Apprenticeships: Our experience
National Apprenticeship Week 2021 will take place from 8 to 14 February 2021. The annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships shines a light on the amazing work being done by employers and apprenticeships across the country.
To show the value apprenticeships offer both individual and businesses, Tyrell Witton a Digital Marketing Specialist at Digital Future First shares his experience of the last two years of his apprenticeship.
Why I chose to do an apprenticeship #NAW2021
“When I was younger I wanted to be a footballer, as I grew up my interests changed and I found myself being more and more interested in technology. Growing up I was always told ‘you have to go to university to succeed’ which put me into a narrow path of what I wanted to do.
I remember having a meeting with a careers advisor who gave me more insight into what it actually means to be an apprentice. This opened my eyes to a new career path where I can get the experience on hand while working.
I started by going onto the GOV.UK website and looked up apprenticeships in my local area. And applied to the ones that appealed to me, after communicating through emails and two interviews I secured my account manager apprenticeship position at Supplyant.
Working with Supplyant really kickstarted my career in the right direction as the possibilities for growth were endless. And the flexibility they offered in terms of the role I was in and the guidance I needed to achieve the next steps forward helped me so much in understanding my career journey.
The Supplyant team supported me so much in my apprenticeship journey and without them I wouldn’t have made it. Once I finished my apprenticeship Supplyant Offered me a fulltime contract, and a year later I am working on a project part owned by Supplyant.
I have been able to be exposed to so much and my journey has just begun!
Did I make the right decision going for an apprenticeship? Of course I did! it was the best decision of my life as it allowed me to get the training and experience I needed the kickstart my working career. I wouldn’t change a thing.
I would recommend apprenticeships to anyone who wants to grow and learn while they earn.”
To find out more about apprenticeships visit our apprenticeships for businesses page