A Journey Through National Apprenticeship Week 2024 with Freya Horlock at IMCD


Freya Horlock: A look at an IMCD UK apprentice in our Human Resources department.

As we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2024, we wanted to understand the important role apprenticeships play in fostering professional development and growth.

To understand more about the experience of apprentices, we sat down with Freya Horlock, our very own HR Apprentice Administrator. Since joining the company in August 2023, straight after her A-Levels, Freya has gained valuable knowledge of the business, and is benefiting greatly from the resilience and skill development that are at the core of our apprenticeship programmes.

Join us as Freya discusses why an IMCD apprenticeship was the right choice for her and how her skills have developed since joining. We also took the opportunity to speak IMCD UK’s Head of HR, Jo Lundie, to hear more about apprenticeships at the company.



So, without further ado, let's dive into the story of Freya Horlock's apprenticeship at IMCD UK.

When considering my options after A-levels, I decided against the traditional university route, because I realised that I thrive in active learning environments. I thought that the hands-on-experience I’d get at as an apprentice at IMCD was far better suited to my learning style than a more traditional further education institution.

It was now time to sit down with Jo Lundie our head of HR at IMCD UK

The HR Team is passionate about our business, and – probably unsurprisingly – we’re also passionate about helping colleagues develop. So, for us, an apprenticeship programme really is win-win: As a Team, by offering an apprenticeship we have the opportunity to strengthen the support we’re able to provide the business, driving its success, whilst simultaneously giving a colleague the real-life experiences they need to build solid foundations for a successful career in Human Resources.

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