Meet the team: Investment Apprentice Quinn Ledwidge
As he enters the second year of his apprenticeship with us, let us introduce you to our Investment Apprentice Quinn Ledwidge.
Quinn is part of our Asset Management team. He’s responsible for reporting on our asset data, carrying out asset value estimates and reviewing commercial contracts. Despite only being with us a year, Quinn’s made a big impression and is a valued part of the team.
When did you join mua Group, Quinn?
I joined mua in September 2021 as an Investment Apprentice. I was keen to join the team as it’s a relatively new business and I wanted to contribute to a growing company.
What’s it like working at mua?
We’re a very tight-knit team here and I like that. We have open communication and everyone’s ideas get listened to.
What I like the most is the flexibility around where we work and the hours we work. As a recent college leaver, I wasn’t expecting that flexibility from my first role. We’re trusted to get the work done and it doesn’t matter where or when we do it.
Tell us more about your apprenticeship – what does it involve?
Since joining the team last year, I’ve spent time with my colleagues learning about the different parts of our business, as well as getting up to speed with my area, asset management. I’ve also been studying for my Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping.
This September, I’ll begin the next stage of my apprenticeship by studying for an AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting. I’ll carry on to Level 4 next year.
I’m going to be studying for my AAT qualifications remotely. My courses are all funded by mua and I’m able to dedicate time within my working week to studying.
How do you juggle working and studying?
I’m given a day a week to dedicate to studying, which can change depending on my timetable. Everyone is very understanding and encouraging, in particular my manager Ben who always pushes me to set time aside to focus on my development and studies.
What’s the future got in store for you?
I want to build on the skills and knowledge I’ll learn in my AAT courses and develop other skills down the line such as organisation and leadership. Hopefully, one day I’ll be able to move into a leadership role here at mua.
One final question for you, Quinn – what’s your proudest achievement?
Getting the job I have now! And also finishing my A Levels through lockdown and getting the grades I wanted.