Apprentice Case Studies
Alex Mann - Level 4 Network Engineer Apprentice Excalibur Communications
"I went to university for a short while, but I didn't enjoy it. I came back and chose to do an apprenticeship instead - I wish I'd done this from from the start! I much prefer it over university; the course actually covers topics that are a lot more relevant to what I actually want to do and you get on the job experience."
Cameron Rodrigues - Level 4 Software Development Apprentice at The National Trust
"I'm really enjoying my apprenticeship. My lecturer, Steve Benge has already taught me at New College as I had previously studied for a Level 3 Software Development course. My work place is also a really calm and flexible environment, there are great opportunities too such as allocated days in the year for volunteering."
Laura Rossi - Former Level 3 Business Admin Apprentice NOW Current Marketing Assistant at New College
"If you had asked me 5 years ago, I wouldn't have even considered an apprenticeship because I believed all of the myths surrounding them, including low pay, only manual labour jobs. I have definitely been proven wrong and I don't want anyone making the same judgements that I did! Look at all of your options before making a decision."
Callum Marsh - Level 4 AAT Accounting Apprentice at Travelport
"I would highly recommend an apprenticeship to others, it's a great chance to study and gain valuable experience. In my current role, my responsibilities are increasing, which means I get the opportunity to be involved in more exciting projects! The resources and the staff at New College are great - overall my experience has been excellent."
Ricardo Mccalla - Level 4 Software Developer Apprentice at The National Trust
"I would definitely recommend an apprenticeship, you get to earn money while studying an gain qualifications. My employer is invested in my future, helping me become qualified and prepare for my future career - they are willing to fund additional courses for me too."
Edward Miller - Level 3 Digital Marketing Apprentice at Redspot Self Storage
"An Apprenticeship is such a good opportunity to gain qualifications and experience at the same time. University just wasn't the right option for me but an apprenticeship in my preferred area of work was a perfect fit for me."
Chloe White - Level 3 Digital Marketing Apprentice at New College Swindon
"Although I was never sure what I wanted to do, Digital Marketing ticked all the boxes for things that I had an interest in. When I first started my apprenticeship I was very shy but it has definitely brought me out of my comfort zone. I enjoy learning new things every day, being a part of a team, meeting new people in class and being busy."
James Eastham - Level 4 Network Engineer Apprentice at St John's School Marlborough
"I studied a Level 3 Infrastructure Technician Apprenticeship before and then progressed onto the Level 4 Network Engineer Apprenticeship. It's great doing my apprenticeship at my former secondary school, as it's a familiar environment an I really enjoy being able to work around like-minded people. I also like coming into College on a Monday - it's a great start to the week and the teaching is fantastic."
Heather Porteous - Level 3 Business Administration Apprentice at Moovahome
"I have always heard good things about New College, so I chose to do my apprenticeship here. It's really interesting and it enables me to gain a qualification that can help me with furthering my career. My assessor Charlie is great, he's always there to help when I need it and goes above and beyond to make sure I am supported within the course."
Sable Colaco - Level 4 Software Development Apprentice at The National Trust
"An apprenticeship may not be for everyone, but if you're ready for a work environment and want to earn while you learn, then it will be very well suited to you. There's so much to learn on my apprenticeship and it's an amazing environment. When I finish my studies, I hope to work in a permanent Software Tester role."
Joseph Haugh - Level 4 Software Developer Apprentice at The National Trust
"New College is local to me and it seemed a great fit, I really enjoy my one day a week at College. I have a great employer and have the opportunity to work as a part of a team and independently. I really recommend an apprenticeship, especially if you are a hands-on learner."
Marie Bradley - Level 3 Business Administration Apprentice at Poplars Day Care Nursery and Preschool
"Doing this apprenticeship has given me a chance to further my career within the organisation and industry that I am comfortable in and already have knowledge about. I would definitely recommend an apprenticeship to others, because it gives you an opportunity to earn money, while you better yourself and gain a qualification."
Shelby Blake - Level 4 AAT Accounting at Travelport
"I'm really enjoying my apprenticeship, it gives me great workplace experience, alongside studying at College, where the staff are really supportive and helpful. It's a great starting point when entering the world of work and you get paid to study!"