunity was gained through his visit to MS Amlin, where he is currently is undergoing mentoring with an Insurance Executive, and he will participate in a six week paid work placement programme over the summer holidays.
Khadia will begin a five year accounting apprenticeship with Grant Thornton (an accountancy firm), where she will be trained in assurance and will gain her chartered accountancy qualification (ACA). This will be fully paid for by Grant Thornton, along with a £20,000 starting salary.
Fred is our third successful student year on year to gain employment with the 'Big Four' accountancy firm Ernst and Young, as an assurance trainee on their four year Business Apprenticeship programme. Fred will start with a £21,000 salary and benefits package, which will gain him a chartered accountancy qualification (ACA) at the end of the programme. He is also our first BTEC Extended Diploma student to gain access to these prestigious opportunities.
Megan Payne secured employment with another ‘Big Four’ accountancy firm. The KPMG 360° School Leaver Apprenticeship is a relatively new programme which will permit her to become a chartered accountant (ACA) in five years, with a starting salary of £21,000 plus a benefits package.
Newton Investment Management opened up four apprenticeships this year, with a greater prestigious role being afforded in investment control and portfolio management apprenticeships to top tier candidates. Thomas went through the four stage process and was offered the Investment Control Apprenticeship, which will lead to an investment portfolio management senior role after the four years have elapsed. This apprenticeship comes with a starting salary of £18,000, plus private medical and life insurance along with pension contributions from the employer. Furthermore he will study a Business and Finance degree which will be fully funded by Newton (£9,000 per year). The total value of his pay and benefits package is £32,000 per year.