Promoted to Senior IT Technician, Imogen Freeborough began her career with Stamford College when she undertook an Advanced Level Apprenticeship in IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals after taking an interest in IT throughout her GCSE and A Level studies. After successfully completing the work-based training programme, Imogen secured an employed role as the College’s IT Technician before progressing to Senior IT Technician.

Imogen agreed that the nationally-recognised qualifications are perfect for gaining hands-on industry experience; “I would definitely recommend doing an apprenticeship, especially if you are a practical learner and don’t get on well sitting in lessons all day, every day”. Imogen continued, “It was very hands-on, but my colleagues were so helpful and supportive and always on-hand to point me in the right direction. Overall, my apprenticeship was a very rewarding experience”.