National Apprenticeship Week #NAW2017


5 minutes with Tarnya Till who completed a Level 3 Social Media and Digital Marketing Apprenticeship at Billericay IT Solutions with ITEC Learning Technologies between May 2014 and November 2015

Your Apprenticeship Job Title was:- Digital Marketing Assistant

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Tarnya and her sister, Kymbly, were ITEC’s first Joint Apprentice of the Year winners in 2016

 

Your Job Title now:- Junior on-line Shop Administrator

What has been the best thing about completing an apprenticeship?

The opportunity to put in place the theory learned and taught during an apprenticeship. This opportunity gave me a greater understanding of how to apply aspects of the framework to real working life, and develop skills and knowledge around adapting digital marketing tools and techniques to real situations.

How do you think an apprenticeship has benefited your career?

The apprenticeship has benefited my career by supplying a deeper understanding of digital

marketing, and how social media platforms can be used to support and provide businesses with effective marketing campaigns. Through completing my apprenticeship I have also gained a huge amount of confidence in my working ability, although this doesn’t directly benefit my career;  instead, it has resulted in me becoming more driven to succeed and become the best I can be.

Would you recommend this route? If yes, why?

I would recommend an apprenticeship as an excellent way to begin your career. After leaving education I had no work experience in IT.   An apprenticeship allowed me to begin my career with an employer who invested their time in me and also sent me on relevant training courses.  When my apprenticeship ended I was offered a job and my career has continued to progress.  I would like to thank ITEC for providing support during and after my apprenticeship – a team of truly lovely people! Thanks for everything!

 

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Tarnya (left) receives her Apprentice of the Year Award 2016 from her Tutor, Kerry (centre).  Her sister, Kymbly (right), was a joint winner.  Kerry said “although their work is very different, they both work to the same exacting standards and I couldn’t separate them”

 

Could this be you? If you want more information on completing an Apprenticeship with ITEC Learning Technologies speak to Toni on 01268 286929 – toni@iteclt.co.uk

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National Apprenticeship Week #NAW2017


5 minutes with Caius Ajiz who completed a Level 3 IT Professional Apprenticeship at Chelmsford City Council with ITEC Learning Technologies between February 2013 and November 2014

Your Apprenticeship Job Title was:- ICT Apprentice

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Caius was ITEC’s Advanced Apprentice of the Year 2014

Your Job Title now:- Technical Analyst

What has been the best thing about completing an apprenticeship?

Learning as I go and on-the-job in a ‘live’ environment.   Doing this allowed me to see how a typical enterprise was set up and how a workplace (more specifically an office space) works with the people and inter-personal skills.  Work experience is something that must be experienced to fully appreciate how to conduct oneself in an office.  Progressing and building my skills to a high level, mainly because of the people I was working with.  My colleagues are all very good at their jobs, being able to have them show me how systems work, with them explaining as we went allowed me to gain well-rounded knowledge.

How do you think an apprenticeship has benefited your career?

An apprenticeship has set me up with a good employer.  One that seems to genuinely care about its staff and makes sure that they continue to learn and progress as people.   It has given me experience of the work place and how people interact.  It has given me the necessary qualifications to make it into an infrastructure level position.  My position gives me access to enterprise level hardware and software, and allows me to exercise my knowledge every day.

Would you recommend this route? If yes, why?

An apprenticeship is an excellent path to take for someone who is highly driven, willing to learn and adaptable.  People who possess these qualities do extremely well in apprenticeships and make excellent technicians.

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Caius won 2 awards at ITEC’s 2014 Awards Ceremony (pictured here with his brother)

Could this be you? If you want more information on completing an Apprenticeship with ITEC Learning Technologies speak to Toni on 01268 286929 – toni@iteclt.co.uk

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5 minutes with Stacey Hall who completed a Level 2 and Level 3 IT Professional Apprenticeship at The Gateway Academy with ITEC Learning Technologies between June 2010 and March 2013

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Your Apprenticeship Job Title was:- ICT Apprentice

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Stacey Hall, ITEC’s 2011 IT Apprentice of the Year

Your Job Title now:- Senior IT Support Technician

What has been the best thing about completing an apprenticeship?

Knowing that all the work I put into my apprenticeship, both theoretical and practical, has got me where I am today. The support and teaching from my tutors at ITEC were great, but I know that without my own hard work, I wouldn’t have the multiple professional qualifications I have now.  Although I work in the same place I did at the time of my apprenticeship (by choice), I have moved up and been promoted twice.

How do you think an apprenticeship has benefited your career?

My apprenticeship has benefited me from the beginning by allowing me to make my own choices and gave me personal, social and professional skills.   My confidence would not be where it is today without being in a working environment from the start or without ITEC and the support given.   I am working in a predominantly male-orientated environment but I have been encouraged and supported all the way by both my employer and ITEC.  I am still proud of my ITEC ‘IT Apprentice of the Year’ award from 2011.

Would you recommend this route? If yes, why?

Yes. I was able to study and work in the field of my choice.  Along with theoretical studies from my tutors at ITEC, my practical studies at work really opened my eyes about the career I was stepping into. I knew that, unlike University, if my apprenticeship wasn’t working out or it wasn’t what I thought it would be, I could change paths or end the course and not be left with a huge debt or the obligatory feeling that I needed to continue. I’m glad to say, I never had these thoughts as the process of getting me onto the course was well executed and suited to me, ITEC gave me reassurance that everything was in my hands.

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Stacey with her Mum receiving her ITEC IT Apprentice of the Year Award 2011

Could this be you? If you want more information on completing an Apprenticeship with ITEC Learning Technologies speak to Toni on 01268 286929 – toni@iteclt.co.uk

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5 minutes with George Donovan who completed a Level 2 and Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship at Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Basildon, with ITEC Learning Technologies between June 2014 and July 2016

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Your Apprenticeship Job Title was:- HSE Administrator

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George receiving his ‘Malcolm Bridges’ Award in June 2015

Your Job Title now:- Health & Safety Co-Coordinator

What has been the best thing about completing an apprenticeship?

The best thing about completing my apprenticeship was that I secured a full-time job with Gilbarco Veeder-Root in a very well-established industry. It has allowed me to understand why businesses do certain things and how they are run.  I completed both the Level 2 and Level 3 Apprenticeship and now hold qualifications that are relevant to my job role.

How do you think an apprenticeship has benefited your career?

This has benefited me because I had no idea what I wanted to do in regards to a career when I left school.  Now I can develop my administration career and go in to office management.

Would you recommend an Apprenticeship? If yes, why?

Yes, I’d recommend this course because it gives the apprentice the opportunity to not only earn money whilst learning but also the qualifications that are relevant to the industry.  You also get to see the overall view of how a business runs and what to expect from a full-time job, if you are offered one at the end of the programme.

 

During his apprenticeship, George achieved the ‘Malcolm Bridges’ Award at the ITEC’s 2015 annual awards ceremony for going the extra mile to attain achievement.

Could this be you? If you want more information on completing an Apprenticeship with ITEC Learning Technologies speak to Toni on 01268 286929 – toni@iteclt.co.uk

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George with his team from Gilbarco Veeder-Root celebrating his win at our 2015 awards ceremony

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