Gemma joined us in 2016 and started as our business and administration apprentice. Gemma is such a conscientious worker that we very quickly knew we wanted her to stay on after her apprenticeship finished. Gemma is likely to be the person on the other end of the phone when you call Archway.
In Gemma’s own words…
What did you do before joining Archway?
Before joining Archway I was a student Bournemouth and Poole college studying BTEC Level 3 in Performing Arts whilst gaining experience in a variety of different jobs such as retail, administration, animal carer and hairdressing. My two years as a student helped me gain more confidence and knowledge performing on stage, which I believe has made me believe in myself to achieve targets and goals. I have performed in a musical ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, and two dance shows ‘Dracula Untold’ and ‘Peter Pan’. I have always been interested in working in administration and Archway has given me the best opportunity to attempt new things in the business environment.
What do you enjoy about working here?
Archway Financial Solutions is a humble office where there is no down side to working. Everyone works together and whenever support is needed, it is given by everyone. My confidence has increased because I have been taught new things from everyone in the office. Knowing that I have a set routine makes things a lot more simple and whenever a difficult task needs to be completed, everyone helps each other out to make our day a bit easier.
What do you enjoy outside of work?
I am a typical teenager outside of work who likes to play Xbox games and go shopping with friends. I love to play a variety of sports such as football, badminton, tennis and cricket as well as going to the gym.
I used to be the captain of a girls football team at my former school as well as playing for Mudeford Phoenix Flyers girls football club where I used to be a defender, goal keeper and sometimes an attacker. Unfortunately I gained many injuries from playing football which enforced me to leave, however I do enjoy a kick around every now and then.
I love to watch different types of movies such as horror, action, thriller, musical and comedies on Netflix and buy lots of DVD’s whilst eating in bed.