I went for an Area Manager position – a promotion from my current sales role – where I’d have two or three people reporting to me. My company put me on this team leader programme so that I’d be qualified to undertake the role.
I wanted to have the right set of skills, as well as the correct knowledge, to be able to perform my new job successfully, focusing on the development of the team's competence.
I can’t rate my development coach, Linda, highly enough. She supports me with assignments and anything I might not understand, along with scenarios in the actual workplace, and is always flexible in her approach.
I’ve worked in this industry for almost a decade and have experienced my fair share of training sessions in that time – all with various methods of selling and managing. I can confidently say that BMS Progress’ workshops are some of the most engaging.
Part of the reason the group sessions work so well is that they’re an open forum. Mine are facilitated by a highly experienced individual, who is as much led by us as we are by him. We always hit the criteria that we need to in the time given, too, which is positive.
You don’t just learn from a theoretical point of view – I’ve also picked up skills that have helped with my daily responsibilities at work. What’s more, while it may be a team leadership qualification, I’ve found that this course has also assisted me in my sales role.
Being promoted from a job where I’m the same level as several people in the office is quite nerve-wracking. Through this apprenticeship, I’ve gained the confidence to elevate myself to the area manager role and tackle some of the issues that we deal with every day.
As some of our assignments are practical, there have been direct opportunities to apply what I’ve learnt and utilise specific skills. These are then monitored, and I’m given feedback on how well I’ve performed.
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