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Making her mark in management

Date Posted: 09/03/2018 | Posted In: Latest news

Evie Ball, an A Level Business student from QE, has triumphed against 1900 applicants to secure a Retail Management Apprenticeship with Marks and Spencer (M&S). Having applied late last year, Evie was invited to an interview day at the company’s MetroCentre branch along with 11 other candidates where she participated in a group discussion, data analysis presentation and role-play exercise which explored the day-to-day scenarios retail managers face. Following a one-to-one interview, Evie discovered that she had been successful in obtaining the apprenticeship and will begin her career with M&S in Leeds this September, managing her own area of the city centre store.

When Evie completes her 18-month long apprenticeship, she will be guaranteed a position within the company and is excited get started. Looking ahead to the future, she comments: ‘I had always assumed that I would go to university after my A Levels and had even finished my UCAS application to study Marketing Management. However, I have always enjoyed the concept of working and when I found this apprenticeship, I knew that I would regret not completing an application. I fully intend on using my apprenticeship to help me ascend the career ladder’.  Evie is a prime example of how gaining A levels can lead to competitive and high quality apprenticeships as well as prestigious university courses.

Kevin Fields, teacher of A Level Business at QE, adds: ‘We are so pleased that Evie has successfully obtained the M&S Retail Management Apprenticeship position. She has been an excellent asset to the A Level Business course and we wish her every success for the future’.