• 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
  • My role consists of networking and speaking with people from different teams on a daily basis. This is in order to carry out projects for the business and / or fix things. I also do some admin work such as updating sheets with finances. Using project management tracking tools is also a big part of the job.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I have developed various new skills such as the ability to remain composed in difficult situations. It's an important skill to have considering things don't always go your way in project management. Another skill I have developed is communication as Visa is a large global organisation so being able to communicate effectively is important.


  • 3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
  • I love my program because it offers me the flexibility by going into different rotations and experiencing different sides and aspects of the business. The programme allows for variety which is appealing to me, I am also treated as a full time employee and I am able to study for a degree at the same time.


  • 4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
  • The program is organised really well. This is due to having many different levels of support. The skills coach speaks to me in regards to how things are going at work and on the program and can help to interlink the two. My employer helps me with any queries or issues I may have, and my rotation manager helps me to gain knowledge and skills at work.


  • 5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
  • I receive lots of support from my employer. You are able to easily schedule meetings with the employer in order to express any concerns/issues you may have. The employer also guides you through the process of making goals and helps you to think about making these goals more smart and achievable.


  • 6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
  • There is vast amounts of support available from the training provider. This can be through the skills coach, who helps you interlink work and studies. The tutor teaches the content and they are able to answer any questions you may have, and the academic team help with grammar or assessment help to achieve top grades.


  • 7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
  • I feel it helps a lot. This is because work allows for me to get practical skills and apply them into different areas of the business, but the qualification is allowing and helping me to understand the more theoretical aspects of the rotations I am doing which is further reinforcing my skills.


  • 8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)
  • There are lots of extra curricular activities. Visa has a fantastic culture, so they have a weekly football event where a group can play football after work. Volunteering months so that Visa can give back to the community, and social events frequently to allow for networking opportunities and meeting new people.


  • 9a. Would you recommend Visa to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 9b. Why?
  • Visa leaves a positive impact on the world by allowing people to pay and transfer money seamlessly, working at Visa allows you to contribute to that as the culture is really good. When you do good work, it is recognised and if you need support there is always someone there to help with this. It's a fantastic place to be!

  • 10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Visa?
  • Be yourself. This is something I think everyone should be but at Visa being yourself is really admirable. You are accepted for who you are regardless of race, religion background etc. Being inquisitive is also very good as there will be many things to learn about the business and it will allow for you to really excel at Visa.


Degree Apprenticeship

Information Technology


June 2022

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