Dronfield-based independent financial planners, Belmayne, are extending their support team with the addition of an administration apprentice.
Melissa Taylor (19) has joined the Chartered firm to meet increasing administrative demand and retain the service levels expected by clients.
Chesterfield College student, Melissa, is providing administrative support to Belmayne’s partners and practice manager, including greeting clients, data input and answering incoming telephone enquiries. She spends 20% of her time completing off-the-job training that will gain her a level two Diploma in Business Administration and is expected to qualify in November.
Laura Hayman, Belmayne’s practice manager, said: “At her initial interview, we felt immediately at ease in Melissa’s company and confident in her ability to undertake client-facing duties. She was dressed smartly, had done her homework on the firm and already had some work experience. She is fitting in really well with our close-knit team, proving eager to learn, quick to pick up tasks and very motivated to complete her college assessments.”
Melissa was introduced to Belmayne by Chesterfield College, after the firm outlined the job role and personality traits it required in an apprentice.
Belmayne partner, Martin Birch, added: “We decided to take on an apprentice to give a youngster the opportunity to fulfil their career aspirations, whilst we could train and shape someone to meet our exacting standards. Melissa is a great match to the firm’s ethics and personalities.”