Wincanton - Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship
Andy Brown is a Senior Operations Manager and he recently completed our bespoke Level 5 Operations and Departmental Manager Apprenticeship Programme that we deliver in partnership with Wincanton. The programme was created to allow managers to enhance their skills and have a sense of achievement as they apply their learning, develop their portfolio and deliver projects which are relevant to their job role.
Andy talks about his expectations before he attended the programme. He says, "I was hoping to get a better understanding of project management techniques and to deploy them on projects of any size." He explains how all these expectations were met by going on to say, "The course and techniques learnt helped me grow with my ambitions and the success of the site. This lead us to become one of the safest sites in the business."
Discussing what Andy has learnt on the duration of this apprenticeship, he commented, "The course was appealing as it enabled me to learn in my position and apply the different modules as I went along through the course. This led to me having a strong portfolio when it came to the end point assessment."
Andy undertook 360 feedback as a part of his apprenticeship which has provided him with direct feedback about his management and leadership style. He explains, "In order to make sure my next project is a success I will use the feedback from my 360. This feedback has enhanced my listening and responding skills. I now listen and react to all the comments I receive and make sure to include this feedback on project plans."
Concluding, Andy talks about the quality of connecting with others in his allocated cohort. He says, "I have loved making new connections along the way. The Aspire team and Helen have been supportive throughout my journey."
We are proud to announce that Andy has passed this apprenticeship with a Distinction! This is a fantastic achievement, and we want to wish Andy all the best in his continued personal development.