Sussex Coast College Hastings

Sussex Coast College Hastings

Sussex Coast College Hastings

Charlie Bateman gets hands-on experience with a Level 3 apprenticeship in Business Administration with Lynx Properties and Sussex Coast College

A foot on the property ladder

“I am completing a Level 3 apprenticeship in Business Administration with Lynx Properties and Sussex Coast College Hastings. I chose an apprenticeship after completing my A-levels as I felt it gave me experience in the workplace, while at the same time gaining more qualifications.

“This is the main reason I like my apprenticeship, as I get more qualified while gaining work experience and this sets me up for the future. The role is varied and am I constantly doing different things, from working with the mortgage team, to answering the phones to tenants.

“My apprenticeship has given me confidence and personal skills which I didn’t have leaving college.”

Frances Purcell, senior administrator at Lynx Properties, works closely with Charlie. She said: “Hiring an apprentice through Sussex Coast College has proven to be mutually beneficial to us as an employer and to Charlie as she furthers her career.

“As a small business, receiving a grant for taking on an apprentice really helps. The college do so much for you, including screening the applicants before you interview them, so you only have the best to choose from and it saves you time with the interviewing process.”

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