Positive Outcomes: Johnathon Kynaston

Johnathon Kynaston went from apprentice to administration and finance officer in just a year through an apprenticeship with Positive Outcomes

Manchester apprentice Johnathon Kynaston has been appointed to administration and finance officer of at Phagenesis just one year after starting work at the company.

The 17-year-old secured this new permanent position following a successful apprenticeship placement by national training provider Positive Outcomes, which specialises in work-based training and apprenticeships. Johnathon is now responsible for a range of areas within the company, handling both office and clinical sectors of the business.

Talking about his time with Phagenesis, Johnathon said he enjoyed working for the company.

He said: “I joined the company nearly a year ago now, but it does not feel like a year at all—I’ve learnt lots of new things and thoroughly enjoyed it in the process. I’m just thrilled that I am now a fully-fledged member of the team, and I cannot wait to continue progressing in my career with Phagenesis.”

“The apprenticeship was a fantastic opportunity, and one that I have benefitted greatly from. My advice to others is to seriously consider an apprenticeship—they’re extremely useful as you can learn just as much as you could at college yet you’re gaining work-experience and applying the skills learnt within a work environment.”

Johnathon’s trainee officer at Phagenesis, Caroline Clayton, worked alongside Johnathon every step of the way. She said: “Johnathon joined Phagenesis straight from school with very little work experience and immediately took on a number of specific responsibilities such as IT, office and clinical administration.”

“He immediately became a highly valued member of the team and we have all been impressed by his development over the past year.”

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