Caius completed his Level 2 and Level 3 IT Professional Technical Apprenticeship with ITEC Learning Technologies.
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 benefitted your career?
An apprenticeship has set me up with a good employer. One that seems to genuinely cares 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 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.