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Digital Apprenticeship Case Study: Well Pharmacy - Daniel O'Neil

Posted by Richard Bond |   3rd July 2018

Digital Apprenticeship Case Study: Well Pharmacy - Daniel O'Neil

We caught up with Daniel to talk about his digital apprenticeship at Well Pharmacy. We discussed why he decided to do an apprenticeship, what he loves about his new role and what are some of the challenges he has faced.

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How do you feel about your apprenticeship so far?
So far I’ve absolutely loved my apprenticeship with Well Pharmacy – everyone is really nice so I knew I’d fit in straight away. Whenever I need any help, they are always there so that’s made it easier too. 

What does your typical job role involve?
My job role is very project-on, project-off. There are a lot of different pieces of work coming in left, right and centre and I get put onto them. My ‘business as usual’ is designing. If someone needs materials spicing up then that’s where I come in, and sometimes I’ll work on company projects on my own or with my line manager. It’s always busy!

How has your experience been with Intraining?
Intraining have been really supportive. I have 5 day blocks of training and then after that there will be an exam. Within those 5 days, I’m learning skills that I can easily go in [to work] and take into my normal job, so [Intraining] have been really helpful with that and even re-capping things I already know helps a lot.

What made you decide to do an apprenticeship?
I first decided to do an apprenticeship because it was the easy option for me. I didn’t know what I wanted to do, didn’t like the idea of university and you earn while you learn at the end of the day. I love what I do now.

What would you say has been the most challenging part of your apprenticeship?
I think the most challenging part has been the 9-5, 5 days a week and getting used to it. It’s been quite a weird transition [from school] but that faded really quickly and I really enjoy it, but at first that was definitely the most challenging part.

What do you like best about your job?
The best aspect is the on-the-job read-up. When I get in, there will be a job criteria for what to do on a certain project and my line manager will say ‘do what you do – I’m here for support but do what you do’, which I’ve never had before but I love it. That’s the way I work and it’s a lot easier to be able to solve problems by yourself but also know that people are there for support.

Why should people do an apprenticeship?
If you’re someone who wants a challenge, then an apprenticeship is the way forward because you’re able to get that progress update from Intraining (in my case), and from the Well Pharmacy side, I’m supported by all my colleagues.


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