Bethany Pass - Level 6 Digital Technology Solutions
Bethany Pass, a 23 year old apprentice, works for Ideagen while completing the Level 6 Digital & Technology Solutions Professional degree apprenticeship. Bethany expresses that “an apprenticeship was the perfect way to get the best of both worlds” in terms of gaining experience and a highly regarded qualification. Feeling more confident than ever, Bethany continues to navigate the digital sector and develop professionally whilst on her apprenticeship.
Why did you choose to do an apprenticeship?
"When I finished my A-Levels I was unsure what I wanted to do as a career and so instead of going to university I decided to jump straight into full-time work. However, after a few years working, the pandemic gave me some time to stop and think about where I wanted to go next and I decided I really wanted to work in tech.
"I chose an apprenticeship as it opened a door for me into a sector where I didn’t have any prior experience or knowledge. I always wanted to further my education but could never see myself gong to university full-time, so an apprenticeship was the perfect way to get the best of both worlds. I can continue to develop professionally by working in a tech business while upskilling myself at university as part of the apprenticeship."
What advice would you give to someone considering a higher/degree apprenticeship?
"I would 100% recommend a higher/degree apprenticeship as it gives you the opportunity to gain a qualification in a subject you are passionate about while also getting real world experience working in industry. You can directly apply what you are learning and provide fresh ideas and viewpoints in your role. It is also a great way to enter a new sector or kick start your career as you are getting the training you need to be successful. You also get to learn so much from your workplace colleagues which you wouldn’t get studying at university full-time. If you are considering a degree apprenticeship, I would say go for it! And take hold of every opportunity you are offered!"