Bria and Lydia are our latest degree apprenticeship recruits, studying with the University of Portsmouth to earn a Level 6 Project Management Qualification. They are working within the Project Management team, assisting the day-to-day running of the department and working with our customers.
To find out what it’s really like to be an apprentice at Mysoft, we asked Bria and Lydia for their own thoughts:
Why did you choose to do an apprenticeship?
B: I wanted to be able to learn and start my career at the same time to boost my career progression. I am also a practical and visual learner, and I wanted to be able to apply my knowledge directly from the degree to real work situations.
L: I was looking specifically for a job that involved a certain level of training and development as I value the opportunity for further learning to increase my skills and confidence. Being able to apply the learning in-situ really aids my understanding of the theory.
How has the experience been so far as an apprentice at Mysoft?
B: Really good. I’ve had a great support system from the start which has enabled me to understand the ins and outs of project management. I’ve been able to gain an understanding of Mysoft activities, to the point where I can suggest improvements to processes. I’ve been given the responsibility of my own projects, and had support all the way through.
L: From day one, Mysoft have been very welcoming and supportive. I have been made to feel that my contribution is valued and appreciated.
What has been the best part of the apprenticeship so far?
B: Starting my first project.
L: Joining a new team and learning from their experience.
What has been the most challenging part of the apprenticeship so far?
B: Completing my first university written assignment.
L: Completing university group assignments virtually due to lockdown.
Do you have any advice for people who are considering an apprenticeship?
B: Look into how you learn best and what is right for you. The apprenticeship has been a great start to accelerating my career and gives you the opportunity to learn from industry professionals whilst gaining a qualification. The apprenticeship route is not the easiest route, as it’s a dedication of time and commitment, but the benefits of putting hard work in are absolutely worth it.
L: The apprenticeship will often include assignments and coursework so be prepared to dedicate extra time to ensure that these are produced to the very best of your ability. These will aid your development towards your final goal.
Find out more about apprenticeships with Mysoft here.