Supporting National Apprenticeship Week
As part of National Apprenticeship week, we caught up with Tandem's first ever apprentice 'Caius Deb' who joined us in November last year
What helped you decide to start an apprenticeship at Tandem?
I always wanted to work collectively with a finance department in order to see how a finance team effectively maximises business; and what better opportunity is there than gaining hands on experience in a property asset management company that works with clients across the UK.
What’s been the highlight of your time at Tandem so far?
There have been a variety of great moments at Tandem: from simply working alongside great colleagues in the finance department, to learning how to operate new finance systems, i.e. MRI Qube. I have particularly enjoyed using this finance system by carrying out financial payment runs on behalf of the property managers in the company.
What sort of things have you learned?
I am always learning new things at Tandem. One of the main things I have learnt is utilising different finance systems, i.e. MRI Qube and Yardi Voyager, in order to carry out a vast number of diverse tasks such as processing invoices, conducting manual payments, managing queries with suppliers etc. This enables Tandem’s business to operate effectively and as a result of this, Tandem can continue to deliver a high quality service for its clients.
Would you recommend apprenticeships as a way of starting a career?
Yes, it is a great way to start a career as you gain first hand experience in an industry that you are interested in working in. Working at Tandem and gaining a greater insight into the business’ roles has made myself significantly more curious about the property asset management industry as a whole.