Why an apprenticeship was right for me

Posted on 12 August 2016 at 3:30 PM by Tom

Hey Tom, thanks for speaking with me today. What made you choose to do an apprenticeship? I wasn’t really happy with the job I was doing before. My career – if you can call it that – wasn’t really going anywhere. I wanted something that would go places. I’ve also got a little lad (Finley) and I’m getting married at the end of May, so it’s time I started earning some decent money. Oh congrats Tom! That’s brilliant. What was it that attracted you to the Virgin Media apprenticeship scheme?...

My job as a Field Engineer apprentice

Posted on 8 August 2016 at 11:14 AM by Tom

Hey Tom, great to meet you, thanks for taking the time out to speak to me. Can you tell me a little about your career experience so far? Sure, prior to working for Virgin Media, I worked in security at a local supermarket. I’d finished my A-Levels but wasn’t sure what I wanted to do next. I was thinking about going to university but I wanted to consider my options. I was stumbling around the on internet and found the Virgin Media careers site and read up on the apprenticeship scheme. Oh r...

Why I chose to do an apprenticeship over a university degree

Posted on 1 August 2016 at 3:06 PM by Sean

Hi Sean, thanks for chatting with me today. You’re a few months into your apprenticeship now, can you tell me a little about what you do on a day to day basis? Yeah, the course is going really quickly! Time flies when you’re having fun. My day starts with service calls from 8am. That’s where I go out and fix faults in people’s homes and install products like Telephone, TiVo and Broadband. Oh right, so you head out on your own now? (Laughing) Well I wouldn’t say I go out on my own, if I n...