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
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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