Investing in apprentices continues to play a key role in growing our highly talented and diverse teams at Liberty IT. We partner with WorkPlus to offer Apprentice Software Engineer roles, and we will open applications again in early 2022.
We know that being an apprentice here is both a great experience and a great start to your career – but you don’t just need to take our word for it!
Craig joined us as an Apprentice in 2015 and is now a Senior Software Engineer. He says,
I worked hard, very hard, to ensure I passed the course and made a good impression in the workplace. I worked long nights and weekends on coursework, just like you would at University, but with the added benefit of being able to learn on the job. Being able to bounce questions off folks in my team was invaluable, and they were always so helpful. It helped me gain knowledge around the obvious things like principles of coding, databases, networks etc – but it also allowed me to gain better soft skills, improved my time management and my prioritisation of tasks – all vital skills in this job.
It’s hard, it really is challenging – especially if you don’t have a technical background – but it’s so worth it. It’s enabled me to have a career I never thought possible, because I didn’t go down the stereotypical path of University. I earned as I learned – and, importantly, I don’t have a student loan debt to pay back.
We also spoke to four of our current apprentices to find out more in their own words:
Gina says, ‘Working for Liberty IT as an apprentice has enabled me to become part of a unified workforce and work in a fun and supportive environment. Liberty IT considers me an asset to their team and I am proud to work for such an inclusive firm’.
Shane told us, ‘I’ve been at LIT for just a few months and it has been a challenging but brilliant experience so far. Starting a new role, in a new industry, is hard enough without doing so during a global pandemic, but the onboarding process has been seamless. I have learnt so much already in such a short space of time and everyone has been so supportive and welcoming – as an apprentice, you’re treated just like everyone else. I can’t wait for the next few years ahead at LIT’.
Natassia summed up that ‘It has been a great experience - everyone has been very friendly and welcoming and there is plenty of room for both technical and personal development’ and Aaron added to this, saying, ‘Since I joined as an apprentice at Liberty, I am constantly learning and feel that I have grown to become a valued member of my team’.
Birgitta Swanberg, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, says, ‘We are looking forward to welcoming more Apprentice Software Engineers to Liberty IT next year – if you apply and are successful, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your career in a fast-paced and fun environment, where you will be valued and challenged every day’.