Buttons Accounting Limited provides accounting, book-keeping and a wide range of other services to businesses and self-employed sole traders and partnerships based in Launceston they employ 14 members of staff. Their mission statement is ‘to always provide a friendly, efficient and informative service’ developed with input from each member of staff meaning this is at the heart of everyone’s work.
What were the businesses issues/challenges to undertake training?
Emma Gilbert started Button’s in 2004 from home where she began building a client base. In 2006 Emma had her own premises and started taking apprentices to keep up with the demand of work and to expand the business, since then Button’s is committed to taking on at least one apprentice per year.
The training undertook:
Employing apprentices are the best way to bring employees into the business. They bring fresh minds that absorb and learn so much in the first years of working. When they join the company they are treated as equals in the workplace and are expected to value and uphold Button’s standards. Button’s apprentices are all at different stages of their career journeys, undertaking the different levels of AAT.
What impacts and benefits has the training
had on the company?
Apprentices have helped the company to succeed, with their enthusiasm to become part of a team, to fulfil a role and develop their own skills and responsibilities. On completing a successful apprenticeship, they feel confident enough to take on responsibility and mentor others. One of their apprentices, Paulina, has grown in confidence during her apprenticeship and has taken it upon herself to organise our payroll into a separate service rather than an add-on service. The training has helped to build a confident team who work together to help to improve their own and each other’s skills, which in turn builds confidence within the company. Since April 2016 Buttons have taken on an additional 40 clients; which Emma believes is in itself, a testimony to their success within the industry.
“I find taking on apprentices is the best way to bring employees into the business. They bring fresh minds that absorb and learn so much in the first years of working.”
Emma Gilbert, Buttons Accounting Limited
We have over 100 apprenticeships available.