Charlton Tapley – Level 3 Software Development Technician apprentice at De Montfort University
“Doing an apprenticeship is the best choice I have made!”
Do you feel like your apprenticeship is helping you develop in your role?
“My knowledge is progressing – I am taking on bigger, more complex tasks and learning new things every day. During Off The Job training I am able to shadow others as they work and learn from them. I learn better in a hands-on environment, so it’s great to be able to go and watch as more experienced colleagues work and make changes while they explain what they are doing and why they are doing it.
I am starting to feel more confident in my ability as I’m progressing with the apprenticeship. I wouldn’t change it for the world.”
Has learning as part of an apprenticeship been the right path for you?
“I always questioned whether going for an apprenticeship instead of university would be right for me; however, I believe the apprenticeship has been the best choice for me personally. Being able to learn whilst working is brilliant – I am even buying my first house this year!
I’d like to say to the ATP and De Montfort University a big thank you – they have been brilliant. Everyone is caring, wanting to help ensure I am getting on okay. I feel so welcomed.
My trainer is great—the lessons are really interactive and the tasks are interesting. He goes the extra mile.”