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Joshua Clarke, 19, who also works in digital and technology solutions at AstraZeneca, offers his insight How long have you worked for AstraZeneca? What do you enjoy about your role? “I’ve worked at AstraZeneca for one year. I’m given the opportunity to rotate in different areas, which allows me to explore different roles and develop transferable skills and meet people.” Why did you choose to do an apprenticeship at AstraZeneca? “It gave me the opportunity to enhance my career options

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Isobelle Derrig, 23, specialises in digital and technology solutions at AstraZeneca How long have you worked for AstraZeneca? “I’ve been at AstraZeneca for five years, during which I’ve had multiple rotations. In my last rotation I secured a permanent role as a user experience researcher within commercial IT.” Why did you choose to do an apprenticeship? “An apprenticeship is a great opportunity for work experience and degree-level study at the same time. To help and provide patients their care through

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Ashleigh is on the Flying Start technology degree apprenticeship at PwC. She is finding work-university balance at the same time as the skills necessary to build a chatbot How is your time split between university and PwC? “As a technology degree apprentice, I’m a full-time student and attend the same lectures as other computer science students at the University of Birmingham. However, once the university year is complete, I then start a 10-week placement with PwC. Throughout the degree, I

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Mohammed Abdul-Ali, 29, is a senior security provisioning engineer with Virgin Media This is in fact Mohammed’s third apprenticeship with Virgin Media! It’s a way of learning while earning that he has found works well for him and has enabled him to progress his career in the telecoms industry. His current apprenticeship is allowing Mohammed to work toward a BSc honours degree in digital technology solutions. He said:  “Aston University, where I study, have been very supportive which has been

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Elle Hornby graduated from Aston University in 2018 after completing the digital and technology solutions degree apprenticeship with Capgemini Elle said: “I have worked since I was 16 and I saw an apprenticeship with a reputable company as a great option to earn and learn. I wanted a head start on my career and joining Capgemini at 18 and balancing studying and working has given me a first class degree, key skills and a wealth of knowledge and experience at

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Matt Gill, 21, is an apprentice software engineer at Payara, where he started the digital and technology solutions degree apprenticeship in partnership with Aston University Matt said: “My degree apprenticeship has given me the perfect leg-up into the industry by allowing me to gain experience from day one. It’s also giving me the chance to acquire a degree level education so that I’ll never run the risk of losing out on future opportunities based on a lack of qualifications.” “If

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The sky’s the limit for Lewis Brereton after completing his software engineering apprenticeship through the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) while working at BAE Systems Ask Lewis if he’s pleased with his choice of a UCLan apprenticeship course and the answer is a resounding ‘yes’. The 21 year old was clear that the benefits of studying an apprenticeship part-time while working with BAE Systems made it the only choice for him. He recently graduated from his four-year apprenticeship course studying

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When he’s not hiking or golfing, 33-year-old Andrew Haines is coding on his Lloyds Banking Group software developer apprenticeship. Ever since he left his previous career to join the apprenticeship scheme, he’s seeing real change through his day-to-day work Learning on the job “I chose to do an apprenticeship because I felt I would learn more in an organisation, not a classroom. The old saying that ‘you don’t really learn until you start working’ could not be truer for me—I’m

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Thomas Robinson-Williams has worked for IBM for eight years and completed a level three apprenticeship after leaving school. He now works as an IT architect at IBM, and is doing a digital and technology solutions professional degree apprenticeship with The Open University  Selected apprentices were given the opportunity to join the digital and technology solutions professional degree apprenticeship. Graduates from the programme will be competent to operate in a range of related digital roles, supporting their organisations to develop new

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Robson Grant is an apprentice at Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH) and is widening his skillset and boosting his career prospects through the digital and technology solutions professional degree apprenticeship with The Open University The programme integrates academic and work-based learning and is delivered flexibly around the demands of the workplace. It helps to develop the skills and behaviours required to create confident and capable digital and technology professionals. Robson explained why he chose to study for a degree apprenticeship

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