Chris joined College in 2016 as a Level 1 music student, progressing through the levels before gaining his Level 3 qualification in July this year.
He says, “The transferable practical skills that I have learned on my music course have allowed me to progress into the role that I have undertaken this year.”
During his time with us, he took on a great number of responsibilities whilst making the most of his time at College.
In his first year, he became an ambassador of the College, Chris was able to develop his confidence by speaking to prospective students at Open Days.
As he developed within his role as an ambassador, Chris began expanding his knowledge and services by providing vital technical support, not only at Open Days but also throughout the year at events such as award ceremonies held by the College. In 2019 Chris received a student award himself, for the Ambassador of the Year due to his commitment to his role, proving himself to be a reliable and enthusiastic member of the team.
In his second year, Chris was elected as an Officer for the Students’ Union (SU). Joshua Turner, Student Experience Team Leader at Canterbury College said, “Chris excelled in the role of IT Officer in the SU and always went above and beyond to provide events and digital software support, allowing us to run as smoothly as possible. He has always used his love for technology to support both students and staff at the College.”
Chris’ commitment to his course and his responsibilities made him the perfect candidate for the apprenticeship role within the College IT department. Having volunteered within the department for several years, Chris was able to provide in-depth knowledge of the role and a specialism in dealing with Apple products.
He said, “Having this opportunity means that I get to work in an industry that I am passionate about and that I will have gained two qualifications during my time at College – my Level 3 Music Diploma and also an apprenticeship in a career that I want to progress in.”