Apprenticeship talent pipeline in partnership with Chamber Training

Aug 19, 2021 | News

Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber Training is celebrating apprenticeship success with Coventry-based accountants, McGlone Wardzynski Limited. 

The accountancy firm, which has been supporting businesses for over 20 years, has worked closely with the team at Chamber Training to develop a successful pathway for apprentices across its workforce.

Throughout the pandemic Nicky Cheshire, Training Manager at Chamber Training, has been providing dedicated support and guidance to ensure the apprentices at the accountancy firm continued to progress with their training despite the challenges in the wider world.

Jack Baker joined McGlone Wardzynski in 2017 following his A Levels. He decided to take the apprenticeship route, seeing the mix of learning, work experience and earning a wage as a great way to start a career. Jack is currently studying to qualify as a professional accounting technician at Level 4, after which he aims to progress on to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Jack’s colleague, Ella Pollard, spent a year in the sixth form before deciding the world of work offered greater opportunities.  Ella joined McGlone Wardzynski in 2020 and is storming ahead with her accountancy qualifications and workplace training, becoming a valuable member of the team.

Sumaya Miah is following in the footsteps of her manager, Amanda Asbury, who was a former accountancy apprentice with Chamber Training so is well equipped to support the development of Sumaya. After starting her apprenticeship in 2020, Sumaya is well on course to achieve and progress her career to the next level.

Commenting on the support gained from Chamber Training, James Rose, Director at McGlone Wardzynski who started his accountancy career through the apprenticeship route many years ago said: “We have been working in partnership with Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber Training for the past 10 years to source and train our apprentices.

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“They have been an essential part of our business and it is a great way for apprentices to gain first hand work experience and qualifications in their chosen profession.  It gives them the opportunity to put into practice what they have learnt and make a valuable contribution to the business.  We are also looking to take on another apprentice with Chamber Training in the very near future.”

Sally Lucas, Executive Director at Chamber Training, added: “At Chamber Training, we have a strong track record of supporting businesses to design and deliver a plan of learning to match their needs.  We are currently working with a number of accountancy firms to develop their future workforce through apprenticeships. The mixture of on and off the job learning ensures that apprentices develop the skills that employers require.”

“Furthermore, it is also a good time for employers to take advantage of Government financial incentives to support businesses to create new jobs and apprenticeships.

“Employers can receive £3,000 for new apprentices of any age who join their organisation from 1st  April to 30th September 2021. The extra incentive ends on 30th September 2021, so employers should act quickly.  Our team are on hand to provide guidance and support to make the apprenticeship journey easy.”

To discuss how apprenticeships could benefit your business or to find out more about the financial incentives, contact Chamber Training’s Business Development Team on 024 7623 1122 or

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