Who are you?

My name is Chris Achiampong, I am 21. I am from East London, Newham. Prior to my degree apprenticeship, I was signed for Arsenal FC as a junior academy player. However, I was involved in a career ending injury, and I was forced to reconsider my future plans. Although, it was a devastating time in my life, it was also a moment that helped to broaden my horizons and allowed me to gain a deep insight into the world of business.

What are you studying?

BA (Hons) Business Management Degree

Where are you working?

IBM

Why did you choose a Degree Apprenticeship?

I chose to do a degree apprenticeship because it provided the perfect combination between work and study. I am a firm believer in the power of education and the opportunities that it can provide you, but I am also passionate about work experience. So this programme was very suitable for me.