Gemma Weston, Staysure
Intec Rising Star 2018
Leading Level 2
This year we have awarded
Gemma Weston, an Adviser at
Staysure Travel Insurance, a Rising Star Award.
Having the get up and go
to juggle a busy home life, a job and continually striving for personal
development is something we believe needs to be celebrated.
of two Gemma is a great example
of someone who has really put the most into
her Team Leading Apprenticeship, taking advantage of an employee training
opportunity to help
her achieve her goal of becoming a Team Leader.
Gemma has worked tirelessly to achieve her goal
gaining in confidence; “I was conscious that I have dyslexia and this has prevented me from pushing
myself as I didn’t have that self-belief. Through writing the
assignment I have learnt to ask for help, believe in myself and just trust my
own judgement and instincts. The worst thing that could happen
is that I will get some feedback,
which I can learn from and
Indeed, Yvonne Adams,
her Intec Tutor/Assessor completely agrees saying
“Gemma is fantastic at accepting constructive criticism, showing a real passion for career progression and the value of the Apprenticeship Scheme.”
The hands on approach to learning is Gemma’s
preferred style of training as she struggles with classroom based (being talked
at) learning. The study groups that were built into the delivery of her
apprenticeship have been really helpful
and the one to one interactions, something not always available at college or university.
As well as completing the Apprenticeship Gemma is
on the 2017 cohort of Staysure’s internal development programme called Stepping
Stones. Both of these courses
are helping Gemma
to develop her leadership skills and are giving her more confidence in her ability
to deal with difficult situations, be self-motivated and to look after
a team with different needs and skills
has nearly completed her Team Leading
Apprenticeship and hopes
the qualification will
give her a permanent Team Leading role with the option to go on to complete
a management qualification in the future.
From left to right: Yvonne Adams (Intec Trainer) Jo Phelps (HR Manager) Gemma Weston (Apprentice) Siobhan Marden (Senior Customer Service Manager) Trudy Purchase (Learning and Development Manager)
more information on how an apprenticeship can benefit you please call Intec on
0808 100 1155.