Irene Roger

Irene Rodger

Business School apprentice profiled in local press

Originally recruited for an advanced apprenticeship position within the Business School, Irene Rodger has now been appointed as the Research Administrator for Tax Administration Research Centre (TARC) on a five year contract. Irene is a fantastic example of how the apprenticeship programme can give someone the opportunity to show and demonstrate their skills and open up opportunities within their career.

Her line manager Steph Barnard commented:

‘I am extremely pleased that Irene has been successful in attaining the position of Research Administrator for the ESRC/HMRC/HMT Tax Administration Research Centre, located with the Department of Economics at the Business School.  Irene has worked very hard in her Apprentice role within the Business School to develop her administration skills, gain invaluable experience of working in a busy and demanding office, and grow in confidence as an individual.  I am personally very sad to lose Irene from my team, but I am very proud of what she has achieved and know that she will make a success of her new role, and am glad that the Business School gets to keep a real gem!’

Irene added:

“The apprenticeship programme has benefited me greatly and I would strongly recommend this to any young person thinking of signing up to the scheme.  The scheme has proved to be an excellent alternative to higher education for me to make my way up the career ladder whilst furthering my qualifications. The programme has given me the confidence I need in order to be able to develop my knowledge and admin skills in administration, which has enabled me to communicate with a wide range of people from different levels of seniority and provide me with the opportunity to build on my career”

This article appears in today’s (2 May) issue of the Express and Echo

Date: 2 May 2013

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