National Apprenticeship Week

This week is National Apprenticeship Week and a perfect opportunity to catch up with Penny Post Apprentice, Tanya Aspbury, to find out more about her apprenticeship with Penny Post Credit Union.

“I am five and a half months into my apprenticeship with Penny Post, studying for a level 2 Customer Services qualification, and I feel very proud to be a part of this company. I have learned what the credit union movement is all about, what credit unions do and how they serve their members. To be a part of an organisation that gives back to its community is very motivating. It has helped me focus on being the best person I possibly can, both in and out of the workplace. 

I have attended several external events such as the ABCUL Large Credit Union Conference hosted by Penny Post in Wolverhampton, the West Midlands CU Forum AGM in Birmingham, and more recently, the annual meeting for credit unions in the North West area, held in Blackpool. Each one has taught me something different and I have made new friends along the way.

When my apprenticeship ends, my aspirations are to gain a full time job at Penny Post whilst taking on new challenges and training. I would like to continue as the secretary for the West Midlands Credit Union Forum, and take part in other initiatives such as the Credit Union Futures Programme like my colleagues Jas and Hannah. Penny Post is supportive in developing its team and I am following in the footsteps of 3 colleagues who have successfully completed their apprenticeships and are now permanent members of the Penny Post team. This time next year, I am aiming to be the fourth!”