National Apprenticeship Week 2019

Robert Berry March 07, 2019 Careers, Web, Technology

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This year’s National Apprenticeship Week theme is 'Blaze a Trail' and aims to challenge the outdated views many people still have about apprenticeships. In support, we’ve pulled together some useful advice from Saul Sheridan - one of our JBA apprentices to celebrate.

Saul Sheridan – Software Developer

I Joined JBA over a year ago, with aspirations of becoming a full-stack software developer. I joined at the end of my Level 3 at college to begin a four-year degree level apprenticeship in BSc Digital and Technology Solutions. I put aside half a day each week to complete coursework and at the end of my apprenticeship, I am considering continuing on to receive a Masters.

Working at JBA has provided me with challenging work daily – creating and maintaining real solutions is far more engaging and rewarding than mock projects for University. It’s a great feeling knowing that my code is being used hundreds of times a day, saving users countless hours of time or allowing them to do things which they previously couldn’t.

I am surrounded by friendly, knowledgeable people who are always willing to help me with new or difficult concepts. I came into the role with no real-world experience, but in my short time at JBA I have become competent in multiple programming languages and have been able to work with big-name clients such as Network Rail and the MET office.

Email our careers team to express an interest in undertaking an apprenticeship at JBA. You can also find out more about our latest job opportunities on our careers page.