On the 25th of September 2018 Christina Turner commenced an Apprenticeship Programme with Bright Direction Training… but this is only the beginning of the story.
Christina started work with Bright Direction Training in May 2012. Previous to this Christina had been attending one of our training courses when Managing Director Jamie MacGregor spotted what he knew was a talent with potential benefits for the business.
“It was obvious that Chrissy had bags of potential. I believe all our learners are better than they know, but on the day we needed some extra office support… Christina was in the right place at the right time. Luckily for us, when we offered her a job she accepted.
I always say that my best business decision is every time we employ a new member of staff; but Chrissy was the first. I am absolutely thrilled that she has not only completed this apprenticeship but excelled throughout and gained a distinction. It is testament to the value of an Apprenticeship and the quality it can add to a business. I am certain this isn’t the end of Christina’s learning journey.”
Christina was immediately offered a job and began work as an administrator. Bright Direction Training very quickly began to grow as a business, more courses, more learners, more programmes and more staff.
Christina also began to grow alongside the business. She took on more responsibility and very soon began to influence the way the business was run. It looks like Jamie had made a good call and his investment in offering Christina a job was already paying dividends.
With the increase in business came a new job title for Christina as she became our new Project Co-Ordinator. Christina’s role began to change as she took on more Leadership responsibilities. Further increases in staff saw Christina then become the Operations Manager. Now with an additional five members of staff and around 20 freelance tutors to manage her leadership skills were being put to the test. Recognising that Christina was making the important transition from ‘worker’ to Leader/Manager the decision was made to enrol her onto the Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor apprenticeship programme. At Bright Direction we practice what we preach and see Management development as fundamental in supporting not only our staff but also the business.
The 15-month long apprenticeship programme saw Christina develop even further both as a manager and a leader. Curriculum lead Aiden Murphy says;
“Christina gave 100% to every element of the programme as well as demonstrating excellent knowledge and skills, she was able to showcase exceptional behaviours as she progressed. Her own personal development has been first class”
Christina completed the ILM Level 3 Diploma for Managers and went to independent End Point assessment in order to complete the apprenticeship programme. The result will come as no surprise. Christina achieved an overall grade of ‘Distinction’
At Bright Direction Training we can already see the new benefits and contributions Christina brings to the business. We fully commit to the development of all our staff…. Well done Christina!!! You continue to do us proud.