It has now been nearly a year that I have been at hi-impact and in that time I have made a considerable amount of professional progress. I have also met so many like-minded people who all share the same drive to help our schools in any way we can.
I was able to complete all the work for my apprenticeship 4 months ahead of schedule due to the help and support I have received from everyone inside the business. The whole company has taught me more than I ever thought possible in the short space of time I have had here. It is only due to the overwhelming sense of family that I have been able to grow and develop my skills in order to complete my course and gain extra knowledge that has allowed me to adapt to my unique role here.
While being at hi-impact I have been able to do things that I would be unable to do anywhere else. For example, I have become a certified Test Administrator for Pearson VUE. This allows me to work in our in-house test centre to administer exams to candidates for certifications like Microsoft and Cisco. I have also been able to learn more about how iPads are used in great numbers and I am now able to provide advice to other technicians on the best practices of using them.
Working for hi-impact has also brought me many opportunities to do stuff outside of work. One example is that last week we competed as a team in the Dragon Boat Race 2017 in Liverpool. We managed to come 4th out of 14 against many other more experienced teams. We were able to pull this off because of how good we work together as a team.
Deciding to pursue an apprenticeship was the best career step I could have made and I would recommend it to anyone. In my view, I have got a lot more out of it than I could have got out of completing my A-levels. I can’t think of a business I would rather work for than hi-impact. The sense of family and team is incomparable to anywhere else.
- Created By Jamie Gray, Tech Apprentice