Microsoft Apprentices

Delta in the community, BBC skills show at the NEC

Two of our latest 3 Software apprentices, Joe Barber (left) and Samuel Berry (right) were invited to be a part of the Microsoft stand at the skills show at the NEC in Birmingham, talking to young people about what it’s like to be a Software Developer/Tester using the BBC micro:bit stand (in association with Microsoft) with the hope to inspire them to see this route as a viable career path.

Joe Barber had the following comment:

“The skills show was a fantastic opportunity to help all the young generation decide on what they would like to do in the future. I frequently got asked “How do I start my career in Software Development” and I would reply with my experience of how I got into Software Development, I feel like this is where most people have difficulty starting a career.”

Delta play an active part in the Microsoft ambassador program where former apprentices showcase their careers in a bid to promote apprenticeships, we see this as a way for us to play a part in helping to solve the current shortage of skilled people that we have in the industry and is something we are extremely passionate about having now successfully recruited and converted 9 apprentices across the business (development and support team) in the last 5 years, which is a fantastic 100% apprentice to full time employee rate.