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Atos start date: 2014
Scheme: Higher Level - Project Management
My job summed up:
Since joining Atos, I have been on two very different assignments. The first was an established account, where I was able to support the team in a number of key areas, such as helping to manage changes, and producing regular reports to inform project managers. It was great to start as it helped me gain some key experience. On the second assignment, I am applying and adapting the skills I learnt in my first year. My new role involves supporting the team in a number of fields, as well as helping new starters are able to work efficiently. This apprenticeship is a great path to a long career, learning on the job in a large and competitive company.
What impact do you feel you’ve had since joining?
I wasn’t sure how much impact I would make in such a large company, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Once fully settled in, I was given tasks that altered processes, and produced reports which helped the project managers pinpoint areas that needed attention. Although some tasks carry a lot of responsibility, I have never felt nervous as, if I need any support, there is always someone to offer advice.
I have also volunteered to help organise the end of programme conference for apprentices finishing their scheme this year, creating a fun and celebratory event for everyone.
What have you learned since starting you’re apprenticeship?
I feel I have developed a lot of valuable skills, my technical understanding has expanded rapidly and I am learning new things every week. When I began my apprenticeship I had GCSE knowledge of IT skills, since starting at Atos I have developed my understanding of tools and new project management methods. I have also gained a vast amount of personal skills, such as time management. Working for Atos has been a learning curve for me, I have excelled in my reviews, enjoying every minute of my apprenticeship so far and looking forward to an exciting career.
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