Chamber International backs apprentice push

Supporting the National Apprenticeship programme is proving rewarding for Chamber International.

Two months after joining as the overseas trade specialist’s first-ever apprentice, Eslam Najeh, 17, is more than half-way through qualifying for his Foundation Award in international trade.

Eslam, a Libyan born in Tripoli, joined Chamber International from Thornton Grammar School, Bradford, in March. He has already completed international trade documentation training covering Methods of Payment, Incoterms and Letters of Credit, with only two more stages to finish the course.

He says: “An apprenticeship where I’m learning on the job and can relate what I’m studying to the work going on around me in the office, is exciting and enjoyable. I’m very grateful for the opportunity to do this and prove myself.”

Chamber International director, Tim Bailey, added: “As part of the national chamber movement, we’re very pleased to be supporting the National Apprenticeship Programme by employing Eslam. He is keen, hard working and a real asset to our team.  An apprentice programme like this is good for the businesses which employ apprenticeships as well the individuals themselves. Eslam’s success is evidence that it is far from one-way traffic.”