Posted: 27th of November 2013
Zishan has been with since August 2012 and is employed in Blenheim Chalcot Media. His job role in the marketing department involves creating digital media (web sites, images, video, Photoshop, Dreamweaver etc) for campaigns.
“I started the apprenticeship with Agilisys on the 13th of August. Prior to this I was in college studying BTEC Business studies. I left college in February to start an IT Apprenticeship at Zenos. The apprenticeship programme at Zenos promptly stopped due to funding issues. I kept on applying for apprenticeships and started another one in Liverpool Street with JustIT. I was there for about 4 months before I decided to leave as I had not been paid once while I was there. I then applied for the apprenticeship at Agilisys. I was thrilled when I found out I had been accepted into the course but also slightly apprehensive due to my bad experience with previous apprenticeships.”
Zishan has fitted in well with his work and training colleagues and has been making a valuable contribution in the training sessions he attends each week.
“When I started the actual course with Agilisys I felt very welcome and wanted. The first week was mainly an introduction to the course, but I also met my boss Jon who introduced me to the team I would be working with at BC Media. Again, I felt very welcome and I couldn’t wait to start working.
The trainers at the apprenticeship scheme are very good. Matt teaches us the more technical aspects of the course like HTML and CSS coding. Tim teaches us the marketing aspects. The reason why I think the trainers are outstanding is because both of them have experience in their selected fields and they never hesitate to answer any questions I have about the course or about the IT and Marketing industries. Further more, as both of my trainers have a vast amount of experience, we get up to date and relevant training with real life situations and examples used in class.”
We feel privileged to be able to give opportunities to young people with the kind of work ethic and motivation that Zishan has. They are an incredibly valuable asset to our businesses.
“Agilisys have given me an extremely valuable opportunity which I grabbed with both hands. There is a real sense that Agilisys started the apprenticeship scheme to help the youth gain valuable experience at a time when youth unemployment is everywhere and for this I cannot thank them enough”.