A DYNAMIC up-and-coming apprentice from Bury College has landed a dream promotion as a trainee assistant manager.

Hayley Boyle, 27, now manages a small team of administrative staff at Townside Surgery in Bury.

And she is also working towards her ILM Team Leading/Supervisor Level Three qualification, to support her in the new role.

She believes that her time as an apprentice has given her all the necessary skills in health and safety requirements, budgeting, new management theories, communications and customer service.

Hayley told the Bury Times: “I’m really proud of myself to have completed my apprenticeship and been promoted.

“The apprenticeships have given me a journey to follow and a sense of progression.

“I can take the skills I have gained with me anywhere. I wish I had known about apprenticeships sooner.

“I struggle with exams, But I passed my apprenticeship with high scores, and my tutors were so supportive.”

Vanessa Jordan, practice manager at Townside Surgery, said: “Hayley joined our team as an administrator and receptionist after completing her NVQ Level Two.

“She displayed an enthusiasm for continuous learning and development, which is key to success in the NHS.

“The apprenticeship scheme provides the ideal opportunity for staff like Hayley who wish to pursue further education in a workplace environment.

“Hayley has grown in confidence and improved her capabilities and skills which she can use not only in the workplace but throughout her day-to-day life and career.”

The college has been promoting the advantages of apprenticeships and vocational qualifications, such as the new 'T' levels.

For more information on Bury College apprenticeships, visit https://burycollege.ac.uk/courses/apprenticeships/