IPL State a Clear Advantage with Apprenticeships
A Teesside based manufacturer IPL has seen the huge benefits that can be reaped from investing in quality apprenticeships, with the help of Business Impact.
The quality of service and close working relationship developed between Emma State (20), who started her apprenticeship at the end of 2011, and her assessor/trainer Lisa Cunningham from Business Impact has ensured she completed the apprenticeship successfully, and is now an excellent asset to the team at IPL.
When Emma State started her apprenticeship with the business, she had to cope with a sudden illness causing absence from work and then a change in training provider before Business Impact picked up her apprenticeship, and ensured she completed the full apprenticeship, and receiving her NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration. IPL supported Emma throughout the whole programme and now have an excellent additional member of the front of house sales team.
Emma State commented: ‘It was a real challenge joining a technical business like IPL, because there is so much to learn and the business is truly outstanding in their field. It was thanks to the support I received from Lisa at Business Impact, that my apprenticeship went so smoothly. She came to see me regularly and helped guide me through all the critical stages of the assessment. She was much more than just an assessor, as she always made me feel I was capable of completing the qualification, and gave me as much support as I needed.’
Emma is now part of the front desk team at IPL and manages daily enquiries from customers, gaining a broad understanding of a whole range of technical issues and documentation associated with the business. She has gained excellent experience and is being encouraged by IPL to look at the next stage of her progression, which would lead to an NVQ Level 3 qualification.
Lisa Cunningham from Business Impact commented: ‘We like to build a close working relationship with all our apprentices, and IPL were excellent in facilitating us with Emma. It is a great show of confidence that Val Fitzgibbon, who Office Manager at IPL, allowed us to work together so intensely to see her through her NVQ. The benefits to everyone when we deliver a great apprenticeship programme are obvious. IPL embraced the apprenticeship and supported Emma throughout, and as a result they have a great asset, who is extremely loyal and committed to the business and sees her long term future and progression with the company.’
International Procurement Limited (IPL) are specialists in the supply of Critical & Severe Service Valve Isolation Solutions. The business with its headquarters in Stockton-on-Tees, offers prestigious offices, warehouse and manufacturing facilities in one location. This apprenticeship illustrates the major benefits of investing in young people and building the team who support the business through positive training and ongoing people development.
About Business Impact
Business Impact is a national provider of results focused training, competitively delivered nationally across most industry sectors. The business works with companies of all sizes ranging from large multinationals to small local businesses, delivering Apprenticeships (fully funded in many cases), NVQs and commercial training. Whether looking for a 1 day bespoke workshop or want to recruit and train staff as an Apprentice, Business Impact expert trainers and support staff can help in every aspect of this process.
Business Impact prides itself on the delivery of service, experience and flexibility in the training and development market
Business Impact offers a complete one stop solution for the identification, training and development of people within your business. Business Impact works across all levels within an organisation from apprentices to senior management/leadership.
Business Impact provides a team of highly experienced personnel within the training and development environment, with the added value of offering a commercial perspective on how to best support your business.
The range of services available from apprenticeship recruitment, skills academy development and long term training and development partner, ensures that Business Impact can offer a full national service on any level to support organisations in various sectors.