Being National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) it’s time to celebrate our very own budding developer apprentice, Paul. We find apprentices brilliant for our business and we love how the apprenticeship is always successful for both the apprentice, our company and our clients. Apprentices grow their knowledge and practical experience, while we grow our company and customers gain extra support.
Paul’s time at work is a mixture of work-based FileMaker training, completion of study modules for college and on-the-job learning.
Director, James Ducker says: “Paul is a really quick learner so is already doing a great job supporting the rest of the team with the simpler software development tasks which is a big time-saver.”
We asked Paul a few Q&As:
How have you found being an apprentice?
A very enjoyable and beneficial experience, as I have been able to gain a large amount of knowledge across many IT subjects while also gaining the experience of working in the software development industry.
Has it been an easy process combining student life with work life?
It’s been relatively easy but you do need to keep on top of the workload.
What skills do you think you’ve gained in your apprenticeship?
How to use FileMaker in the development of business system and a large amount about computer networking.
Do you have any advice for someone thinking about doing an apprenticeship?
It’s a great way to gain lots of hands on experience.
What are your thoughts on the FileMaker Platform?
FileMaker is very useful piece of software for the creation of business systems as it combines both database software as well as interface design software. This makes it very good for creating business systems compared to other possible ways which would involve both a piece of database and interface design software. FileMaker is relatively easy to use but also allows for the construction of very complex systems.