Digital Solutions Apprentice
What is your job?
I am a Digital Solutions Software Engineer Apprentice at Staffordshire University. My job is to help support and develop applications throughout the university. These include our virtual learning environment and student record system.
How did you become an apprentice?
I submitted a form on FindAnApprenticeship.gov website. The next day I was told I had an interview.
Why do you think apprenticeships are great?
What advice would you give to others?
Consider ALL options. Don’t just apply for one thing. Apply for everything and anything. There’s no reason you can’t apply for a number of things.
Do some research into potential option. Go to www.FindAnApprenticeship.gov and see what there is – you might surprise yourself.
Get some work experience. One of the main reasons I got my apprenticeship was because I had experience working at McDonalds.
Be original! Don’t follow the crowd.
Be brave! Don’t be afraid to apply – the worst thing that can happen is they say no.