Billy has been with Invotra since he joined in 2011 as one of our very first apprentices. He is now our Project Manager, leading a team of 5 and is about to undertake the Level 6 Chartered Management Institute Degree.
Ryan joined Invotra in October 2016, has recently completed his Level 4 apprenticeship, and is working in our QA team. He has really valued all the experience and knowledge the team at Invotra have shared with him and is excited about the future.
Chelsea joined Invotra initially to complete a 12 month apprenticeship course in Networking and IT Systems, planning to go to university when she finished. But the atmosphere and commitment to continuous learning at Invotra kept her here. Now, 5 years later, having headed our Test team she has progressed into the technical services team, and decided to undertake a new apprenticeship programme in Cyber Security.
Luke always knew an apprenticeship was the best option for him, with the idea of learning whilst working really appealing. He is really grateful to his colleagues at Invotra, intelligent and experienced people who have always been more than happy to help him reach his goals and gain knowledge.
Dimitrije joined Invotra as a ‘self-taught’ software developer feeling that tech had always come very naturally to him. Wanting a job where he could develop his industry experience, and progress more quickly than if he’d gone to university, an apprenticeship was the perfect career route for him.
Ross has been with Invotra since January 2015 and has worked in many areas of the company, including HR, testing and, having gained confidence in his knowledge of our product, moved to working as a service engineer. He feels he has found the role that fits him in the account management team, working alongside our technical account manager and values the time and experience his apprenticeship has given him to find where his strengths are best suited within Invotra.
Jamie joined Invotra as a software development apprentice in December 2013. He relished the opportunities working at Invotra offered and is now Invotra’s Key Accounts Manager. He is also looking forward to starting the Level 4, 5 & 6 Chartered Management course in May this year.
Jack had always wanted to get into software development having been fascinated by technology and keen to come up with ideas about how it could be improved. He wanted to get a job where his ideas could make a difference, and that’s one of the reasons why he joined Invotra. He had considered going to university, but questioned the cost of studying this way. Also, knowing Steve Jobs never graduated from university, and took a far more vocational path, Jack made the decision to take a more vocational route with an apprenticeship.
Lindsay joined Invotra towards the end of 2015, with diverse and extensive tech experience already on his CV. Having enrolled on the Level 6 Degree in Software Apprenticeship in May this year he has found the complexity of some of the modules is a great way for him to ‘keep his hand in the game’ in terms of enhancing his technical knowledge and skills.
Shona joined our Newcastle team as an apprentice in November 2017. She had been impressed by the obvious support for apprenticeships within the company, and how proud Invotra is of how they champion apprenticeships. She was convinced at her interview she would enjoy one to one support, and wouldn’t just be sat in a corner, she would be involved in real work from the beginning. That impression turned to reality and Shona, and her family, are now certain she made the right decision in chosing an apprenticeship.
Before Niall began his apprenticeship he had already undertaken part of a degree in Chemical Engineering. Becoming dissatisfied with his experience at university he decided to start an apprenticeship with Invotra, which has allowed him to study a new subject, one he is enjoying a lot more, without the drawback of paying yearly university fees.
Phil has really enjoyed the culture of the workplace at Invotra. While his apprenticeship is taken very seriously and his training needs supported, with a buddy in the company to go to who has already completed an apprenticeship, he has really enjoyed the social side to work life, which is laid back, sociable and really rewarding. He has found everyone really open and friendly, never judgemental and feels really encouraged to ask questions and have an input in discussions and developments.