Spotlight On: Shalom Washington, Technical Apprentice
Updated: Mar 28
Continuing on with our monthly 'Spotlight On' story about a member of our team, this month it's the turn of Technical Apprentice, Shalom Washington.
What Apprenticeship Scheme are you currently doing at Venture 1?
I’m on an Infrastructure Technician Level 3 apprenticeship, working as a Support Desk and DevOps Technical Apprentice
What attracted you to working at Venture 1?
I was looking through the website, and was instantly hooked after seeing ‘We don't believe in technology for technology's sake - it has to deliver real business value’. That line resonated to me because it showed that Venture 1 aren’t looking to ‘rip off’ clients, but actually aim go the extra mile to bring the best service possible; who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?
What sort of things do you do day-to-day at Venture 1?
I start my day with the morning IT checks, where Ollie and I look over the internal systems to make sure we’re all up and running. Then I go through any support tickets and work on my tasks on the sprint board (with a game or two of pool in-between!).
What sort of things are you hoping to learn at Venture 1?
My main career goal is to become a cyber security analyst, and since Venture 1 both manage and help clients manage their internal systems, I’m hoping to gain a much deeper knowledge of networking and effective security controls – experience that I could only gain in a company like this.
What’s your favourite thing about working at Venture 1?
Definitely the atmosphere. Work here goes beyond just a suit and tie, and you can tell that everyone really enjoys what they do. Even though I don’t have the experience that everyone else does, I’m still treated like a capable member of the team, and that feels pretty sweet.