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Apprenticeship Distinction

Posted on April 2021

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We are hugely proud to announce that Yusuf Karapinar has completed his Level 2 Credit Control Apprenticeship and been awarded a distinction. Yusef joined us in 2017 and seeing his development over this time has been a privilege.

We asked some of the individual’s involved in Yusuf’s apprenticeship to comment.

“Yusuf was a delight to work with. He was always professional, well prepared and enthusiastic in his sessions. It is apparent that he takes great pride in his work, has a drive to succeed, and will make great progress in his career.

He was really the role model apprentice.”

Kinga- Tutor, GLP Training


“Yusuf has shown an excellent understanding of the principles of Credit Management, he is driven and keen to succeed. He has also built strong relationships with management and collaborates well and takes on feedback, acts on it and learns from it. He looks for ways to improve work processes that not only help the organisation but also help the customers. As a Credit Manager, I would be happy to have Yusuf work within my team. Therefore, I feel at level 2 that Yusuf has met the criteria for a distinction grade.”

Final Assessor report


“I feel Yusuf has benefitted so much from his apprenticeship, not just the new skills set that he now has, but also how he can apply himself to many different situations. I feel Yusuf has grown in confidence and will be able to take on more challenging work.”

Sean Frisby- Head of Credit Control


“Venn Group has been an active supporter of the professional apprenticeship scheme since 2009 and since then the requirements of staff and the services offered by training organisations have changed.

From an employer’s perspective, the ability to offer courses which dovetail into the medium to long term development strategy for all staff has been an essential reason for maintaining an apprenticeship career path option.

The actual choice of Apprenticeship partner has not been plain sailing and due to changes in funding arrangements some partners have chosen to withdraw from the ‘national apprenticeship scheme’ which has been extremely disruptive and demotivating for all involved.

However, thanks to ongoing Government support, the ability of training organisations to evolve combined with the incredibility resilience of Venn Group’s staff, I am delighted to confirm the current scheme is going from strength to strength.

Yusuf’s progress through the professional apprenticeship scheme is an excellent example of how through mentoring and careful planning, an individual with passion and determination can achieve goals previously regarded as unachievable.

Well done Yusuf a valued member of our team”

Keith Wilmott- Chief Financial officer