my first 6 Months as an Apprentice.
The journey of an apprentice is a thrilling adventure filled with challenges, growth, and invaluable experiences. As I reflect upon my first six months at TC-IT, I can’t help but feel a sense of accomplishment and excitement for the road ahead.
Why I Chose to Be an Apprentice
Becoming an apprentice was a deliberate choice driven by my desire for hands-on experiences and the opportunity to learn directly from experts in the field. The fact that I could earn while learning made it even more enticing.
My initial impressions of my colleagues and mentors were inspiring. The team at TC-IT exemplified hard work, and despite our growing size, we managed to accomplish a high workload. I was genuinely impressed.
Achievements and Milestones
Reflecting on my first six months, I can’t help but feel a sense of achievement. Completing significant projects such as setting up a school with CCTV or setting up an entire ICT Suite with brand new computers. Even mastering seemingly small tasks like terminating a network cable and punching down procedures has boosted my confidence and skills.
In just six months, my apprenticeship at TC-IT has been a transformative experience. It has provided me with knowledge, skills, and mentorship that are truly priceless. I’m excited about the future and am deeply grateful for the support and opportunities I’ve received thus far. As my apprenticeship journey continues, I eagerly look forward to sharing more insights and lessons with all of you. I highly recommend an Apprenticeship.
The company we use is Vocate Training
The Learning Curve
One of the key skills I had to adapt to during my apprenticeship was the ability to think on my feet. At times, the answers didn’t come to me immediately, but I learned to take a step back, think about the problem for 5-10 minutes, often found a solution. This is a skill I am continually honing, I’m determined to get even better at. The support from my company has been unwavering. Whenever something seemed difficult, my colleagues were always there to explain.
Mentorship and Guidance
Being at TC-IT means being surrounded by experts that possess a wealth of knowledge and offer invaluable guidance. Their influence on my professional growth has been immeasurable. I find myself learning something new every single day. It’s an environment that fosters growth and encourages asking questions.
During my apprenticeship, I’ve had the privilege of being involved in numerous hands-on projects. One area where I’ve gained significant experience is in onboarding new clients. This has allowed me to become intimately familiar with networking, whether it’s hands-on network setup or configuring switches for various V-Lans.
Every day as an apprentice comes with its share of challenges. Initially, the biggest challenge for me was understanding our system and how things worked. Once I grasped the fundamentals, I became more self-reliant and confident in tackling tasks. These mini challenges are an integral part of the learning process, and each one has made me better equipped to handle the next.