In our previous post, Meet the MD, you had the opportunity to gain a little bit more insight into how Tad Web Solutions was founded and how it’s managed by Ian Elcoate. Apprenticeships have been and continue to be a key part of our business, so now lets take a few minutes to meet our current apprentice, James.

James has been an apprentice for Tad Web Solutions for little over nine months now. An aspiring web designer, he is involved in many of our ongoing projects, helping to create great looking websites and user interfaces for our clients. Here’s an opportunity to learn a little bit more about him.

As an apprentice, what is your job role?

My job role is Junior web designer, meaning I am tasked with planning, creating and coding the web pages that clients want as part of their website. As I am still learning I have recently been given the task of managing my own project. This means I have to meet with the clients and liaise with them regularly.

How have you found your apprenticeship so far?

My apprenticeship so far has been great – I have had all of the help I could need and more. Learning programming languages is fun and I enjoy doing it, it feels like a hobby that I have turned into a job opportunity. I have been part of the team for almost a year now and feel like I am settling in well as the guys here are great.

What’s your favourite thing about what you do?

I’d have to say it’s just coming in every day and being a part of it, if I wasn’t here I’d be in a classroom learning from a board where as in my apprenticeship I am learning on the job.

What’s your key to success?

Taking risks. You have to take the risks that you believe in and don’t allow other people to tell you otherwise, if I didn’t leave mainstream education I wouldn’t be enjoying what I do today.