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Luca Gets Advice From Global Food Brand Apprentice

Having a conversation with someone just a year or so ahead of you can really help you dig into career choices.

I fixed up for Luca to have an ‘informational interview’ with Tom who is a Supply Chain Management Degree Apprentice at Mondelez International.

Luca knows that ‘business’ is the direction he wants to go, but ‘business’ is a broad term and he’s not sure how to narrow it down.

Tom was in the exact same position 2 years ago and felt that the information he got from his school was pretty university focused. Degree Apprenticeships were pretty new and no-one really knew much about them....or knew anyone who was doing one.

Luca was able to ask Tom about his journey from A-Levels to Degree Apprenticeship and how he decided what roles to apply for.

Tom gave Luca some great advice - jump in and apply for a range of Business Degree Apprenticeships and then as the selection/interview process moves forward you’ll get a feeling for whether this feels like the right place to start your career. And remember, just because you get offered a role it doesn’t mean you have to accept it!

Other great advice from Tom included:

  • Develop your Excel’s used a lot!

  • Find opportunities to speak to groups of people...put yourself out there and develop your confidence.

Luca got lots from the chat and afterwards told me, “Before talking with Tom I wasn