This week is National Careers Week, and we’ve got lots of stories to share from colleagues across Magna throughout the week!

For our first story, we’d like to introduce you to Alice Christopher, who joined us last month as an Apprentice IT Service Desk Administrator. She’s studying a Level 3 Business Administrator course as part of her apprenticeship. Alice said:

“I chose to do an apprenticeship with Magna as it’s a company that’s all about helping the community, and I have a passion for helping people. Also, learning through an apprenticeship allows me to get high-quality training as I work directly within the company.”

Alice’s role sees her supporting our colleagues with IT support requests and keeping records up to date. She’s been enjoying learning how things work and how she can help the team. She continued:

“My colleagues have been so supportive and welcoming. I feel like I’m part of the team already, and I’m given the time to do my studies and organise the time around what works best for me.
“Being an apprentice is incredibly rewarding. I’m finding it interesting so far; the coursework hasn’t been overwhelming, which I thought it might be, so that’s a massive relief and makes it more fun and exciting to learn!”

Michael Upton, Learning Experience Designer at Magna, helps our apprentices settle into their roles and get started on their learning and development journey. He said:

“Here at Magna apprenticeships form an important role in igniting careers for colleagues such as Alice.
“They’re a fantastic way of balancing industry-standard learning with work. They allow colleagues to learn life at Magna and embed into the organisation whilst gaining evidence to allow them to meet the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed for their programme.
“Whilst on programme and in post, colleagues are supported by the training provider in relation to their chosen apprenticeship pathway, and also have the full support of managers and the people experience team at Magna to support their ongoing learning.”

Alice finished by saying:

“The apprenticeship isn’t what I expected; it’s much better than I thought!
“If you’re thinking about starting an apprenticeship, my one tip would be to go for it; you get the training and get to work with a fantastic company that supports you and wants you to achieve your best.”

We’re proud to be able to support our apprentices and offer them great opportunities to develop skills and learn on the job.

Learn more about apprenticeships at Magna here.