Apprenticeship Stories

It is important to the University to take the opportunity to highlight the ongoing work that apprentices do, not during employment in their individual industries, but also in their studies and personal endeavours. 

As a first step in showcasing these efforts, we have collated a number of student profiles. We hope that these will not only celebrate the success of higher and degree level apprentices at the University of Suffolk, but also highlight how apprenticeships can contribute to students of all ages and backgrounds to progress in their careers.

And don't forget to check out some of the stories from key employers who are instrumental in the continued success and growth of apprenticeships.

Michael Jenkins was an apprentice on the Mental Health Nursing Degree Apprenticeship. His placement changed during his studies in order to align with his area of employment and professional practice, which required a period of adjustment and reflection. This change to his role and l...

Antony Herring joined the Digital and Technology Solutions Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship at the University of Suffolk in January 2018, and is employed with BT Group PLC.  Antony achieved the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Digital and Technology Solutions (Softw...

Lisa Leggett is a third-year student on the Software Engineering degree apprenticeship. Her employer and team at Tendring District Council, have been instrumental in developing systems which have played a big part in supporting local communities, vulnerable residents, volunteers and...

Daniel Michette is a first-year apprentice on the Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship. He has recently rotated to work within a new team as part of his role at BT. Daniel feels that this has encouraged him to be a more proactive employee and has supported him in developing an...

Joshua Owens joined the Digital and Technology Solutions Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship at the University of Suffolk in January 2018, and is employed with BT Group PLC.  Joshua achieved the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Digital and Technology Solutions (Softwa...

Lewis is in his second year of a Network Engineering degree, alongside full-time employment at BT. ...