First-class honours Tech Industry Gold degree apprentice researches chatbot for IBM
Name: Megan Murray
University: Queen Mary University of London
Degree Apprenticeship Title: Digital and Technology Solutions (IT Consultant)
Classification: First Class Honours
Title of Dissertation: An Investigation into AI and Machine Learning to develop a Cloud Technical Sales FAQs chatbot for IBM Cloud Platform Business Unit
Job Title: Cloud Platform Technical Sales
What was the best experience of your Tech Industry Gold accredited degree apprenticeship?
Getting my results! The sense of accomplishment after spending so many years working hard has to be the key highlight! I’ve also really enjoyed meeting so many people from all different walks of life.
What was the most challenging experience of your Tech Industry Gold accredited degree apprenticeship?
The most challenging experience was combining moving from a rural area to London, starting a new job at a large corporate, and studying a subject I knew little about. It was so different to anything I had done before.
What would you say now, to yourself, before you enrolled on your degree apprenticeship?
I would tell myself to have more confidence in myself and my ability. I was so nervous to do something so different and I could have saved myself a lot of stress by just having some more confidence!
What would you say to anyone considering a Tech Industry Gold accredited degree apprenticeship?
I think if you value work experience and are prepared to put in some hard work then a Degree Apprenticeship is a great route to take which will provide you with some amazing opportunities.
You emerge with such an advantage compared to other routes as you are so much more knowledgeable about the working world and develop so much more as a person.
What are you planning to do this summer?
Work! I took a week off to go on holiday after my exams were over and will also be taking some time out later this summer to go away again, though I’m yet to decide where.
What are your career plans?
I’m hoping to move in to a more User Experience focussed role and build a career in that area, supported by the learning from my Tech Industry Gold accredited degree apprenticeship. I would also love to work and live abroad for some time so I’m hoping I can find some opportunities to do that too!
Who inspires you?
My parents and sister have always been my main role models.