Solihull Council Counter Fraud Investigator Apprentice Achieves DistinctionJanuary 9, 2024
Counter Fraud Investigator, Dhruvisha Patel, from Brent Council recently completed her L4 Counter Fraud Investigator Apprenticeship achieving a distinction at the final stages of her assessment process. Her great success throughout her apprenticeship and commitment to her role has prompted her employers to nominate Dhruvisha for the “Apprentice/ Newcomer of the year award” at the forthcoming Public Sector Counter Fraud Awards in February 2024.
The Level 4 Counter Fraud Investigator Apprenticeship programme delivered by Intelligencia Training is now widely utilised by an ever growing number of Government agencies, public and private sector organisations as a method to formalise and professionalise the way counter fraud investigators operate all achieving parity in skills.
Dhruvisha commented “The Counter Fraud Apprenticeship has provided me with a solid foundation for all the knowledge, skills, and theory essential for launching a career in the counter fraud field. In particular, the modules learnt on this course has equipped me with a comprehensive understanding of the key principles and elements of fraud investigation and how to put these into practice. The support and feedback received from tutors throughout the course has been exceptional, further enhancing my learning development. Engaging with my fellow apprentices has also been a valuable aspect of the learning process as we were able to collaborate and exchange difference ideas and experiences. Overall, the Counter Fraud Apprenticeship has been an enriching and rewarding experience, preparing me to embark on a promising career in the field of counter fraud.
Michael Cassel – Counter Fraud Manager at Brent Council commented “During the Counter Fraud Apprenticeship, Dhruvisha has obtained the experience and skills required as aligned with the Government Counter Fraud Profession practitioner standards. Her outstanding commitment to her own personal development and progression has resulted in her achieving a distinction, joining the Counter Fraud Team at Brent as a Counter Fraud Intelligence Officer, and being nominated as a finalist for the Counter Fraud Awards 2024. The apprenticeship has played a crucial role in this as it allowed Dhruvisha put her learning and knowledge into working practice and reach her full potential.
Paula Anderson – Principal Counter Fraud Officer at Brent Council, who is Dhruvisha’s line manager, commented “Dhruvisha started with the team 2 years ago as a Counter Fraud Apprentice. Throughout this time, she has shown an incredible dedication not only towards her studies and training, but also an eagerness to thrive in her new role. Dhruvisha was able to use her training from Intelligiencia, alongside her practical experience to gain confidence and knowledge, and has established herself as an excellent Counter Fraud Investigator. Dhruvisha takes on any task with positivity and enthusiasm and is an asset to the team. She is extremely valued within the A&I Service and there is no doubt she will thrive as her career within fraud investigation progresses.”
Intelligencia Training’s Commercial Director, Nick Atkinson commented “Dhruvisha’s achievement is testament to all of her hard work, her dedication to her role and her apprenticeship as well as the support she has received throughout her learning journey. It was fantastic to hear that her employers valued her work and effort enough to nominate her for the award at the forthcoming award. It is a privilege to work with employers and apprentices that value the Counter Fraud Investigator Apprenticeship as the training programme now being utilised by agencies including DWP and HMRC to ensure competency across investigations teams.
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