Where do our apprentices go after finishing their programmes?

Written on: 16 July 2019

Written by: Bethany Lowdon

Topic

[Apprentices]

There are many different routes our apprentices take after finishing their programme. Many of them stay on with their employer, taking on a full-time position, or progressing onto a higher-level apprenticeship to further their skills.

Here are some examples of what our apprentices are up to after finishing their programme:

William - Mediaworks

William started his apprenticeship in July 2017 at Mediaworks. His role as a Digital Marketing Apprentice focused on working with different clients to increase their digital marketing reach.

“I chose an apprenticeship route mainly because you can earn whilst you learn and for me it was getting the real experience. I didn’t enjoy lessons and classrooms as much as I do just working and actually learning on the job so that is why I chose an apprenticeship.

My role when I first started was more digital marketing, so we would have different clients which we needed to get out there, get on the websites and promote their services.”

Since completing his apprenticeship, William has been offered a full-time position as a Junior Planner.

“My role now is a lot more internal, so I do the planning for the company making sure that different teams are planned through our CRM system and making sure the projects are all at the right hourly rates that they should be so, it’s totally changed since I started and that’s what I like about apprenticeships that’s there is always plenty opportunities in the businesses and you’ll never know where you could end up.”

Sumit – Siemlus

Sumit started his apprenticeship as a Level 3 Infrastructure Technician at Siemlus in April 2017. We spoke to Sumit’s manager about his progress.

“Sumit brings confidence and ideas, which we wouldn’t usually think of and this gives the business diversity to think outside the box and bring new ideas to our clients.”

Since completing his apprenticeship, he has progressed onto our Level 4 Network Engineer programme to further his knowledge.

“Sumit has developed incredibly, from starting off with very basic knowledge of IT and hospitality technology, to now being able to re-patch a complete IT server cabinet and setup a dedicated Wi-Fi network within a hotel and other properties.”

Charlotte - RSPB 

Charlotte started her career with RSPB as a Level 3 Infrastructure Technician apprentice. Her day to day role mainly involved answering phone calls and dealing with requests on the user blog and self-service system.

“Since I started my apprenticeship, I’m more confident within my role and feel more comfortable sharing things with the team and taking charge.”

After completing her Level 3 apprenticeship, Charlotte was taken on as a permanent member of staff. Charlotte progressed onto our Level 4 IT Professional programme and has been promoted to Senior Service Desk Analyst. She also won Baltic’s Apprentice of the Year 2019 award!

We spoke to Charlotte’s manager about her time at RSPB.

“Charlotte has grown so much in terms of her confidence as she is now a permanent member of staff who has stepped up and taken on the organisation of the team rotas. She has even taken on line management of her own apprentice too.”

If you are looking to kick start your career in tech and digital, find out more here.

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