My Second Year in Business.
Time is flying by this year, I just cannot believe it won’t be long until its Christmas, I hope you are all as excited as I am. Christmas is a great time of year, its so lovely to spend time with family and friends enjoying the festivities.
It feels like it has been such a long time since I have written in the blog, the AME team have been working hard and focusing on the launch of our new website, which I think looks amazing, not that I am biased. so unfortunately we have had to skip an issue of Tech Issue as our resources were tied up. However we are glad to say Tech Issue is back on course.
Let me do a quick recap for you from my last blog, I had completed 88% of my college work and I was waiting for the spreadsheet unit to be signed off.
On 17th July Tom came out for what I hoped, in the nicest possible way, to be his last visit and I was waiting for him to give me good news that I would be signed off at the end of the month. We sat down and talked through the units that were still outstanding and talked through what I needed to do to get it signed off. Before Tom left he said if I was to knuckle down with the units outstanding then I would be singed off by the end of August all being well. Tom was a great help and after he left, I was so determined to complete the units that were outstanding.
I started work on the units required straight away and then submitted it. I hated waiting for a response of whether I had done enough to complete the course. A few weeks later I finally received a response, not the response I was looking for but I had to tweak and add some extra things to be signed off. When I found some time I made the changes and resubmitted the work, then it was the whole waiting process again. To take my mind off things I started preparing for a busy September with training on practically every day, I was preparing the manuals, and attendance forms.
A couple of weeks later I finally receive the news I have been waiting for…I have finished college and I achieved my NVQ in business Administration. I was so over whelmed by the email I received from Tom about completing the college work. I feel that college has been very beneficial for me and helped me in the work place. I would certainly recommend doing an apprenticeship for anyone considering it, its a great way to gain invaluable knowledge in the area you are leaning and it is especially great working at the same time as you get real hands on experience. Now all I’m waiting for is my certificate to show I have officially completed the Level 3 business and admin course.
As I mentioned the AME team had been working hard on our new website project and I was lucky enough to get involved with this as well over the past few months. It was such a massive project, however our old website was a little outdated and required to be brought up to date. Lauren completed the majority of the work and I think she has done an amazing job. My role was to assist in transferring the training course overview pages from the old site to the new site, it took quite some time but I really enjoyed getting involved in the project. You can take a look at our site by visiting www.amesolutions.co.uk. We always like to receive feedback so if you have any thoughts please do let someone from the AME team know.
Less about me and more about training. Training for September is always busy there is always a range of courses on. The middle of October is something you want to look out for we have a new course on Certified Ethical Hacker I’m so excited to see how this course works out, also big news we have another new course called GDPR which is another interesting course hat many businesses should attend because as of 25th May 2018 your business will need to comply with the new regulations and ensure that any personal data you hold is secure to prevent data breaches and ultimately avoid any hefty fines – want to find out more contact Angela to book on to the GDPR training course to keep your business safe and secure.
Finally, it is with regret that I would like to announce to you all that I am leaving AME solutions now that I have completed my 2 year apprenticeship. The decision to leave was something that I did not consider lightly, it was such a hard decision to make however I have realised that I would like a change in my career and I have chosen to work in the hotel and leisure industry. It will certainly be a completely different job to that of what I have been doing at AME, but having spent some time working in this industry it’s where my passion lies.
Having said this I have absolutely loved my time and the work I have done at AME, I have learnt so many new things that I would have never known how to do. Working at AME has been the best start to my career and I can’t thank them enough for all the support they have given me whilst being an employee. I wish the best for AME and their customers.
I am sad to say that this is my last blog as you may have guessed. I have really enjoyed writing my blogs over the past two years and I hope you have enjoyed reading them just as much.
So, all that is left to say is that I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2018.