How it started vs. How it's going...

As National Apprenticeship Week 2024 draws to a close, we decided to talk to some of our former apprentices, and asked them for their success stories. 

Today is Robbie's turn. He is now Technical Infrastructure Lead at SG World.

👇Here's his story 👇

Hi, I’m Robbie. I’m 26 now but my journey with SG World began when I was 17 years old.

I had always been interested in technology, but I did not know what I wanted to do with my life when I finished Sixth Form. I decided to give an IT apprenticeship a try with a local company, hoping to learn some skills and get some experience. I never imagined that eight and a half years later, I would be a senior member of the IT department, working under the Head of technology, Dan Tooth, who has been my mentor throughout these years.

During my apprenticeship I learned how to support the IT infrastructure of the company, which included hardware, software, networks, and security. I loved the diversity and challenge of the job, as well as the support and guidance I received from my colleagues and managers.

After I completed my level 3 and level 4 courses, I progressed to Junior Infrastructure engineer and then became a fully fledged Infrastructure Engineer. Last year I got promoted to Technical Infrastructure Lead

I would recommend going for an apprenticeship over College or University as, in my opinion, learning on the job is a lot more beneficial than learning in a classroom and being able to earn money and qualifications at the same time made much more sense to me. 

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