We asked some of our current apprentices around the business to share their experiences, and why they chose to join the scheme.
Technology & Change Services
Denis Mujagic works in the Service Delivery team as an IT Service Operations Apprentice. He’s working towards a Level 3 Infrastructure Engineering qualification.
“I provide support to internal and external users, by helping them be more productive when using technology in their respective job roles,” said Denis.
“I wanted to join the apprentice programme as it was a great first step into the world of IT and has allowed me to learn and get used to the intricacies of working in an office for a large company.”
Linus Mjornstedt joined last year as a Software & Development Test Apprentice. After researching the PPF, he found great reviews of the company.
“The main thing that motivated me to join the apprenticeship program was the opportunity to work with so many talented developers,” said Linus.
“Not only will I get a respected and recognised qualification, but I’m also learning so many useful and important coding practices that will serve me for the rest of my career.”
Scheme & Member Services
Grace Nebbett-Sales, trainee Resolutions Case Handler, joined the team back in 2020. She resolves member complaints before their concerns are raised with the Pension Protection Fund Ombudsman (PPFO).
“I started straight after I left school as I was keen to do an apprenticeship rather than go to college full time,” said Grace.
“I’m now working towards a Level 3 qualification in Workplace Pensions and well as studying to take the Retirement Provision certificate later in March.”
Amy Joy works in the Relationships team and is studying for a Business Administration apprenticeship. She has some great advice for anyone considering an apprenticeship.
“Due to COVID-19 I was made redundant and found it extremely difficult to find a job in the same sector. So, I decided to look for a new career,” she explained.
“My advice to anyone considering applying for an apprenticeship is do it! Take every opportunity offered to help make the most of the apprenticeship whether that be additional learning courses or taking on extra tasks within your role. Although it might seem daunting at first, keeping on top of the college paperwork by breaking it down and doing little and often make it very manageable.”
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