Apprentices Blog

Why an apprenticeship was right for me

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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 …

My job as a Field Engineer apprentice

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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 …

Why I chose to do an apprenticeship over a university degree

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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 …