Phoebe Barnes managed to turn the Covid lockdown to her advantage by completing her CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma at a record-breaking pace!
The result was she achieved her qualification in 12 months, a whole year faster than the time allowed to complete the programme, even astounding her Watson Martin adviser Louise Hill!
Newly promoted after securing his CIPD Level 5 Diploma in just 13 months, Will Sylvester explains how being qualified supports his career
Will Sylvester swapped life in the skies as cabin crew with British Airways for an HR role in a Private Equity firm in London two years ago. Now newly promoted to an HR Associate after securing his Level 5 Diploma in just 13 months with Watson Martin, he explains how being CIPD qualified is supporting […]
Congratulations to Amy Sutherland who is our latest Candidate of the Quarter. Amy, who will complete a three-year HR graduate programme with Centrica plc in October, raced through her CIPD Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management in 16 months. Amy improved her performance as she progressed through each stage of the qualification by achieving two […]
Little did Megan Glynne know when she signed up for her CIPD qualification with Watson Martin that her first job in Human Resources as an HR Assistant would lead to her running the whole department within weeks of joining the business. But that is exactly the position Megan found herself in last May when she […]
Apprenticeships in HR or Learning and Development are a great way to develop your people professionals and bring new skills to your organisation using Government funding through the Apprenticeship levy. Here, three of John Lewis Partnership (JLP) apprentices who recently passed their HR Level 3 programmes with Watson Martin, explain why apprenticeships are good for […]
Studying while working full time can be tough but Watson Martin candidate Mark Vince has shown how successfully it can be done by achieving his CIPD Intermediate L&D Certificate in just five months!
Our congratulations go to Steph Dunne who will soon complete her Level 5 Apprenticeship programme in HR. A Finance and HR Manager at the City of Norwich School since 2017, Steph has already achieved the CIPD qualification element of the apprenticeship with Watson Martin having recently received her Intermediate Certificate in HRM.
Elspeth joined Waitrose 18 years ago as an external team manager trainee. Her career has progressed to include personnel manager roles in different branches before becoming Deputy Branch Manager eight years ago – joining Waitrose in High Wycombe two years ago. She is now seconded to John Lewis Partnership Head Office in Bracknell.
Congratulations to Clare Thorogood who is our latest Candidate of the Quarter. Clare, a Learning & Development Business Partner with the London Community Rehabilitation Company, successfully combined a demanding job with studying to achieve her CIPD Intermediate Diploma well within the time allocated for the programme.
In this case study, Rebecca Kunzler tells us about her experience as an Apprentice on Watson Martin’s Level 3 Learning and Development Apprenticeship programme.