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GBPSA Apprentices - Paulina Czapiewska

News Categories: aspireProfessional Services Week

It’s an exciting week in many ways for Greater Birmingham’s Professional Services Academy (GBPSA). Not only are they a key partner during our first Professional Services Week, delivering their expertise and guidance during sessions with school groups and also to education & business professionals at our various fringe events, they are also celebrating a total of 16 students beginning internships with lead professional services firms in the city; at Gateley Plc, Barclays and LaSerUK.

Professional Services Week celebrates and aims to demystify and demonstrate the diverse range of industries, roles and routes into the sector for young people to discover.

Here’s another  in a series of success stories to come from GBPSA graduates now working in Birmingham’s flourishing professional services sector.


Paulina Czapiewska – LaSerUK


Paulina Czapiewska is one BMet student heading straight into the world of work, courtesy of an Apprenticeship programme with LaSerUK, a company specialising in finance, loyalty and data services for top UK brands.

“I feel mature enough and prepared to go into work rather than be a full-time university student,” said Paulina, who recently completed A Levels in Accounts and Maths and a Certificate in Financial Studies.  “Being part of the UK’s first dedicated professional services academy at GBPSA encouraged me to pursue my interest in business and finance by meeting people in industry, attending business-related lectures and completing work placements.

“As an apprentice finance assistant at LaSerUK, I’ll be able to utilise what I’ve learned while gaining more professional experience.”