I HAVE been in my apprenticeship with Cosmic for seven months now, and I have loved every minute of it, writes Jamie Dabrowiecki, 19.
I feel not enough young people know the benefits of doing an apprenticeship, so hopefully in this short piece I will inspire some of you to take the fantastic opportunity you have available.
Apprenticeships are a brilliant route to go after leaving school at age 16–18. You get a solid work placement as well as learning while you do it – you get paid to learn!
With my placement, I am working in an IT business. IT and technology has always been a passion of mine alongside journalism, and I get to use these attributes in the workplace effectively as well as learning new skills along the way such as web design and offering training to customers.
After a short time at Cosmic I was given the duty of leading a stand at an apprenticeships event at Sandy Park in March, when young people came to learn more about the opportunities and benefits of being an apprentice. I spoke to hundreds of young people about my placement and inspired more than 20 people to register their interest in doing an apprenticeship at Cosmic.
Cosmic are currently looking to recruit six digital IT apprentices to join our dynamic team, based in Honiton.
This is a unique opportunity and we feel we are offering a different kind of apprenticeship. Not only will you gain a Level 2 apprenticeship, you will also get a chance to work with a highly skilled team of experts in numerous areas of IT, such as training, social networking, web design, e-marketing and technical support and on top of that we will be working with high profile partners who have offered a chance for the apprentices to gain work experience with them as well.
Find out more via www.apprenticeships.org.uk and search vacancies quoting reference number VAC 000290583.