Hear how our apprenticeship has helped James

James Tobias

Hear how our apprenticeship has helped James

James Tobias
Trainee Software Engineer, GoCo Group
We had a chat with James Tobias, a Trainee Software Engineer for GoCo Group, to discover how he’s finding his degree apprenticeship.
What does it mean to have the GoFurther Academy investing in you?

It means a lot to me. It’s incredibly reassuring to know that there are always people looking out for me. Whether I need assistance from them for my work or for my university course, I know I’ll always be able to get the help I need.

What would you say to someone who is thinking of applying to be on a GoFurther Academy programme?

Go for it! GoFurther really is a cut above the rest. Applying for my degree apprenticeship is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!

What sets GoCo Group apart from our competition?

I’d say the key thing is the genuine investment and care that they have for each and every member of staff. GoCo Group goes to great lengths to ensure everyone receives all the support they need.
What did the start of your GoCo Group journey look like?

I started in September 2019, which, due to the pandemic, has meant I’ve had quite an interesting year. From September 2019 to March 2020, I worked in the office during the week, except for when I had a study day (every Monday) and when I had to attend university (every Wednesday).

How have things changed since GoCo Group moved to working from home?

Remote working has been the new normal ever since March. GoCo has been very supportive and understanding. It’s helping people to adapt to the challenges of long-term remote working.

What do you love about working at GoCo? What keeps you here?

Above all else, I love the positive, helpful atmosphere. As an apprentice, it feels as though everyone genuinely wants me to succeed and will help in any way they can. I never feel alone working for GoCo; I know that no matter my question or need, help is always within arm’s reach.
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