Why did you choose to study a BTEC?
I decided to do BTEC in IT as it was focused on coursework which I thought would be better suited for me as I am a more practical learner. When I was doing my GSCEs I went to an open day at Queens University and spoke to a professor who did BTEC IT and he encouraged me to do BTEC IT. I thought most universities had a negative perception towards BTEC courses, but I was mistaken.
What was your favourite thing about the BTEC?
What are you doing now?
In my interview, Deloitte asked if I had any practical experience working with teams and programs programs, which because of my BTEC in IT, I did. I applied for many apprenticeships and got accepted to the majority of them, but I chose Deloitte as I could apply the skills I learnt in my BTEC there.
Would you recommend BTEC?
Yes, I would happily recommend anyone considering BTEC to give it a shot. For myself, I’m immensely proud of getting onto the Deloitte Brightstart Scheme. Deloitte is one of the big four so I was uncertain if I could achieve the grades necessary, but my BTEC really helped me get a place.