Apprentices Blog

How an apprenticeship scheme set me up for success

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Hey, I’m Frances Clark and I’m a Logistics Operations Manager for B2B here at Virgin Media. I started my journey with the business back in 2008 when I joined on the very first Residential Field Technician Apprenticeship. Since then, I’ve had loads of great opportunities, and through my apprenticeship scheme I’ve had a consistent structure throughout my career, which has been the main reason I’ve remained within the business. No matter what role I have …

Changing careers & being a female apprentice in STEM

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My names Kayleigh Hunter and I’m an Access Planner Apprentice here at Virgin Media. I started my Engineering placement back in 2014. This was a major career change and was something completely out of my comfort zone – having come from a Health and Beauty background and working as a massage therapist/make-up artist for eight years.

How our apprenticeship schemes began

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Hi Paul, you’ve been involved in the Virgin Media Apprenticeship Schemes since the very beginning and you’ve continued your commitment to apprentices over the years, which has created so many opportunities for people. What’s the story behind this?  The apprentice idea came about due to a conversation with some Technicians and Engineers in Bradford back in 2007. I had just hosted a roadshow and was chatting to a couple of Engineers I knew from when …

Post Programme Perspective

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What were the best things about being a Virgin Media apprentice? The Virgin Media apprenticeship scheme gives you an opportunity to dive straight into a working role within a pioneering telecommunications company. As a procurement apprentice I experienced and worked with fantastic people across different departments. I wasn’t expected to know everything about everything. Combine this feeling with an incredibly supportive team and you quickly feel comfortable asking stacks of questions. What’s been your biggest …