Year 13 student, Leiden, has secured a sought-after degree apprenticeship with HT2 Labs following a successful school work experience placement with them.
Leiden said: “I believe the degree apprenticeship will be starting in September. I will rotate around different departments, such as front-end and back-end, to get a feel for which area is better suited to me. This will be a four-year apprenticeship. Meanwhile, I will be studying software engineering for my degree with The Open University.”
“I really enjoyed my work experience with HT2 Labs. I was there for two weeks, and after that experience, I knew I wanted to join them after my studies. Whilst I was there, they asked if I would be interested in an apprenticeship with them. They then invited me in for an interview, in which I was successful. It all moved very quickly from there!”
Leiden joined UTC Oxfordshire’s sixth form in year 12 to study A-level computer science and a BTEC in engineering, wanting to pursue his interest in these subjects.
“I have been home schooled my entire life but wanted to join UTC Oxfordshire after going along to one of their open events. I saw the facilities they had on offer and the option to study for a BTEC in engineering, and it really appealed to me.”
“After my degree apprenticeship – who knows what will happen! I am looking forward to moving around the different departments and may then decide to move into robotics and engineering after that, taking some of the coding skills I will have learnt with me…”
We wish Leiden the best of luck with his exams this summer and his degree apprenticeship.