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Introducing Ryan Kay – National Apprentice Week

“I joined the course with no relevant IT background or experience but now I am working towards an NVQ level 3 in Information Technology and telecommunications.  I am also earning an outstanding wage and gaining a great professional reputation at 20 years old. I currently resolve remote desktop related IT incidents for a number of […]

Introducing Charlotte Desoer – National Apprentice Week

8 months ago, I had just finished my first year at college and joined CSC’s IT Apprenticeship.  Other than working part time in a restaurant, this was my first experience of work life and coming from an academic environment straight to a working environment was a big change and learning curve for me, but I […]

Introducing Nadir Sheikh – National Apprentice Week

“My time at CSC so far has been great; I have had the chance to learn a lot from my CSC mentors and team colleagues. At the start of the apprenticeship I was keen to get stuck into some really exciting technical work, but I had to await security clearance, which comes with the territory […]

Introducing Adil Selant – National Apprentice Week

“My time at CSC so far has been both interesting and exciting.  Everyone is friendly and the atmosphere is fantastic. I have learnt a great deal of information since joining CSC, from the company’s direction to how we provide services to our clients. I perform several day to day tasks which includes gathering daily backup […]

#NationalApprenticeWeek: Meet our team

In recognition of National Apprentice Week, we’re profiling several CSC apprentices. Meet Amy Slater below, and find links to other apprentice stories at bottom.   I started my apprenticeship in June 2015 where I started a 6 week bootcamp at 3AAA’s training academy in Manchester. Here I met everybody else who had started at the same time, […]

Introducing Ashley Kellett

In recognition of National Apprentice Week, we’re profiling several CSC apprentices. Meet Ashley Kellett, below, and find links to other apprentice stories at bottom. Before I started at CSC, I was working in a local shop while I was studying my Level 3 in IT. After a year so, I had obtained my Level 3 and I […]

3 D’s of Big Data

3 D’s of Big Data – effective Big Data strategy implementation – What a TV show, Sports Analytics and a best-selling book taught me The world of everything is now abuzz with Big Data. By now everybody is aware of the 3 V’s of Big Data – Velocity (speed of arrival of data), Variety (types […]

Situation normal, everything must change

The Leading Edge Forum’s very own Simon Wardley has presented numerous times around the subject, “Situation normal, everything must change”. At the core of the talk is the concept of situation awareness and the use of maps to help establish it. Situational awareness is used in this context to describe the need for businesses to […]

The Evolution of Retail

Just to set the scene, I’m what’s termed a ‘digital native’; born after the 1980s, the time of ‘networked digital technologies’. Technology was a part of my daily life and I grew up watching my father coding and eventually building eCommerce sites; positioning the retail basket button on the webpage. Its because of this I […]