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Joseph BarnettJoseph Barnett is currently an IT Business Admin Apprentice at Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. Joseph is also completing a Level 2 NVQ in IT User. 

"I had started a course in Health & Social Care at college, but heard about apprenticeships and decided that was the way I wanted to go. I started looking for opportunities online, and came across an IT apprenticeship at Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. I’ve always liked IT, having studied it for one of my AS levels, and I wanted to get into the NHS. 

I started my apprenticeship in October 2016 and have been working with the Trust’s IT team based in Brockworth. I help with phone queries from colleagues across the county on the IT Service Desk. I've also helped out with a mobile phone roll out - this involved setting up the phones and visiting Trust sites to help colleagues use them. I have also helped one of my colleagues with some computer imaging for all of Trust compluters, which I then helped to deploy across the county. All this means that my days are quite varied. 

I’ve learnt a lot since I started, as there has been a lot of on the job training. I feel my interpersonal skills have really developed, as there is so much face-to-face communication. I’ve also learnt a lot about team work…it’s all been really invaluable. The apprenticeship is due to finish in August 2017, and afterwards I will look for other opportunities in the Trust or find a job outside of the organisation. I’m really enjoying my experiences so far, and am looking forward to the year ahead!" 

Find out more about Joseph in this video here. 




 8 March 2017