What type of apprenticeship did you complete? And why did you choose this apprenticeship?
I was on the second intake of service and install apprenticeship back in 2009. I chose this apprenticeship as at the time I was looking for a career change into a new field and also into an area where I felt was going to be needed for a very long time.
What made you choose a career with Virgin Media?
Virgin Media in my opinion was at the forefront of delivering pioneering broadband speeds and felt that this was going to be area an industry that I wanted to be part of.
What was the best thing about being an apprentice with us?
The continued support and ongoing life and technical skills that I received throughout the apprenticeship were first class, even find myself using these skills unconsciously.
How has your apprenticeships helped you in your career?
The apprenticeships gave me a can do attitude and helped me believe that anything is achievable once you apply yourself to the task in hand. As I mentioned earlier the technical and life skills that I picked up throughout the programme are applied now within my daily role without thinking. The trainers and managers offered great support and set you up for a great start to your role.
Where are you now?
I am now the Network Operations Manager for the North East and Cumbria.
Finally, if you had to give one piece of advice to someone looking to do an apprenticeship here at Virgin Media, what would it be?
If the opportunities comes your way, grab it, embrace and never look back……. You gain so many skills and ultimately come out with qualifications for doing your job. An unbelievable opportunity!