Harvey Lewis – AAT Level 2 Apprentice – Age 16

Harvey is our newest Apprentice and our youngest. Joining us in September 2017, a week after his 16th Birthday.

This is an account of his experience to date…..

“My Experience has been amazing so far. I wasn’t sure what to expect coming straight from Year 11: how difficult it would be? How different it would be from school? Will everyone welcome someone as young as me? I can confidently say I feel comfortable where I am, everyone has welcomed me and have been looking after me; helping me into the accountancy world.

TW has taught me a lot with their training sessions, teaching me the base knowledge needed and also little tips that will make jobs easier to understand. There are also lots of people who have finished their apprenticeship with HWGTA all-around the office ready to help me out whenever I start to struggle on a job and explain to me how I would do it for next time.

HWGTA has also supported me throughout this transition amazingly, I was really nervous going straight into an apprenticeship from school as I was the only one out of my friends not going to sixth form – I was doing something completely different. The first induction week I did with HWGTA welcomed me into the next step I was about to take and they did it perfectly. I made a few new friends and also they gave me an idea on what I would be doing and some tips how to succeed! The staff at HWGTA are really easy to talk to and there is always someone ready to listen to your problems and help you out with anything you need.

One of the massive benefits I have found from doing an apprenticeship with HWGTA is the life skills I am learning and the experience I am gaining at the same time. I feel like I am constantly learning every day and how it will greatly benefit me in the future.

Overall my experience so far has been brilliant. I am very thankful for TW for giving me this chance and I have loved every second of it. I am proud to say I am an apprenticeship with HWGTA at Thorne Widgery”