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 apprentice 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 those 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.

Alex graduated from the University of Suffolk with a degree in BSc Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineering) and is working for BT as a member of the DevOps teams, ensuring key systems are operational, updated and free from vulnerabilities. A typical working day includ...

As a junior BI Developer with Mediterranean Shipping Company, Bethany enjoys a varied role within the organisation. She graduated from the University of Suffolk with a BSc in Digital and Technology Solutions Professional: Software Engineering Pathway and is on the Tech Industry Go...

Jamie is a Graduate Network Analyst working at Arm Ltd after graduating from the University of Suffolk with a BSc (Hons) degree in Digital and Technology Solutions. Part of his role is to review monitoring systems for alerts and incidents as well as being heavily involved in the co...

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...

I’ve recently finished my 4-year Apprenticeship programme with BT, during which I completed a BSc (Hons) in Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineering) at the University of Suffolk. Since finishing, I have moved into a new role as a Test Professional within BT’s Corp...

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. ...

Ioana started the Master of Business Administration (MBA) apprenticeship with Suffolk Business School at the University of Suffolk in September 2019 when employed by Suffolk County Council in Adult and Community Services. By February 2020, Ioana had already been offered a secondment...