Robson Grant is an apprentice at Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH) and is widening his skillset and boosting his career prospects through the digital and technology solutions professional degree apprenticeship with The Open University
The programme integrates academic and work-based learning and is delivered flexibly around the demands of the workplace. It helps to develop the skills and behaviours required to create confident and capable digital and technology professionals.
Robson explained why he chose to study for a degree apprenticeship with The Open University: “The reason I chose The Open University apprenticeship over a physical university is you can manage your life around it a lot easier. It’s very flexible.”
“I was part of the team to create a website for children with diabetes and having an input into creating these types of things makes me feel important because I’ve helped with the paediatricians in the hospital actually do their job. I’m learning a lot more than I did at college because doing the job itself helps you learn a lot more.”
Robson won the Apprentice of the Year award at the MKUH Staff Awards last year. This event celebrated and recognised staff achievements from right across the hospital.
Robson added: “In two and a half years when I finish my apprenticeship I will be in the perfect situation. I’ll be debt-free and I’ll have four years of dedicated software engineering to go on my CV.”
Visit www.open.ac.uk/business/apprenticeships to find out more about apprenticeship training at The Open University