Melissa Dennet, pprentce Client dviser, Marsh
Where did you go to school? Notre Dame High School, Norwich
What path did you take to get to your current positon? Completed my levels in summer
2018 and started as an pprentce in October 2018.
What subjects did you study? level Mathematcs, History and Psychology
How many jobs have you had, and can you name them? I have had two jobs previous to
this role, both in retail.
What school subjects link to your career? Mathematcs - I am ofen calculatng Premiums
typical day in your current role looks like: Responding to Client queries, sending out
policy documentaton and invoicing for placements.
What skills do you use daily, that you learnt at school? Numeracy, English skills when
composing emails.
What is the number #1 piece of advice you’ve been given that helped you with your ca-
reer choice? I was deciding between going to University to study Criminology or whether
to do an apprentceship. I think a piece of advice that would have helped me would to have
been to have admited to myself sooner that I did not want to go to university rather than
allowing my sixth form to pressure me into applying.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Hopefully having progressed within my team! I
would like to be Client Executve on a few accounts for sure.
What is the average salary for this role? s an pprentce £14,000 but I believe once you
have finished the scheme this is risen to £20,000.
If you could have done anything differently on your career journey, what would it be? So
far I don’t think there is anything! I finished my retail job which I had been in for 2 and a
half years (while I was in educaton) the day before I started at Marsh - I have not been un-
employed since I was 15!
Why do you love your job?
I love my job because I am a valued member within the team and
there is a clear path for progression and also pay rises! I don’t feel as
though I will be statc in anyway͘ I enjoy working in an office and
building relatonships with Clients and watching myself grow with
confidence when giving correct advice͘