As National Apprenticeship Week approaches once more, it’s a time to recognise the remarkable opportunities that apprenticeships provide for individuals setting out on their career paths. Smart IT is passionate about nurturing young talent, as evidenced by our apprenticeship scheme, which has launched the careers of numerous IT professionals venturing into the workforce and taking their initial strides.
We recently caught up with Antoni Skeen, an apprentice with Smart IT, to understand his experiences and insights.
What made you want to do an apprenticeship with Smart IT?
“I took an apprenticeship with Smart IT to try and start a career within IT, on top of this, when I went for an interview, everyone who worked there seemed friendly and professional and it looked like a cool place to work!”
What are you enjoying most about your apprenticeship with Smart IT?
“What I enjoy most about Smart IT is getting the opportunity to work on difficult issues, without being fully thrown into the deep end without any support, as whenever I get stuck, I was surrounded by experienced engineers willing to help, this really helped me grow as an engineer and helped build my confidence in IT.”
This testimony underscores the essence of a well-structured apprenticeship program, emphasizing hands-on learning guided by experienced professionals. It underscores that apprenticeships aren’t merely about completing tasks but also about embracing challenges and benefiting from mentorship along the way.
Smart IT’s approach to apprenticeships mirrors a steadfast commitment to nurturing talent, offering practical experience, and fostering a culture of collaboration and support. As we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, let’s be reminded of the significance of investing in the future generation of professionals through initiatives like these.
Happy National Apprenticeship Week! Here’s to seizing opportunities, confronting challenges, and collectively shaping brighter futures.