Emily - My First Week at That Recruit

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My name is Emily and I have recently became part of That Recruit as an account assistant apprentice. I was shocked when I received the offer for this role but I was excited and did not know what to expect.

I previously was studying a levels in a local school but knew accountancy was an area I was highly interested in. Therefore I was constantly searching online for current vacancies for an apprenticeship. I came across That Recruits advertisement and applied straight away. The following day, I received a phone call from the company and that same day I was going to attend an interview.

After that, I spoke a few times more with Daniel and I got offered the apprenticeship! I was ridiculously excited but nervous at the same time.

On my first day, I got introduced to the members of staff I would be working with- who are very friendly- and was also shown the main websites/ software used by the company to make myself familiar with it. Next, I watched a few introduction to accountancy videos online to originate myself with the terminology I may be hearing and using. My first task was sorting through invoices which although might sound boring, was actually interesting and I felt like this is where it all began.

I have already had contact with some customers over email. This was nerve-racking at first but a good learning experience that I do require and I am beginning to feel more comfortable in doing.

Since then, I have been introduced to other tasks that I will be doing on a regular basis such as: reconciliations and statements. Furthermore I am still highly enjoying it. I have nearly completed my first week as an accounts apprentice for That Recruit and I am very excited for the many weeks to come.

I am very lucky to have been given this opportunity and I look forward to developing as an accounts assistant in the company.