I am an apprentice within BT’s Applied Research department, now starting my fourth and final year of the apprenticeship scheme. Within this role, I spend 4 days a week working with my team on projects for BT and 1 day each week studying for a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Digital and Technology Solutions from the University of Exeter. The projects I work on depend on the team I’m in, as for the first two years of the apprenticeship I completed four 6-month rotations in different teams before settling into the team I am now in. However, no matter what team I am in, I am always working with interesting technology and learning lots of new skills to help me solve problems, and contribute to research projects that will bring benefits to BT.
I also get the opportunity to volunteer outside of my daily role and I’m leading a project at the moment to develop a virtual reality application for the Bawdsey Radar Museum.