Isabel Business Administration ApprenticeOn Monday 17th September, P & I welcomed business administration apprentice, Isabel Cowley, to the team.

Isabel will be working towards completing the Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship via P & I’s apprenticeship partner, PETA. PETA Ltd is a Hampshire-based training organisation set up in 1970 and is owned by over 330 member companies including Portsmouth Water, Stannah Stairlifts, Wightlink, Portsmouth International Port, Kenwood, Airbus, Boeing and many others.

Isabel commented:

“I knew when I left school that I didn’t want to go into full-time education. The thought of earning whilst learning encouraged me to look into apprenticeships. I originally started a nursery apprenticeship but decided that wasn’t for me and went on to join P & I. I am really enjoying my role here, I get involved in a variety of tasks and I like the independence.”

Alongside on the job training, Isabel will also attend PETA’s Business Training Centre located in central Portsmouth where she will undertake the classroom-based part of the apprenticeship. During the apprenticeship, Isabel will receive plenty of support and guidance from her line manager, Nikki Cushion and her dedicated PETA mentor.

Alan Blair, P & I’s Operations Director, commented:

“Apprenticeships are a great career and learning opportunity for anyone looking to earn and learn at the same time. Isabel has fitted straight into the P & I family and I can see she is going to be a real asset to P & I. I would like to wish Isabel every success with her apprenticeship and I look forward to seeing her progress through the company.”


From everyone at P & I, we would like to welcome Isabel to the team.