I have always been interested in technology and software throughout my academic studies and so was looking to apply to Universities in computer science. However, at the start of year 13, a contact recommended that I research degree apprenticeships and apply. Shocked at the benefits, including hands on experience in technology at the age of 18, a competitive salary and the lack of university debt appealed to me heavily and so decided to apply.
Although University life can look appealing and fun, the skills and experience I have gained during the short time I have been with BT hold more weight and importance in my life. Learning from people who have years of experience and knowledge, working on projects, managing workflows, and communicating efficiently with colleagues far outweighs just a standalone degree! Freshers week may sound tempting to some, but I say, work hard now, play later.