The Apprentice Season Finale, from an apprentice without minimal programming skills and knowledge to being offered full time employment after my apprenticeship. You guessed it, in the season finale I am going to be telling you the process of being accepted from an apprentice to being offered a full time role and the choices I had to make with if I wanted to continue education or start working full time.
In society, especially in England, university is the normal and if I’m honest with you, a vast amount of students in the UK go to university compared to not going. So far in this season I have been completely upfront and honest to my readers about my experience as a programming apprentice. This includes all the pros, cons, things I’ve enjoyed, not enjoyed and times I have messed up a little. Anyway, with all this in mind and university being the preferred choice I thought it was about time I did a post comparing the pros and cons of university.
towards the end of my apprenticeship I was nominated into a government scheme called National Apprenticeship Awards where I made it pretty far throughout the stages. If you work for IBM, you will come into this story shortly so keep reading. There are a couple of stages of the National Apprenticeship wards which is battling for the regional title, then all the winners from the regional go through to the national finals.
I feel like its about time I told you my duties as a programming apprentice. When I discuss my duties, keep in mind some of them was at the start and the others were towards the end (2 year apprenticeship.)
In the last episode I completely glorified all the benefits of being a programming apprentice, but don’t get me wrong! There are also many disadvantages of being the apprentice which others may or may not have experienced.
University this, University that! Blah Blah Blah. Growing up in London in your average school everything is very university focused. This is my diary entry on the advantage of a programming apprenticeship.
Insight to how i learnt how to program as a software developer apprentice with minimal guidance, just will power!
Episode 3 of Diary of a developer will be telling the story of my first few months as an apprentice software developer using c# within visual studio .net environment
Episode 2 where I will be discussing the interview process for an apprenticeship programming position in c Sharp
An insight to what it is like learning programming in a college in London, United Kingdom. Episode 1 of Season 1 of Developer Diaries, dvlpr.diaries