To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week over the last five days we’ve explored the advantages of apprenticeship programmes to business owners and to young people. We’ve also heard from UKFaster Katie as she shared her story of completing a customer service apprenticeship with us.
Today, we’re sharing the story of infrastructure technician apprentice Billy. What is Billy’s apprenticeship story?
“I’m currently on a Level 3 Infrastructure Technician apprenticeship here at UKFast.”
“Every day I’m learning something new. The programme involves a lot of revision, exam work and practising everything I’ve learnt on the tech floor. I’ve learnt a lot about Linux and networks.
I recently passed my Linux Essentials exam. I’d never had any experience with Linux before I came to UKFast so, looking back, to pass this exam is a huge achievement for me and something I’m really proud of. I’m also sitting my networking exam in the near future so currently I’m revising a lot for that!”
“I’ve never really been interested in pursuing the university route. With all the fees and debt involved it was never something that appealed to me. I wanted to earn while I was on the job and so an apprenticeship seemed a much better option.
I’d choose this route again and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to go into a tech career. The way the apprenticeships are run at UKFast works perfectly for me. I get all the support that I need and I don’t feel I’d have received the same level of one-to-one learning, mentoring and support if I’d gone to college or university.”
“For me, there’s three things that really make UKFast’s apprenticeship programme stand out.
“Just go for it! If you want to do an apprenticeship you have to put yourself out there. You can’t sit back and just let things come to you; you have to push yourself so you can do what you want to do. Believe in yourself and push yourself, because you can definitely achieve everything you want to!”
Hear from education experts, and past and present apprentices, as they discuss the advantages of apprenticeships to businesses and young people in our latest webinar.