Virgin Media Interns, Graduates and Alumni run the Royal Parks Half Marathon for Charity

Posted on 24 October 2016 at 2:22 PM by Joe Wan

When we made our new year’s resolutions 10 months ago, Ricky and I went for the usual ones: a little less indulgence, a little more exercise, a little more time spent with the family etc.; nowhere on our lists was a commitment to running a half marathon. But then again, sometimes the things we don’t plan end up being some of the best things we do all year. The Royal Parks Half Marathon was one of these things. Long distance running isn’t a particular skill of mine; in fact, I’m of the camp t...

Starting the VM Grad Scheme: An Analyst's Analysis

Posted on 18 October 2016 at 9:35 AM by Nicholas Lee

My initial thoughts: wow. I’m only three weeks into the scheme and I love it! Where do I begin? An introduction perhaps, I love being challenged and I’m constantly looking for answers to difficult questions, this led me to study physics at Lancaster University. When I graduated I realised that I need a career which would challenge me, allow me to apply the analytical skills I had developed throughout my degree to real problems and give me the opportunity to keep learning. Virgin Media has o...

My Transition from Intern to Graduate

Posted on 17 October 2016 at 4:48 PM by Sophie Bannerman

The first few weeks of any new job can be an exciting and daunting time, especially if you’re stepping into a new environment, for me I was starting a new job in a familiar setting as a former Intern returning to a Graduate role. I had a fantastic time during my year as an intern and was fortunate to be offered the opportunity to apply and accept a position on the Virgin Media Engineering Graduate scheme. The first week consisted of a corporate induction, a scheme specific induction then wa...

Going For A Ride!

Posted on 11 October 2016 at 11:57 AM by Scarlett Abraham

As part of the intern programme you are encouraged to go for a ride-out with an engineer, this is for us to get an understanding for another area of the business. Last week I went on my ride-out with the Birmingham Southside Team of Network Engineers. I left the house looking like the Micheline Man, wrapped up in a lot of layers of clothing, prepared for my day outside. When I turned up to the Hub Site, everyone had a bit of a laugh at just how many layers I was wearing, they were all sat the...

From Application to Induction

Posted on 6 October 2016 at 4:26 PM by Aileen Walsh

Like many others, I had found myself in my final term of university still without a job. Having been working at applications for over a year I was becoming disheartened. Attempting to balance writing a dissertation, revision for exams, work and job applications in your final term is not a fun place to be. Despite this, so many final year students find themselves there. I had begun to dial back my job search, feeling that if I focused on my studies and got a good degree then a job would be eas...