Apprentices Blog

Insights from Jamie Wilson, a Data Analyst Apprentice

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As a data analyst at Virgin Media, there is a rarely a ‘typical’ day for me. Every Monday morning I update my weekly reports, I then pass on my findings and key information to the relevant teams in order for them to act upon it. Apart from this, there are endless possibilities of things that could come across my desk, the team I am a part of react quickly to external changes, meaning if our …

2 minutes with Chris Starling

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Chris Starling, Head of Network Assurance – South West & Wales, shares with us his successes delivering new apprenticeship schemes and what he’s most proud of.

The unexpected benefits of apprenticeships

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To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of apprentices within Virgin Media, we caught up with Peter Van Den Broeck, Head of Build – South Coast & Home Counties, who shares with us his experience being a part of the original team that launched apprenticeships within the business and the unexpected benefits he’s seen over the years.

The benefits of bringing apprentices into the business

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T&I have brought in graduates since 2010 and placement students since 2013. What’re the benefits of now bringing in apprentices too? Our network is our most important asset and planning and building it for our future years is one of the most important things we do as a team, with the usage of the internet continuing to grow by around 40% per year, therefore, the capacity is more vital than ever. As a result, I thought …

Building my career through an apprenticeship

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My story I joined Virgin Media’s first apprenticeship scheme back in 2008. Since then, I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked in a variety of different roles and to see many different parts of the business. The scheme has helped me to not only progress in my career but also to develop a well-rounded skill set. At the end of 2017; I became the Senior Operational Readiness Manager. Now, my job is to help make …