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I joined the RAF in 2014 after studying politics at college and was excited to start training in intelligence, a role that sounded completely different from anything I’d seen before. After completing initial training at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire, I progressed to Chicksands in Bedfordshire to complete an operational air intelligence course; it was here I achieved my level 4 higher apprenticeship in intelligence operations. My first posting was to RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire where I looked at threats to

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Adam is completing the digital and technology solutions degree apprenticeship at Aston University   Adam explained: “I had initially planned to go to a Russell Group University for a master’s with a placement year in either civil engineering or computer science. However, I found out about degree apprenticeships during my penultimate year of school through an event that was held to inform students in my area about this potential route.” “Four of us started at Anglian Water to complete the

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Becca Goodwin, 22, found rotations within her department to be a particular highlight of her IT and digital solutions degree apprenticeship at AstraZeneca   How long have you worked at AstraZeneca and what do you enjoy about your role? I’ve worked at AstraZeneca for four years and have recently secured a permanent role. I am a customer engagement analyst in end user services of IT and absolutely love it. While rotating around various areas of IT throughout my scheme, I

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Mark Porter, 20, chose an IT and digital solutions degree apprenticeship at AstraZeneca over university   How long have you worked for AstraZeneca and what do you enjoy about your role? I’ve worked for AstraZeneca for two years. I enjoy software engineering and coding the most, but I’m also surprised to find that I enjoy interacting and engaging various stakeholders as well as learning about various business processes. Why did you choose to do an apprenticeship at AstraZeneca?  I’d planned

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Apprentice Stephanie Young, 21, provided live IT support for an AstraZeneca initiative that delivered virtual teaching to employees’ children during the Covid-19 pandemic   How long have you worked for AstraZeneca and what do you enjoy about your role?  I joined in September 2018 and my apprenticeship offers eight-month job rotations to allow exposure to different areas. I am currently working in end user services as a service improvement analyst. Why did you choose to do an apprenticeship at AstraZeneca?

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Megan Thomason, 23, on why the diversity at AstraZeneca diversity makes every role exciting   How long have you worked for AstraZeneca and what do you enjoy about your role?  I’ve been at the company for four years and just started my permanent role as a delivery coordinator within the ServiceNow team in end user services. I’m really enjoying my new role as I’m gaining valuable project management experience and learning about a platform used across AstraZeneca in several business areas. 

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Philip Hardwick, a digital and technology solutions degree apprentice at Capgemini, on doing his degree at Aston University while working as a software engineer Why did you decide to do a degree apprenticeship? I initially chose a degree apprenticeship because I wanted to start working and be able to support myself and most jobs didn’t pay enough or needed a degree. A degree apprenticeship has enabled me to get the necessary qualifications for my chosen career path whilst working at

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Joshua Clarke, 19, who also works in digital and technology solutions at AstraZeneca, offers his insight How long have you worked for AstraZeneca? What do you enjoy about your role? “I’ve worked at AstraZeneca for one year. I’m given the opportunity to rotate in different areas, which allows me to explore different roles and develop transferable skills and meet people.” Why did you choose to do an apprenticeship at AstraZeneca? “It gave me the opportunity to enhance my career options

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Isobelle Derrig, 23, specialises in digital and technology solutions at AstraZeneca How long have you worked for AstraZeneca? “I’ve been at AstraZeneca for five years, during which I’ve had multiple rotations. In my last rotation I secured a permanent role as a user experience researcher within commercial IT.” Why did you choose to do an apprenticeship? “An apprenticeship is a great opportunity for work experience and degree-level study at the same time. To help and provide patients their care through

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Ashleigh is on the Flying Start technology degree apprenticeship at PwC. She is finding work-university balance at the same time as the skills necessary to build a chatbot How is your time split between university and PwC? “As a technology degree apprentice, I’m a full-time student and attend the same lectures as other computer science students at the University of Birmingham. However, once the university year is complete, I then start a 10-week placement with PwC. Throughout the degree, I

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