CRM continues to invest in new talent

Abi Walsh & Sam Cooper join CRM

Abi Walsh (18), pictured left, has joined us as a trainee Receivables Administrator and Sam Cooper (16) has come in as an Apprentice Administrator Assistant.

Abi comes from Holy Cross Sixth Form College in Bury with A levels in BTEC Law, Sociology, and Criminology and is working with us to make sure that debt is recovered for companies in both trading and distressed situations.

Abi said: “It’s great to be here. I am learning so much and working hard to support colleagues and deliver the best service for customers – often in difficult circumstances.” 

When she is not working Abi has a healthy, active lifestyle and enjoys having fun with friends, all in line with our award-winning approach to work-life balance.  “It’s an important reward for all the effort you put in during the week, ” she added.

Sam is doing his 18-month apprenticeship with us through Burnley College, working four days a week for the company and spending one day in college doing a Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration. 

He is already benefiting from being in a real-life workplace – creating cases and ledgers – and he will do a mix of assessments, interviews, and presentations at the end to achieve the apprentice qualification. 

Sam, who enjoys going to the gym or playing football when not in the office, said it was a great opportunity to combine theory and practice in business admin. “I am getting some fantastic experience of what goes on in a fast-paced professional services environment which will hopefully speed up my own progress and future career options.”

Apprenticeships in England are available to anyone over the age of 16 living in England, and take between one and six years to complete. They are paid jobs that incorporate on and off-the-job training. As of September 2022 over 800 different apprenticeships were available.

Katie Pomfret​, Head of Lender Services at CRM, commented: “Entry routes into professional services are changing and we welcome the opportunity to bring enthusiastic young people like Abi and Sam into our organisation early on and give them the skills they need to develop a long-term career in the industry. We wish them both every success.”