Apprentice Week 2020: Meet Rory

Published: 4th February 2020 Read time: 3 minutes
Rory Kendrick

It's National Apprentice Week!

Meet Rory Kendrick, Assistant Branch Manager at Brighton Kemptown.

Apprentice Scheme undertaken: CMI Leadership

Rory has been with the company for 10 years, starting as a Warehouse/Relief driver, and most recently progressing to Assistant Branch Manager in 2013. Rory was nominated by his Regional Director for the Apprenticeship.

"I knew it was very much something I wanted to do in order to aid my career progression and to have a further understanding in business and people management" said Rory.

"I thought the workshops were fantastic, we had a great group of people on the course whose own experiences were really interesting to discuss in sessions. Everyone was really eager to learn and help with the understanding on the course subjects. The workshops were interesting and got the whole group working together, which was great for meeting new friends and acquaintances".

The on the job experience allowed Rory to implement his learning in branch. It also allowed Rory the opportunity to coach fellow colleagues which helped with their development as well discussing ways to better processes in branch.

Rory is currently applying for management roles in his region, and believes the apprenticeship was the lever to get him to the next step.

About our apprenticeship schemes

Our group Apprenticeship programme gives you the opportunity to embark upon a rewarding career within a group that has 20+ industry leading businesses to its name.

Whatever your passion, we have the training tools and expertise to develop your required skill set.

Apprenticeships aren’t just for entry level roles or for trade based careers. As a group, we are planning to roll out apprenticeships up to senior leadership level and across a range of functions including Management, Warehousing, HR and Finance.

These challenging opportunities will allow you to fast track your career whilst you work up to a Master's Degree Level 7 Apprenticeship Qualification in your relative field.

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