Hello, I Am Andrew
Pursuing an apprenticeship seemed like a no-brainer to me!
Tell us more about your experience
I decided to pursue an apprenticeship as it meant I could get a free degree alongside some great work experience, and a guaranteed job in an industry I’m really interested in. The apprenticeship is really difficult. I’m currently in a technology consulting placement so it’s quite usual to switch between the different projects for a better breadth of experience.
But I’d say this year the most interesting project I worked on involved an assignment helping a multi-national bank implement new EU legislation across all ten of their European branches. It gave me insight into how banks operate, and how new laws are helping fintech start-ups. As of yet, the proudest moment I’ve had within my apprenticeship was when I won an award for taking part in the most recruitment events in a year out of all the apprentices on course. It was great to see my hard work recognised.
During my apprenticeship, I’ve had great pastoral support throughout – this also extended over into the placement itself where my colleagues have answered any queries whenever they arise. In the process, I’ve learnt loads of great skills. I now feel much more confident when presenting, have developed my analytical thinking talents, and have really improved my organisational and time-keeping skills by having to conduct myself in the workplace. At the end of my apprenticeship, I hope to stay employed within the cyber-security division at PwC.
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