National Apprenticeship Week 2021 | Croxdale Group

Meet our Apprentices...

​Bethany - Accounts Apprentice


Can you give us a brief introduction of yourself? 

Hi! I’m Bethany, I’m 21 and I joined Croxdale Group in September 2017 as an Accounts Apprentice. Throughout my time here, I have gained the experience and knowledge to take on more responsibility and become confident in my role. My role is extremely varied, however day to day tasks include assisting with the companies general Accounts and daily contribution towards month-end Accounts. 

How did you know you wanted to do an Accounts Apprenticeship? 

When I went to College I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do and I chose to do an Accounting A-Level as this combined my love of Problem Solving and Maths which I excelled at in School. Throughout this course, I realised how much I enjoyed Accounting and decided to make this a career goal for myself. After careful consideration, I decided to look at an apprenticeship as an option as I liked the idea of gaining experience required in a workplace whilst also learning and achieving further qualifications.   

What are the benefits of being an apprentice? 

One of the advantages of an apprenticeship is earning a wage whilst gaining knowledge and experience. I love that I have gained enough experience to take on more responsibility over time and have been given opportunities I may not have been given if I had taken a different educational route.  

What is it like being an apprentice in the Automotive Industry? 

 At Croxdale Group we have 4 franchises plus Approved Used vehicles, this makes each day different and varied, which makes the job more interesting to me. An Accounts Department in the Automotive Industry is extremely fast-paced, and I believe this has given me the experience to excel and become the best I can be in this role.   

What are your goals for the future? 

I love working for Croxdale Group and believe this Apprenticeship has allowed me to grow as an Accountant but also grow within a supportive team who will push me to go further within the company. My goal is to continue learning and understanding more of the process behind the production of the monthly Accounts, in order for me to take on more responsibilities within the Accounts Department.  

What is your favourite franchise model at Croxdale Group? 

I have to admit I love a lot of the Approved Used vehicles we have in stock at the moment. However, as a franchise, I like the style of the DS models. In particular, the DS3 Crossback as this is comfortable to drive but also a really nice design.  ​​

Lauren - Digital Marketing Apprentice


Can you give us a brief introduction of yourself?

Hi! I’m Lauren, I am 18 years old and joined Croxdale Group as a Digital Marketing Apprentice at the beginning of this year. I finished my A levels last summer and had been looking for the perfect opportunity to expand my skills and knowledge and was keen to kick-start my career. My typical day as an apprentice at Croxdale Group consists of researching and planning creative content for all our social media platforms and analysing the analytics to help gain the best understanding of how we can perform at our best and remain competitive.

How did you know you wanted to do a Digital Marketing Apprenticeship?

I have always loved to be creative. I studied Graphic Design at GCSE and A level and loved having the freedom to design and create my own content for different projects. I also love creating artwork in my own time and have my own Instagram page dedicated to sharing my work. I knew I wanted to develop a career in marketing as it would allow me to be creative and I was eager to learn as much as I could about the industry.

What are the benefits of being an apprentice?

One benefit of being an apprentice is being able to earn whilst you learn, I love having the opportunity to do this especially when I am learning about something I have such a strong interest in. Being able to build a career in something I love and am passionate about is an even bigger bonus!

What is it like being an apprentice in the Automotive Industry?

Being an apprentice in the motor trade means I am always busy, and I love that! Especially working for Croxdale Group I have four franchises to post social media content for, so there is never a dull moment. I love being able to research and learn in-depth the most successful ways of promotion. Each day I learn something new and really feel as though I am getting the most out of my apprenticeship already!

What are your goals for the future?

My goals for the future are to develop my marketing career as much as I can. I look forward to each day at work as I get the opportunity to learn more across the franchises that we have here, and I cannot wait to hopefully progress further!

What is your favourite franchise model at Croxdale Group?

I love the design of the DS Range, I think they are stylish, modern and luxurious. I also like the quirky design of the Citroen C1 and C3. I think I need to drive them to make my decision.