National Apprenticeship Week 2022
Did you know that today marks the start of National Apprenticeship Week? At razorblue, we’re lucky to work alongside many colleagues who joined us as apprentices and are still with us today.
Apprentices at razorblue have the opportunity to gain skills, qualifications, valuable job experience and form friendships- all in a paid role with a guaranteed job for life at the end of their training period.
This week we’ll be shining light on our apprentices, current and qualified, and hearing more about their journey. Today we start with Kieran.
Tell us a bit about your career to date…
I joined razorblue with no prior industry experience outside of knowing that I “wanted to do something with computers” after leaving college.
Since then, I have been involved in several different departments in a variety of roles, which has allowed me to continue growing my knowledge and confidence.
I started as Client Support Engineer apprentice, before moving to a Team Leader and then Supervisor.
I have now been a member of the team for 6.5 years and have taken all of the previous experience into my new role as an Infrastructure Engineer in our Implementation team.
How did you apprenticeship set you up for your current role?
My apprenticeship at razorblue has allowed me to progress to a position that I would not have been able to with the experience and confidence I had when I first started.
I was able to gain experience on the job and continue to be supported and encouraged to progress in a fast-paced, exciting industry.
I think apprenticeships are a great opportunity for someone who has a general idea of what career path they want to take, but don’t know how to get there from their current position.
Congratulations on your new role- tell us more!
I really wanted to get back out into the field to meet our clients face-to-face and help deliver quality projects to improve existing systems, or implement new ones.
In my role, every day can be different. IT is a fast-paced environment which is changing all the time, as are our clients’ businesses, whether that be office moves or growth, so I am always busy!
Implementation gives you more exposure to systems that you would not typically utilise in a Service Desk environment. The role allows me to gain confidence in not just fixing problems, but learning how systems should be built and implemented in the first place to prevent any issues later down the line.
At razorblue, we are always taking on new people. We have plans to continue to bring more apprentices to the team in the coming months, with technical positions to add to our infrastructure and service desk teams. Keep an eye out on our careers page for more information!