Business administration apprentice Luke Pinder

Luke Pinder

Twenty-year-old Luke Pinder is Compton Hospice Promotions’ first ever apprentice and the scheme is giving him the opportunity to gain valuable workplace skills and experience through paid employment whilst studying for a recognised qualification at college at the same time.

Luke said: “This is my first apprenticeship role, and I am really enjoying it so far. I study for my Certificate in Business Administration at the college one day a week, and the rest of the time I am at the hospice putting what I am learning into practice.

“My duties include helping to prepare the rounds and routes for the Compton Hospice Lottery membership subscription collectors, reconciling the money they have collected and also preparing financial reports. It’s great because being here is teaching me to be meticulous and be really careful in the way I work. I think this experience will put me in good stead to achieve my ambition of becoming a Chartered Accountant.

“By the end of the apprenticeship I hope to become more proficient in what I do. I am looking forward to developing the skills and the confidence that I need to succeed in a business role and grow professionally. Personally I also hope it will help me with my confidence, and give me a broader knowledge and understanding of life.”

Dean Vitellozzi, general manager of Compton Hospice Lottery, said: “The apprentice position gives local, young talent the initial opportunity they often need, it also benefits the business by providing the foundation to the team structure which helps to ensure other job roles are correctly resourced in terms of skill level, responsibilities and time. We are delighted to have Luke as part of our team.”

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