Montash Reviews - Apprentices
WE ASKED A NUMBER OF OUR APPRENTICES TO DO A QUICK REVIEW OF MONTASH IN A 15 MINUTE INTERVIEW. HERE IS WHAT SOME OF OUR APPRENTICES HAD TO SAY ABOUT MONTASH.
Name: Stephen Johnson
Job Title: Personnel Coordinator
Time at Montash: 14 months
How long have you been at Montash?
I joined Montash last March 2014.
If you were to sum up Montash in just one sentence, how would you sum it up?
It’s a meritocratic environment where you can reach your goals.
What has your experience to date been like at Montash?
I originally joined Talent; I was hired to recruit apprentices, experienced recruiters and graduates to work for Montash. Working in Talent and sitting on the sales floor, I could see a lot of people celebrating their successes and ringing the bell and getting excited about making deals. I really wanted to be part of the sales team and do what they were doing. So I sat down with my manager 7 months into my role and said what I wanted, my manager was very supportive and sat down with the CEO and arranged for my transition from Talent to the sales department. I have since been promoted twice and have won the best apprentice of the month award with my apprenticeship training provider for the fastest progressed apprentice.
What are your views on recruitment in general?
Before joining Montash, I didn't know what recruitment was. I was working part-time for a hotel and was doing my apprenticeship. One thing I did know about myself was I like talking all the time, and now I get paid for talking all the time, building relationships and helping people find work.
If you had to describe Montash to a friend, what would your review be?
It’s a very meritocratic environment, it’s got a lot of role models people don't only help you improve professionally, but they help you outside of work on any goals you might have.
What advice would you give another apprentice joining Montash?
The first thing I would like to say to an apprentice who is coming from sixth form or school, is that, there are no holidays like 6 weeks or half term, you do miss that first but then if you flip that around at school you don’t get paid at all, and here you are getting paid.