Stacy Johnson...Moves up the Ladder

Stacey completed the Level 2 Business Administration course, then she started as a Junior Administration Clerk at the NFU…


  • Name: Stacey Johnson
  • Studied: Business Administration Apprentice
  • Destination: National Farmers Union
  • Class of: 2008

Stacey first enrolled at Selby College on the Level 2 Business Administration course when she was 19 and through the college secured a work placement in the Housing Department at Selby District Council.

Just a year later she started as a Junior Administration Clerk at the NFU putting the skills and knowledge she had gained from her NVQ to good use in the day to day running of the office. And, after completing her NVQ level 2 was promoted to Insurance Advisor and took over the running of the Accounts Department. The Selby NFU Mutual is an Agency of the NFU Mutual Insurance company, based in Selby town centre, which has a gross written premium income of around £5.1m, there are three partners within the business and eight members of office staff. The firm is committed to training its staff and provides encouragement and support to those wishing to gain new skills and additional knowledge.

In Stacey's case they felt the Apprenticeship provided by Selby College would assist in developing her knowledge of working in a business environment. Melanie Chapman, Office Manager, said: "We particularly found the modules relating to Health and Safety, Procedural Practice and Organisational Skills beneficial to Stacey, who has been able to apply this knowledge to her daily tasks and duties." Since joining the company Stacey has gone on to complete her NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration she said: "It gave me the confidence to accept the position of Insurance Advisor increasing my level of responsibility from being a Junior Insurance Advisor to running the day to day office Insurance Accounts. Stacey is now working towards her NVQ Level 4 in Business Administration.

"I'd never worked in an office environment before and the course really helped me develop the skills and knowledge required to carry out my job." Stacey Johnson