#NAW2019 Alyce Cross, Ted Todd

It’s National Apprenticeship Week! Join us in supporting and celebrating apprenticeships.

Meet our Apprentice of the Day, Alyce Cross.

Advanced Business Administration apprentice Alyce Cross works as a Purchasing Admin Assistant at commercial wood flooring specialist Ted Todd. Alyce said: “I wanted to do an apprenticeship because I was keen to start from scratch in a job and work my way up.

“At Ted Todd, everyone is understanding of my training and tries to help with my learning. That’s one of the benefits of being an apprentice, there’s not lots of pressure on me to understand things straight away.”

Jon Ashbrook at Ted Todd believes apprentices are a huge asset to the business, commenting: “Someone who has lots to learn is generally very keen and eager to understand everything, meaning they’re more drive in the role. We wanted someone fresh and enthusiastic to start from the beginning and truly understand the business. Our last apprentice has progressed into a junior management position, and we’ve high expectations for Alyce.”

Alyce considers getting paid to learn as just one of the many benefits to an apprenticeship. She said: “You’re earning a wage, learning valuable employability skills and achieving a qualification at the same time!”