Archie Doyle on life as an apprentice at Kemble based Hardware Group
PUBLISHED: 14:47 30 November 2015 | UPDATED: 17:18 30 November 2015
Archie Doyle recently started a new journey as an apprentice at Hardware in the Vendor Operations team. Archie Doyle said the nerves of a new and first job were massive, however, I'm working with a fantastic group of people where I have had the warmest of welcomes and settled straight in.
I have come straight from Cirencester College to Hardware Group having completed my Business A level. I have chosen to go down the route of an apprenticeship scheme as I believed this will allow me to gain vast experience, contacts and ultimately knowledge of a real life working business and its industry. This is something I don’t feel I would gain at university; already within a month of working at Hardware I feel my knowledge of the industry has improved tremendously and I add something to my department. I applied for this job as I believed it to be a brilliant opportunity for myself. An ever expanding company giving me chances to progress my career and simply project myself into a very interesting industry.
With Hardware I have already been exposed to great learning opportunities. Within the first two weeks I had passed my JNSA’s (Juniper Networks Sales Authorisation) and had already been taken out to various different locations and feeling like a valued member of the team. To anyone looking at an apprenticeship with the Hardware Group I would say jump at the chance, grab it with both hands and put everything you have to taking advantage of it. It really is a brilliant opportunity. Within the upcoming years my ambition is to take all opportunities I get through hardware and turn them into success. Every day is a new challenge and my goal is simply to take that challenge and keep going until I reach my limit.
IT Academy at Cirencester College
Hardware Group are now a member of the Board of Employers for the IT Academy at Cirencester college – Our role is to help ensure the IT Academy academic programme remains industry relevant to ensure students are gaining real industry skills. Hardware Group joins the likes of St James Place, Nationwide, University of the West of England and HSBC.
About Hardware Group
Hardware Group is a global multi-vendor leader in providing advanced IT solutions for Enterprise, Mid Market and Managed Service Providers, delivered through its Solutions, Services, Lifecycle, Cloud and e-commerce divisions and supported by a global logistics and operations network. Its team of expert and certified consultants partner with companies to identify, implement and support advanced IT infrastructures that align companies’ technological business requirements.
For more information, please visit http://group.hardware.com