Pearson College London Degree Apprentice, Christopher Achiampong was recently awarded the CMI Management Apprentice Advocate of the Year. Since starting his degree in September 2016 he has gone from strength to strength making the most of every opportunity to raise the profile of Degree Apprenticeships and helping to support those around him.
Christopher is currently in his second year of the Rotational Degree Apprenticeship programme at Pearson Business School. This innovative degree helps students to gain experience at 3 leading companies to help them gain as much experience and insight into the world of business as possible, ahead of graduation. Christopher is currently undertaking placements with IBM, Tesco and Unilever. He was also awarded the London Regional Apprentice of the Year 2017 in the National Apprenticeship Awards and was subsequently shortlisted for the National Apprentice of the Year 2018.Chris is also part of the government-led campaign, ‘Get In, Go Far’ which focuses on getting more people into apprenticeships.
Congratulations to Christopher for blazing an inspiring trail - we can’t wait to see what he gets up to next!
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We offer all full-time degree students guaranteed internships*, so they gain experience during their studies. Our degree apprentices also get to work within a company throughout their studies, so they gain valuable experience, learning on the job. We help our students to build their own professional networks; they’re taught by well-connected industry experts, and they get to make contacts at industry workshops led by some of the world’s most reputable organisations. We work with industry giants from Unilever, L’Oréal, and Sony Pictures, to WPP, Lloyds of London and IBM. Alongside their academic studies, it’s the experiences like these that help our students to develop the knowledge and skills they’ll need to succeed, as well as inspire them, so they have the drive and ambition to get ahead.
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Our alumni have gone on to work for brands such as Nestlé, Sainsbury’s, Microsoft, Dyson, Not on the High Street, the BBC, Snapchat, Wincanton and General Mills.
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