Seema’s Story

Iam a young hardworking individual from Coventry. Before starting at Colorco I went to Coundon Court School. At GCSE I was studying Maths English, History, Health & Social Care and Psychology. Like most teenagers I didn’t really enjoy school because I didn’t like the same boring format of lessons. I didn’t think six form or college would suit me and wanted to do some-thing more hands on. So I decided to look for other routes into further education and PET-Xi offered training and employment that would help me pursue my career goals.

I was browsing through the internet looking for apprenticeship opportunities and came across PET-Xi. I contacted them and was then invited to attend a recruitment day at Frankie & Benny’s. It was totally different to any recruitment event I had been to before and was a really good way to meet and discuss the opportunities available to me in a relaxed social environment, such as Business Administration Apprenticeships.

I sat down with a member of the Vocational Team and over a coffee went through some of the options that were available to me. They suggested a Business Admin Apprenticeship programme. I really liked the idea of it as thought it would be more suited to me rather than going to college and doing more of a classroom based qualification. Plus, I would be earning a wage and getting valuable on the job experience.

I really enjoyed everything about the programme, everyone at PET-Xi was very friendly and helpful and treated me like an adult. The Vocational Team arranged an interview with Colorco and advised me on everything from what to wear to the interview, even the questions I should ask. The interview went really well and they offered me the position! So I am now working there currently completing my Business Admin Apprenticeship.

I liked the sound of Colorco as it is a well established family run business which has been going since 1998. They started life as a supplier of Photocopying equipment but then decided to open a showroom as a copy shop. They offer a full range of products and services to help promote your business from creative printing to full re-branding of your corporate identity along with promotional gifts and corporate clothing.

I am still working at Colorco learning all aspects of a business from dealing with customers, completing paper work for orders, photocopying, printing promotional products and much more. It’s really varied from day to day and helps me expand my skill set and get on the job training something that I wouldn’t have got if I was at college.

PET-Xi has helped me become more confident, experienced and positive about my future in the workplace, I would recommend any PET-Xi course or apprenticeship to all my friends.

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