P & I staff member completes degree apprenticeship

P & I are proud to announce that service contract sales administrator, Alicja Cyganik, has completed her Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship.

Alicja joined us back in May 2018 in our very first degree apprenticeship role. The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship scheme was developed by the Government, business leaders, universities and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) in response to a critical shortage of qualified managers and it is a nationally recognised qualification.

For the last three years, Alicja has been studying at the University of Portsmouth, alongside on the job training. July saw Alicja graduate from the degree apprenticeship scheme with a 2:1. Following the successful completion of her degree, Alicja has been granted Chartered Manager status from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Becky Quew-Jones, Programme Director at the University of Portsmouth commented:

“As Alicja’s knowledge grew over her three year course so did her self-belief; identifying authentic business problems and offering well thought through solutions to the management team – a real asset to any organisation!”

Ashley Benfield, Managing Director of P & I commented:

“As a business, we are passionate about investing in the next generation of our workforce. We have run various apprenticeship programmes throughout the years, in both engineering and office roles, but this was our very first degree apprenticeship.

The University of Portsmouth have been fantastic throughout the whole process, supporting both us as employers and also Alicja as a student. It has been great to watch Alicja’s confidence grow throughout the last 3 years and see her develop in her role.

I would like to personally congratulate Alicja on her graduation and I look forward to seeing how her career develops within P & I.”

A huge congratulations from everyone at P & I!


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