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Warwick apprentices interview our senior leaders

Ahead of National Apprentices Week 2024, a group of Warwick apprentices interviewed Rachel Sandby-Thomas (Registrar) and Raja Javaid (Chief Information and Transformation Officer, Information and Digital Group) about their career journeys.

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Reflecting on the event, Rachel said

"Lovely to witness the enthusiasm and passion of your apprentices and to see how the apprenticeships are helping them find their chosen path. A brilliant talent pathway.”

Raja added:

"Meeting the talented apprentices today was truly inspiring. It was a pleasure sharing insights and experiences with such a vibrant group. Here’s to the beginning of meaningful connections and a journey of growth for us all."


Anna Gilmour, Junior Paralegal

"Being able to speak to Rachel and Raja was incredibly inspirational as it reminds us that we are all human and that nothing is impossible. It’s not often you get to get the opportunity to ask senior members of staff about their career journey.

I have come away from the session with this quote (a mixture of Rachel and Raja’s tips): Don’t play it safe, don’t limit your beliefs, don’t be bored… be flexible, adaptable, passionate, and curious but most of all, say yes… to every opportunity and somehow you will make it work!"

Laura O'Callaghan, Administration Assistant in LMD

“The session was really insightful and the advice both Rachel and Raja gave to the Apprentices was invaluable.”

“It was interesting to hear about the varied pathways both Rachel and Raja have taken in their careers and how they overcame struggles along the way. Of particular interest to me, was to hear about their personal experiences and observations of making the transition to Higher Education from other sectors.”

Information Event

Join us at our online information event on at 11.00 - 11.45 on 6th March (no booking required) to hear more about how you might be able to use the apprenticeship levy to fund your development and read about next steps.

There are over 800 apprenticeships to choose from!

Read our case studies to hear more about how Warwick staff are using apprenticeships to develop their skills.