The rising cost of tuition fees means that fewer graduates are emerging from university, so organisations like ours need to evolve how we attract and develop talent. This means investing in individuals at the beginning of their careers, and offering the right combination of classroom learning, on-the-job training and life skills sessions to help their professional development and career ambitions.
Hear ‘Financial Services’ and you’ll probably picture a room full of suit-wearing Accountants. Not at VWFS. Here we have a huge variety of roles and everyone is driven not by a love of numbers, or even a love of cars, but by a desire to help people and build relationships.
We think so! We’re a diverse company with a fast-paced, vibrant and engaging atmosphere. We’re people-focused and we’ve been recruiting and developing Apprentices successfully for several years now. We invest time and energy, as well as resources, in our Apprentices and view the schemes as a vital way to fill permanent roles within the business.
University and Apprenticeships are learning experiences that suit different people. An Apprenticeship is more structured, with clearer responsibilities and more focused career development. Apprentices deal with real work, real customers and real challenges. Our Learning & Development teams create bespoke Personal Development Plans that help our Apprentices develop in a way that suits them.