As it is National Apprentice week, we thought we’d take the opportunity to celebrate one of the apprentices we have recruited here at The Cinch Group, our very own Mia Hinchliffe!

We have recruited using the apprentice route on numerous occasions with great success and Mia is certainly a great example of that, demonstrated by Mia winning the Cinch employee of the year in 2019!

We asked Mia some questions on here experiences over the past few year.

What first made you want to look at an apprenticeship?

  • After a few months at college I realised it wasn’t for me. I wasn’t happy with the courses I had chosen and had decided that I would prefer to learn whilst earning money at the same time.

Was working for Cinch while completing your apprenticeship as you expected it would be?

  • I feel like I had a lot of worries about not fitting in or being left to do loads of new work without any help or support but it wasn’t like that at all. I’ve been with Cinch for 2 years now and I’ve gained so many new skills and met so many great people along the way.

What are the main skills you feel you have developed?

  • Customer service, confidence and responsibility

What are your future goals?

  • I would like to continue to work with Cinch to explore a different aspect of the business (accounts), and hopefully pursue a career in that department.

Key Client Manager Annalise White commented on Mia and her impact at Cinch

“Mia has been working with us for nearly 2 years. She has become a very valuable member of the team. I am sure I can speak on behalf of all the team that she is a huge asset to the business. Nothing that you give to Mia is too much trouble. She certainly brightens up the office with her personality and is a pleasure to work with. She is sure to go far in her career with her positive attitude and her drive. I am looking forward to seeing her progression over the years to come!”