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National Apprenticeship Week 2024

Posted on February 2024

Two IT professionals with the National Apprenticeship Week logo
Venn Group prioritises the learning and development of our employees and encourages them to reach greater heights of success.

Over the past five years we have benefited greatly from the apprenticeship levy which combines on-the-job learning and classroom-based study. As part of the National Apprenticeship Week, we heard from two members of our IT team about their experiences of taking on an apprenticeship.


“I am currently undertaking a Cyber Security apprenticeship which includes the Security + CompTIA qualification.I would like to transfer into the Cyber Security field as it is becoming increasingly essential to the functions of businesses all over the world, especially the exponential growth of Artificial Intelligence.

My course covers a numbers of key areas, such as industry standards, risk management, data and network security, data backups, data retention techniques and more.

I would advise anyone considering an apprenticeship to do so, as it gives you not only hands-on experience but a certificate and the theory to back it up. Any chance to develop skills in your career should be considered highly, especially when it’s government funded.”

Gabriel Ebireri, IT Service Desk Analyst


“I’m studying for the CompTIA A+ Certification to gain the fundamentals of computer hardware and software. I’m hoping that this will help me to gain the experience I need to grow and move forward in my career within IT.

The biggest challenge so far has been juggling work, my course and personal life, but I would encourage anyone thinking of taking on an apprenticeship to go for it, as hard work pays off.”

Shatho Newman, IT Service Desk Analyst