Apprenticeship Profile – Lauren Armstrong

Lauren was a Advanced AAT Apprentice (STEM Learning Ltd). She was a York Apprenticeship Awards Winner and Apprentice of the Year.

After completing her GCSEs at Millthorpe School, Lauren went to York College to complete her A-levels.

Lauren joined STEM Learning Ltd (formerly Myscience) in October 2014 as an Accountancy Apprentice and quickly became an integral member of the finance team. She has shown adaptability and a real passion for learning new skills.

Within nine months of joining, Lauren had exceeded the company’s expectations and stepped up to cover a part time Accounts Assistant role whilst continuing her apprenticeship studies. Maureen Legge Head of STEM Learning Ltd said, “Every day Lauren demonstrates her abilities and we are truly impressed with how well she has taken on her new role”.

Lauren has undertaken additional training allowing her to support the senior management accountant in the analysis of budgets. As part of this she has maintained a spreadsheet to monitor expenditure of a particular cost centre which has resulted in saving the business £12,000 in the year to July 2015.

Having successfully completed her Advanced AAT Apprenticeship, Lauren progressed on to the Higher Apprenticeship in AAT.