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College of West Anglia (CWA) principal, David Pomfret, went back to the floor to work alongside a college apprentice in a series of events that celebrated National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) 2022. 

NAW is taking place from the 7th-13th February 2022 and is a nationwide annual celebration of apprenticeships that will bring the whole apprenticeship community together to celebrate the impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy.

David Pomfret went back to the floor at Human Capital Department in King’s Lynn. David joined college apprentice, Jasmine Bentley (19), who is currently completing a Level 3 apprenticeship in Human Resources (HR) Support at CWA, while working at Human Capital Department. 

Jasmine explained and demonstrated parts of her role during her time with the principal, including offering HR support, from contracts of employment, HR policies and procedures, employee handbooks, as well as HR projects such as helping with discipline and grievance issues, employee engagement surveys and recruitment.  

Jasmine has also been shortlisted as one of three finalists in the Apprentice/Trainee of the Year category at this year’s Mayor’s Business Awards with the winning finalist due to be announced in March.

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David Pomfret said, “I have particularly enjoyed returning back to the floor to work alongside our talented young apprentice, Jasmine, for NAW 2022. Apprentices like Jasmine, one of over 900 at the college, play a vital role in bringing business and education together to ensure we create commercially aware and work-ready employees.”

Jasmine Bentley said, “Apprenticeships are a really good way for anyone to gain the skills and knowledge to aid them in building a career. I’ve found everyone involved in my apprenticeship at Human Capital Department and the College of West Anglia are supportive and want to see you achieve as much as possible. I’ve already learnt so much and I am looking forward to seeing what the rest of my apprenticeship will involve”. 

Peter Lawrence, Managing Director at Human Capital Department commented, “Apprentices, like Jasmine, have given us a tremendous dividend as an employer as we have been able to build workforce capability. We have an increased capacity to help our clients, who tend to be small businesses who need ad-hoc or on-going HR support, from contracts of employment to recruitment. I would highly recommend CWA to any employer considering taking on apprentices. They have been responsive, provided a high calibre of apprentices, offered expertise in the apprenticeship scheme and have been able to guide through the process both to employer and the apprentice.”

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