Kai brings plenty of relevant knowledge to the role. He studied computing at Bucks UTC for two years, before joining a BTEC Level 2 Media course at college. When there was no Level 3 Media option, Graphics was suggested as an alternative and Kai decided to give it a try. It turned out to be a great decision, something he had a natural flair for.
“At college, I enjoyed developing a concept into a final piece; there is a satisfaction in turning an idea into reality. The tutors also expressed that my concept development was strong. It was also good to work with others on my course who had similar interests but different skill sets; we all learnt from each other.”
Studying at college whilst also working a part-time job at Tesco taught Kai to get organised and balance the two demands. This will be useful as he now works and studies for the apprenticeship.
Apprenticeship: The Next Step
Initially, Kai had planned university as his next move. He had applied and received offers of a place. However, the more he researched the options, the more he felt that an apprenticeship was a better fit. For him, the opportunity to gain real-world experience was a more appealing way of developing skills than learning the theory in a classroom.
Then, he spotted the apprenticeship opportunity at Framework Digital: locally based and specialists in his field of interest. Having been used to working in a small team at college, he liked the fact that we are also a small team.
“The size of the company makes it less intimidating and I think it will give me the chance to be involved in projects from the initial brief to realisation. I’m looking forward to working with different clients and projects and understanding how to overcome the challenges as a team. I can grow with the company.”
Kai was a strong candidate in the interview and we believe he’ll be an asset to the Framework Digital team. His family are pleased that he’s gone out and found the next step in his career; a step that feels right to him and will apply the skills and knowledge he has been building at college.