GAS Apprentices

GAS Apprentices complete their first year with the Group.

Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) is delighted to announce that its nine Apprentices have today completed their first year with the Group, achieving their NVQ Level 2 qualifications.

Each of the nine young staff will now go on to specialise in their chosen professions at Level 3 over the next year.

They’ve had a busy few weeks recently, playing a key role in the selection of our second cohort of Apprentices starting in October, as well as carrying out their day-to-day duties and completing their qualifications.

GAS is a major supporter of Apprenticeships and has been vocal about the value they can add to businesses in the past. This belief remains strong, with three new Apprentices set to join the Group.

Judith Bennison, Group HR Director, said: “I’m sure all of our staff would agree that our nine Apprentices have become integral to the success of their various teams and the business itself.

“They’ve all bedded in well, worked hard and made substantial progress in their time at GAS, not just as professionals but also as people.

“We couldn’t be prouder of what both our Apprentices and the business have achieved together in the last year and we are excited to see if our combined achievements are recognised at October’s regional finals of the National Apprenticeship Awards, where we are shortlisted.”

Congratulations to the nine Apprentices. Here’s to another successful year.
Click here to read more about GAS’ apprenticeship scheme.

 

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Paul JohnsonGroup Financial Director

Paul Johnson is very much a home-grown talent.

He joined Great Annual Savings Group in its infancy, fresh from a youth career as a professional footballer with Hartlepool United.  He quickly established a reputation within the business and aced all required accountancy qualifications in the space of four years to become the Group’s Management Accountant.

Several successful projects later, Paul was promoted to Head of Finance.  When the former FD left GAS, he took on the mantle of the business’ most senior finance professional; boasting a string of incredible achievements all under the age of 30.

Quote:

“I have witnessed phenomenal growth at the Group over the many years I’ve worked here and I’m looking forward to guiding the Group into an exciting new chapter.”

Interesting fact:

Paul made his professional debut for Hartlepool United against Bournemouth in the Football League.  Some say Danny Ings still resides in his pocket to this day.