Meet Sam, Apprentice Field Engineer

Every day is different but that’s one of my favourite things about my job, I love the freedom I get being out and about and the variation of jobs means no getting bored. I chose to join the Vodafone Apprentice Programme because as well as having a reputation as a great employer, it looked like a brilliant challenge. I knew that in technology things would always be moving forward, so I’d always have new things to learn and new challenges ahead. Day to day is usually pretty varied for me, whether I’m carrying out a customer installation, fixing a fault on a piece of equipment on the ground or up a mast. Every day is different but that’s one of my favourite things about my job, I love the freedom I get being out and about and the variation of jobs means no getting bored. Being a female in what is portrayed as a male environment is great! I like to be different but on the other hand I don’t see any reason why other girls would think twice about it. The support I have gotten off the teams and people I have met has been brilliant and I have never thought once I have been seen differently because of my gender. Throughout the apprenticeship so far I have had the opportunity to meet so many different people – something I really enjoy doing. As well as this I have had some great training opportunities. Working with my mentor, colleagues and through external training I have learnt such a great deal in a short period of time but learning and pushing forward is something I enjoy doing. My main struggle personally has been leaving my little boy – nobody wants to be away from their kids but I see it as something I am doing for him, and the future will be worth it!

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