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The St Ninians High School pupil has a lifelong interest in computing and jumped at the chance to choose an IT Software Development Foundation Apprenticeship.

An opportunity to gain valuable workplace experience while working towards a recognised qualification at the same level as a Higher was really the perfect choice for the 17-year-old.

Giffnock-based Goudham said: “I was always planning to build a career in computer science and my Foundation Apprenticeship has reinforced that plan. I’m gaining real-life work experience while working towards a qualification with my Foundation Apprenticeship. The idea of this way of learning really appealed to me."

My Foundation Apprenticeship has been amazing and counts as a Higher, therefore I’m getting the best of both worlds. I’ve been applying for Graduate Apprenticeships. I’d love the chance to take my apprenticeship further, gaining a degree while also working

Goudham Suresh, IT Software Development Foundation Apprentice

Goudham believes his work at Scottish Enterprise can put him ahead of the pack when it comes to applying for jobs in the highly competitive IT field.

Having gained valuable experience while still attending school, he has also enjoyed his training at Glasgow Clyde College and is considering choosing a Graduate Apprenticeship as his next step on the career ladder.

Goudham said: “My Foundation Apprenticeship has been amazing and counts as a Higher, therefore I’m getting the best of both worlds. I’ve been applying for Graduate Apprenticeships. I’d love the chance to take my apprenticeship further, gaining a degree while also working.

“My work placement at Scottish Enterprise is really interesting. I’ve been able to manage team meetings and lead on projects within the IT Software area. I have lots of new skills on my CV which will make me more employable.”

Scottish Enterprise Training Specialist Claire Shanks knows Goudham has high career ambitions and believes he has brought a touch of flair during his work placement.

She said: “Goudham loves interacting with people who already do the jobs that he’d like to do. It’s great for him to be able to see these people in action. Foundation Apprentices bring a fresh pair of eyes. They offer innovation and energy around the business.”

Glasgow Kelvin College Employer Engagement Lead – Foundation Apprenticeships Laura Wilson said: “We’re delighted that Goudham is enjoying his Foundation Apprenticeship in IT Software. The Foundation Apprenticeship has afforded him the opportunity to build the foundations for his future career.”

More information

Visit apprenticeships.scot to find out more about Foundation Apprenticeships.

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