“Anyone considering doing a year’s placement should definitely seize the opportunity,” says Tech Industry Gold student Stefan Dupey-Whyte, who is studying at Loughborough University and completed a placement at HSBC.
From innovation to research, Tech Industry Gold degree students were given a unique ‘behind the scenes’ tour of BT’s Headquarters.
“I think a Tech Industry Gold Degree Apprenticeship is a smart career move, as you really get the best of both worlds (learning/job experience), and I would recommend it highly.”
“Enjoy every moment of the journey. Appreciate the successes but more importantly, learn from the failures. Never be content and always strive for improvement!”
“I am really proud of my decision to do a degree apprenticeship. It allowed me to implement what I learn at university at my workplace and vice versa which really helped me to learn new technologies quickly. It has made me realise what I am capable of and has increased my self-confidence.”
“For me, the best experience was when my class was split into groups and we had the task of coming up with a tech solution to a real-world problem. I came up with the idea of using an app to help solve the issue of overcrowding in Barcelona.”
“People need to realise how beneficial the Tech Industry Gold degree apprenticeships are for organisations and individuals!”
“I was always very well-supported by IBM and really value the entire experience as it’s allowed me to achieve a lot in a relatively short period of time.”
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