August 28, 2019

AlphasCareers In Action

The word is already on the street about

Just last week we were approached by parents of Sam, a 19 year old who had set his heart on a career in Media but unfortunately had failed to secure his place at University, after disappointing results from two years spent at his local College.

John, his father immediately contacted the alphascareers team and this is the story of what happened next:

  • Monday evening John contacts the alphascareers team by phone
  • Tuesday evening the alphascareers team meet Sam face to face to discuss his results, his ambitions and next steps
  • Wednesday am – the alphascareers team secure Sam an Apprenticeship in Digital Marketing with a respected local design agency, starting immediately with a 5 day trial and then full time position
  • Friday am – Sam starts his first day in the real world of employment with quality Apprenticeship training

The unfortunate thing is that for Sam, with better advice at School, he wouldn’t have wasted the past two years at College and would have been able to commence an Apprenticeship and gain two years of valuable work experience. The good thing is we were able to support and stop Sam taking the University option with £100,000 of debt at the end of it and no better prospects of a good job at the end of it.

John, Sam’s dad said ‘ the support from the alphascareers team was simply stunning. Within 24 hours of making contact, they sat with Sam and listened to his disappointment but mapped forward a route which was much more appropriate to his needs. Whilst it is early days, he is loving the job and looking forward to the training. My wife and I could not possibly have provided this guidance and we would have been lost without the intervention of Sam has a spring in his step and we can already feel as parents he is more confident, more communicative at home and excited about learning new things with his new work colleagues’

Sam said ‘I had set my heart on University but I had clearly been sold something that wasn’t right for me. My results were a disappointment but with hindsight I think it has been a good thing. The team from alphascareers have been simply outstanding and they have spoken to me every day so far, checking I am happy at work and even giving me advice on the best route to work to avoid the rush hour traffic. I couldn’t have wished for more’.

Sam’s employer Lee said ‘Sam is clearly more suited to learning and earning and we are delighted to have given him the opportunity to develop his career with us. He is already settling in with the team and contributing ideas to projects we have underway with our clients. On day 4, he will be working directly with one of our most important clients, and we have confidence he will represent the business and himself well’.

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