Apprentice Stories

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Tommy Price, Digital Marketing Apprentice at BBD Boom, talks about his apprentice experience during lockdown and his thoughts on remote learning.

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It's Gone Viral

Aimee is a current Digital Marketing Apprentice working in the role of a Content Creator at It’s Gone Viral. She caught up with us to tell us how she is getting on studying during lockdown.

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We caught up with stellar learner Sam Longstaff who has recently just successfully completed his Level 4 Network Engineer apprenticeship programme and achieved a Distinction.

Sam initially followed the traditional career route from school to sixth form college achieving A levels in IT, Maths and Geology.

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Ermiya Eskandary talks all about his love for tech and completion of his Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship.

From a very young age Ermiya loved all things ‘tech’. Encouraging this passion, Ermiya’s uncle sat him down at the age of 8 and taught him all about ‘C’ (in Ermiya’s words the “mother of all programming languages”.

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“Having enjoyed helping with my Mum out with her web and social media, I developed an interest and an aptitude and having looked further into what the variety of study topics this apprenticeship provided I thought I would give it a try.” 

Inushka

Digital Marketing Apprentice, Microsoft

Inushka – Digital Marketing Apprentice

How did your academic choices influence your current career pathway? “Academically,” Inushka said “I experienced some real highs and lows during my schooling.” After attaining reasonable GCSE’S, Inushka took the initiative to secure a part-time job at the Halifax bank…

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Owen – Digital Marketing Apprentice

Why did you choose an apprenticeship? Owen said, “I never wanted to go to university. Without a set career path, I felt it would be a waste of time deep-diving into one subject when I did not know what field I wanted to work in….

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Jamie – Technical Sales Apprentice

Even back when he was in secondary school, Jamie didn’t believe that university was the right choice for him. Jamie felt he wasn’t that great at exams despite achieving A-level Sociology and BTEC Law and Business qualifications….

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George – Technical Sales Apprentice

george began his tech sales apprenticeship with Microsoft at 25. Like so many college leavers he wasn’t sure which career path to choose but he was clear about what he didn’t want to do. As he explains, “I had no intention of going to university after college so initially I turned my part time job in retail into a full-time role. I knew it wasn’t what I wanted to do forever.….

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Sam – Technical Sales Apprentice

At 17 when completing sixth form Sam said “I just didn’t feel confident picking one subject that I definitely wanted to study for a 3-4yr period and did not want to just follow the crowd.” Like so many other students around this age, he didn’t have a clear idea which career path he wanted to choose. ….

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“There was a range of IT apprenticeships to do, specifically networking was the one that caught my eye. The description of the job was immediately a big positive for me. Working in a network environment as well as doing studying on the side, and as well as getting further training from the company. That was the real push, that was made me decide.”

Jack Dalton

Network Design Apprentice, telent

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