Accountancy firm Sadler Joyce grows with apprenticeships


The apprentices at work

The apprentices at work

Sadler Joyce, an accountancy firm based in North Tyneside has hired two apprentices since securing government funding, it has been reported. Initially the company hired 24-year-old Emma Savage, but were so impressed with her performance they went on to hire another apprentice, 20-year-old John Scott.

Emma is studying for an IAB qualification in bookkeeping and aims to progress onto accounting technician qualifications. John is completing a Level 2 apprenticeship in business administration. Both are trained at Gateshead based learning provider Access Training.

Government grants are available to organisations with less than 250 staff hiring an apprentice for the first time or the first time in over a year.

Partner at Sadler Joyce, Ron Joyce, said: “We were so delighted with Emma and how she benefited the business that we decided to recruit another apprentice and John, too, is proving to be an asset.”

Emma said: “I had the option to go to university but I didn’t want to be burdened with debt and the jobs market is so difficult right now. So I started applying for apprenticeships but I was still unsure about exactly what type of career I wanted. But as I went through the interview process I got to speak to a range of employers and talking to them helped me decide. I’m finding my apprenticeship very enjoyable and it’s great to know that I’m finally going somewhere, career-wise.”