Sysco were extremely proud recently to help Muir Housing Group, based in Chester, to recruit and train their first ever apprentices. Sysco supported with the recruitment process, including sifting, shortlisting and pre-screening candidates, before Muir made their decision and hired two apprentices.
As it is their first experience of the apprenticeship system, we got in touch with Jackie Perry, Assistant Director Communities and Customer Service, recently to find out how she has found our service and account management so far…
Our Apprentices have introduced new ideas and innovation to the business. They have embraced the values and are a positive influence on others. The mentor role has also provided a great development opportunity for other staff members.
– Jackie Perry
Q: Hi Jackie, what first attracted you to working with Sysco?
A: When we were researching which training provider to use, we kept hearing positive things about Sysco and were impressed by the successful outcomes achieved for their apprentices.
Q: How have you found the account management from Sysco’s BDEs?
A: The account management from Sysco has been very good. Our account manager is proactive and positive – we were very impressed with how they helped us make the best use of our apprenticeship levy.
Q: Do you feel like you are kept up to date with your employee’s progress?
A: Yes, Sysco’s reporting has also been very good. We were given the option of how often we would like to be updated on the progress of our apprentices, and we now receive quarterly updates as requested.
Q: How would you rate the communication from Sysco’s tutors?
A: The communication from Sysco’s tutors is very good. Sysco have also been very flexible in terms of visits which has allowed us to prioritise business needs on occasion.
Q: How do apprenticeships benefit your business?
A: Our Apprentices have introduced new ideas and innovation to the business. They have embraced the values and are a positive influence on others. The mentor role has also provided a great development opportunity for other staff members.
Q: Would you recommend Sysco?
A: Yes – great communication and relationship developed. Our account manager is always willing to offer help and support to ensure the success of the programme.