Joseph Silvester, former student, returned to college last week to speak to business and economics students about his exciting apprenticeship with accounting giant, Deloitte.
Joseph first became interested in becoming an apprentice with Deloitte after taking part in a Micro Tyco challenge in college which is run by the company. The challenge is designed to give entrepreneurial students a chance to stand out, develop and apply entrepreneurial skills, and raise their profile as a potential Deloitte future talent.
Starting with £1 seed capital and access to a Deloitte mentor, teams of students had four weeks to generate as much profit possible. Joseph stood out from the crowd, impressing the judges and now has a great job as an apprentice at the company which includes a sponsored degree.
Joe said: ‘For me the apprenticeship route made sense, particularly for the field I want to go into – accounting and finance – as I felt it was really important to get the practical on job training rather than just theory. I still get to complete my degree without any of the debt and whilst earning a wage.’
Thank you to Joe for visiting and giving some really useful advice to other aspiring apprentices.