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Employer testimonial: Bakewell Medical Centre

With our help and support, Bakewell Medical Centre has enjoyed the benefits of employing a skilled and enthusiastic apprentice, Becky Rimmer, and now has a highly valued full time member of staff.

Becky Rimmer

Bakewell Medical Centre said:

"Becky interviewed extremely well against some excellent competition – her personality and enthusiasm shone through and she has carried this into her role.

"The role is a demanding and challenging one and Becky quickly took this on – she listened and learnt from any mistakes she made. Her confidence developed quickly in having to deal with some very difficult issues – in this environment every day is different and the ability to multi-task to a high standard is essential.

"She has worked on her already very good interpersonal skills and has very quickly become a reliable and capable team member – an essential requirement in such a team.

"She is such a delight to have in the team being cheerful and eager to learn and take on new responsibilities.

"We believe that by giving her opportunities and responsibilities, teaching her well has been an excellent investment for our business and to give somebody with the skills Becky has, a great start in her career.

"DACES has supported Becky and ourselves throughout extremely positively and professionally giving guidance and steering us both in the right direction."

Becky said:

"I started my apprenticeship at Bakewell Medical Centre in February 2015 and have really enjoyed it. The staff are so friendly and I like the fact that every day is different with the jobs you undertake and the patients you deal with.

"I have learned so much since I first started as I am now able to make appointments, chase results, complete the deductions and many other things. I have also learned how to work in the dispensary at the surgery, ordering prescriptions and getting them ready for when patients come to collect them, which I really enjoy.

Working at the surgery has made me more confident as a person, which has helped me to deal with any challenging patients.

"I think that doing an apprenticeship was the best step for me as university was not something I would have enjoyed and I prefer to learn whilst doing the job.

"I’ve now been offered a full time job once my apprenticeship has finished, which I am very happy about. I have also decided to start the NVQ Dispensary Qualification once I have completed my NVQ in Business Administration, which I have been working towards for my apprenticeship. This will enable me to dispense medication to the patients and will expand my knowledge on medication as a whole, which I am looking forward to."