The last 18 months have ‘flown by’ for Charlotte as she expertly advises brides and their families in her dream job as a sales assistant at bridal and occasion-wear business Darcy Weddings.
After completing her A-levels, Charlotte left school with an ambition to work in the bridal industry and thanks to Ingeus was soon introduced to boutique owner, Jennifer Donaldson. A year-long apprenticeship followed, during which Charlotte successfully completed her NVQ Level 2 Customer Service qualification in record time.
“Ingeus helped me tremendously, working with me to write a CV that would stand out and preparing me for job interviews,” said Charlotte. “Later, they kept in regular touch to ensure everything was running smoothly at work. I was delighted when I completed my apprenticeship and was offered a permanent, full-time role.
“I’ve learned so much through working here and have definitely become more confident. I love serving our customers, hearing their stories, and helping them find their perfect outfit. Being in work has also enabled me to save for a car, my own flat is next on the list!”
For Jennifer, recruiting an apprentice was an ideal way of adding to her three-strong team at Darcy Weddings. She said:
“I was keen to find somebody who could adapt to our ways of working and grow with us. Charlotte has certainly done that and I have Ingeus to thank for recommending her.
“Charlotte is a different person to when she first joined us, her confidence has grown and she has a lovely, friendly manner with the customers. She’s fitted in really well, we couldn’t do without her!”