CMS first started its apprentice programme 17 years ago and has helped propel many careers, with apprentices still in the business who have gone onto progress into roles that now include Regional Operational Managers and Technical Managers. CMS Holdings now boasts 28 apprentices currently in the business across various sectors including; business administration and Gas/Plumbing/Electrical Engineering.

Morgan Smith, one such apprentice who did an apprenticeship at CMS for two years and now works as a Finance Assistant, shares her journey.

Why an apprenticeship?

“Before working at CMS, I studied A-levels in Business Studies, Criminology & IT, whilst working part time at McDonalds. I applied for the apprenticeship after college
because I enjoyed the Business Studies course as well as being interested in maths from a young age. Becoming an apprentice appealed to me as it gave me the opportunity to both learn the theory whilst applying it in a working environment.”

How have you found the apprenticeship?

“The hands-on experience of an apprenticeship has hugely benefitted my abilities and confidence in my career which has helped me to become the finance assistant I am today. I worked as an apprentice for two years, completing both my level 2 and 3 AAT in this time. I continue to further my education as I am currently studying AAT level 4 whilst working as a finance assistant at CMS.”

What do you hope to achieve in the future?

“I aim to continue to further my qualifications with the ambition of completing either ACCA or CIMA.” We wish Morgan every success with her goals.

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