So I’ve now been on the job for nine months! Which kind of scares me? It genuinely doesn’t feel like I’ve been here for so long! I guess time flies when you’re having fun right? It’s even been fourth months since my last blog post! As I sit and type this blog post, I’m flicking back the pages of my diary to keep up with what I’ve actually been doing in the past fourth months – so much has happened:
Radio Interview on Heart FM
I somehow managed to scoop a radio interview with the wonderful people Heart FM! The subject of the interview was all about careers and different paths into a career. Some spoke about further education – University and College, whilst others spoke about jobs. Five points if you can guess what I spoke about! Yes… I spoke about being a modern apprentice. I really enjoyed my little trip to the studios in Glasgow that day! I was made to feel very welcome by everyone there and even got a little tour of the studios! I even managed to get a picture on Ewan’s seat haha!
The Recruit: Finale
Last month I also attended the finale of this year’s ‘The Recruit’. The program, run by Renfrewshire Council, is a summer program for young people across Renfrewshire to participate in. With a range of tasks and challenges from local companies, the recruits gain skills in team working, leadership and business – and I hear it’s a lot of fun! At the end of the program, a large number of them are even offered jobs! I attended the finale this year as the representative for NSDesign and thoroughly enjoyed the night! We got to see what the Recruits had been up to this year – and even heard some success stories from previous winners! Big congratulations to all those who participated in this year’s program and I wish you the best of luck with your new careers!
SQL & Databases Course
This month I also attended a 2 week long course at QA Apprenticeships – one of four courses that I’ll be attending throughout my apprenticeship period. I attended the SQL & Databases Course up in Glasgow. The two weeks I spent up there were really interesting – learning to create, update and query databases through the use of the SQL language. Whilst I was there, it was great to meet some other apprentices from across Glasgow; some even travelled through from Edinburgh and stayed in Glasgow for the 2 weeks! I’ve just finished the course and have come back to the office this morning – and I’m genuinely glad to be back! Apparently they’ve been lost without me haha! However, I’ll only be sticking around for a week, then I’m off again to QA for my Java Fundamentals course! So I’ll be there for the next two weeks!
Finally… Working Digital!
Shortly after I finish my next course at QA Apprenticeships, Working Digital will be well underway! Working Digital, if you don’t already know, is a three day conference which will be held down in Kilmarnock! It’s free to attend and promises to be the best three days of your life! Seriously though – why not come along, be inspired and meet with other local businesses! You can’t argue with some networking and even a free buffet? If you fancy joining myself and the rest of the team, along with the 200+ people that have already signed up and have secured their tickets, visit the Working Digital website and grab your tickets today!
PS. If I didn’t already mention… they’re FREE!
So.. it’s safe to say that lots of things have been going on recently. My media stunts seems to have calmed down a little bit now – I am now available again for media requests haha! It’s over and out for now – hope to see you all at Working Digital! Oh and if you see me – come and say hello! Or if you’re feeling very much inspired from the talks, and are now really digitally minded – tweet me.