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Settled in and I'm getting extra responsibilities!


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Since my last thread when I was 2 weeks in to my apprenticeship, I haven't really posted in this forum... anyway, that'll change from now! I'm going to start using this 'Apprentice Stories' forum as a blog-type thing, as I want somewhere to post my experiences and what I'm doing.

I've taken on more responsibilities, some not the most fun, but it's certainly heading where I want it to. Our Estimator is going on holiday for 2 weeks at the beginning of June, meaning he obviously won't be able to do his role. So I've been partly trained up to do this. It's basically a quoting system, but to quote a job, you need to know paper prices, what the weight of the paper is, what the size is, whether it's single/double sided, colour or black and white, needs to be trimmed etc - that's just a small percentage of what I have to do! Then when I've quoted, I have to create the job on our system (which helps us refer to certain jobs and get details on them) and print all the relevant documents off, then send the quote to the customer. Some quotes are simple as they're just a fixed price - but some, well most for me, are just complicated.

I've also recommend our company become active on both Facebook and Twitter, to help us grow our online presence - it's working as we've had a few enquiries from them already. The good thing is, we have and, so we can track what's working and what isn't. I've also signed our business up on the UK's largest business forum, that's attracting some attention to.

I'm becoming more of a marketing person, which I love!!

I'm still getting on with other duties, such as invoicing, telephone, contacting clients, ordering supplies etc, but with this marketing it gives me something to do all the time. I've got to say, it's definitely what I enjoy most about the job without a doubt.

Will keep you updated :)