Lauren Collier

How Mitchells & Butlers is giving its employees the opportunity to develop at every step of the career ladder

As part of its commitment to developing people, Mitchells & Butlers is proud to offer its employees the opportunities to be #ReachingNewHeights in their careers. For those looking to seize the opportunity, Mitchells & Butlers will provide the support and time flexibility for employees to take on an apprenticeship.

Vocational Learning Attraction Manager Lauren Carroll has recently taken on this opportunity, enrolling onto the CIPD Level 5 HR apprenticeships with Crosby Management Training, earlier this year. Lauren is always working to give young people the opportunity to shine, placing them in a whole host of apprenticeships across the UK, so she knew the time was right to work towards her own apprenticeship.

The CIPD Level 5 HR apprenticeship aims to further develop HR professionals who are leading on people initiatives in larger organisations. As part of the undergraduate degree equivalent course, Lauren has not only been #ReachingNewHeights in her HR career but Lauren’s put on her walking boots for a trip to Snowdonia National Park. Providing a valuable team building experience and opportunities to develop resilience, leadership and decision making, Lauren gave us the rundown of why apprenticeships are perfect for those looking to take their career to the next level.

“I know the power of apprenticeships for those in entry level roles, but I’m also a massive advocate of apprenticeships for those further along their career journey. For me, I’ve been with Mitchells & Butlers for nearly three years and when the opportunity arose, I jumped at the chance to develop myself with the CIPD Level 5 HR apprenticeship.

“This apprenticeship gives me the opportunity to work towards a broad HR apprenticeship, having a behind-the-scenes view of areas of the business I had never previously seen. As a broad HR knowledge and the ability to influence senior team members, is a key skill that is so valuable as you progress through your career journey, this apprenticeship has become even more important to my career.

“The Snowdonia trip with Crosby Management Training was amazing and allowed me to put into practice some of the skills I’d learnt so far whilst learning some new ones, in a setting away from the office. I was with a group of fantastic people and I would definitely recommend for anybody to take up the opportunity for an away day as part of their apprenticeship. With no mobile phones and just each other, it was great to share experiences and stories with one another whilst also being able to step outside the office. Taking on some valuable opportunities to develop my leadership skills especially, leading our team to staying afloat on the rafts and also working as a team to successfully navigate to the right place during gorge-scrambling was a really rewarding moment.

“I’m looking forward to taking these experiences with me and working towards finishing my apprenticeship by next Summer.”

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