Two months in – how is the Apprenticeship going?


September 28, 2011 in News

I’ve now been at e-Advantage Solutions for two months, the time has gone so quick!

I think being an apprentice is very good for myself and I think Pete would agree that it’s also benefited him, I’m enjoying learning all the time and being in a working environment. Interacting with clients was new to me when I started, so even answering the telephone was a bit worrying for myself but now I’m answering the phone with the correct telephone manner and trying to help the client out. I feel Pete has helped me a lot and I’ve learnt a lot from him and is a good person to work for if ever I get stuck I can ask him and he will help me out but as I’m progressing I’m starting to ask for less help.

With the apprenticeship I’m doing an NVQ I.T. Qualification with Smart Training. I have completed my induction and have just received the units I will be doing over the next months so as well as learning on the job I’m doing extra work with the NVQ. So this is nice that I’m progressing with two subjects at once.

I feel I have learnt a lot already by using all the different services we provide. I’m really enjoying working for e-Advantage Solutions and feel I’m making progress and learning all the time. I really like that I can be doing something different at any point of the day.

I’m enjoying coming to work which I know a lot of people don’t always say, which is nice and I feel the apprenticeship is going very well.


About the author 

Pete Baikins

Pete Baikins is an international authority on gamification, a lifelong gamer, successful entrepreneur and a lecturer. As CEO of Gamification+ Ltd he mentors and trains companies world-wide on the use of gamification to solve business challenges. Gamification+ won the Board of Trade Award from the UK's Department of International Trade in January 2019.

Pete is co-host of the health gamification podcast Health Points and is also Chair of Gamification Europe, the annual conference for Gamification practitioners.

Pete is an Honorary Ambassador for GamFed (International Gamification Confederation), having previously been the Chair from 2014 to February 2019, whose aim is to spread best practices within and support the gamification industry.

After 15 years as a Lecturer on gamification and entrepreneurship at the University of Brighton he now guest lectures on Gamification at King’s College London and at ESCP Europe at post-graduate and under-graduate levels.

Over the past 20 years Pete has built and sold two businesses. One was in security software and the more recent one was a telecoms and internet connectivity business. He is also an Ambassador for Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce in the UK.

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