Meet our digital learning apprentice #NAW2017
Furness Colleges employ a number of apprentices ranging from finance to digital learning. They are dedicated to their roles and bring fresh-thinking and innovative ideas to our organisation. They often progress to senior roles within Furness College and are a valuable addition to the team. As part of National Apprenticeship Week we ask digital learning designer Josh Rogers about his apprenticeship.
Why did you choose to do an apprenticeship?
I chose to do an apprenticeship because I wanted to carry on with my education and learning whilst also getting the benefits of having a full-time job.
Why did you choose Furness College?
I chose to do an apprenticeship with Furness College because I was previously a student here studying on a level 3 computing course and knew that I wanted to go into a job where I can use the skills that I have learnt. Towards the end of my second year, I was given a web link by one of my tutors which was an application for the Digital Learning Designer Apprenticeship job. I wanted to do this apprenticeship to advance my design and computing skills and is something that I am very interested in. I also knew that I would be helping tutors around the college with my work as I would be creating resources for them to use in their classes, so it was like I was giving back to the tutors that have helped me.
What do you enjoy about your apprenticeship?
What I enjoy most about my apprenticeship is that I’m gaining a full qualification which is a level 3 Diploma in Digital Learning Design whilst also getting paid to do a full-time job. I also get to learn about different curriculum areas and subjects as I get to liaise with staff from every area of the college.
Why would you recommend an apprenticeship to others?
I would recommend an apprenticeship because it’s a great way to start to any career path as it gives you working experience, you get paid as you learn, you will gain a full qualification and some companies and business might even keep you on after you have finished your apprenticeship.
Photo of Josh Rogers courtesy of North West Evening Mail