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Joel Onions Graduates in Digital Apprenticeship

Joel Onions, drpdigital’s Digital Apprentice, has recently graduated at St George's Hall in Bewdley, 6th October 2017, and now moves into a full-time position as Digital Assistant at drp. Joel has completed the one year ‘IT & Digital Age’ course through TDM Wyre Academy based in locally in Bewdley.

The ‘IT Professional Level 3’ apprenticeship consisted of three learning methods; classroom, coursework and first-hand experience where observation examinations took place at drpHQ.  After joining drp on 23rd November 2015, Joel has been integral to client projects, such as providing digital support at events like Nationwide’s ‘Our Big Event’ and EE’s 2017 Conference.

Joel is a fantastic member of the team. It has been highly valuable for Joel to learn the technical processes alongside being immersed into the team, and client projects, first hand

Joel commented, “It has changed me as a human in so many ways. I have a lot more confidence personally and in the workplace. My ability to work within a team, plus the trust I have in my colleagues has improved greatly. I’m looking forward to now developing my career at drp and beginning new digital based qualifications further down the line.”

Ben Wallace, Director of drpdigital, commented, “Joel is a fantastic member of the team. It has been highly valuable for Joel to learn the technical processes alongside being immersed into the team, and client projects, first hand. I’d like to congratulate Joel and I’m looking forward to seeing him progress in his career within drp. As a company, we are proud to be investing in young apprentices now and in the future.”

At drp, we believe apprenticeships provide an alternative route into work and they give young people from across the community the opportunity to join from school or university and mould their skills into a specific role from the start. 80% of drp’s apprentices have stayed on in employment after completing their schemes, and Joel will be continuing to progress in his career within the drpteam. Read about our newest Events Apprentice Sarah, who has joined us through the new government scheme here.