October 29th 2014

Software Imaging

Software Imaging, a software company from Oxford are an ambitious company who are constantly looking at different ways to transform their business. Although they never considered recruiting an Apprentice initially, Software Imaging met with the 3aaa Oxford Academy and quickly realised that it was a great opportunity to recruit young people who are passionate about technology, who will receive excellent technical training and who bring new skills and innovation into their business.

Richard Munns – Quality Assurance Manager, Software Imaging

‘We have been very impressed with the whole Apprenticeship process so far. Our initial telephone call to 3aaa was extremely informative and as this was the first time Software Imaging were thinking of taking on an Apprentice, 3aaa went through step by step of what was required in a very professional manner. This was an excellent first impression for us knowing that if Software Imaging were going to move forward with the Apprenticeship process we should be speaking to 3aaa to help make things happen.

Our first face to face meeting again followed the same professional approach. 3aaa were able to answer all the questions we had as a company and if they did not have the information to hand, they said they would provide us the details via email, which followed very quickly after our meeting had finished. This again helped us to make the decision to go with 3aaa over other training providers.

All other face to face meetings, telephone conversations were very professional and informative, with all paperwork being completed very efficiently.

We are absolutely delighted with the calibre of the Apprentices we have taken on. The calibre of the applicants did vary with one or two we interviewed. Looking back, we maybe shouldn’t have interviewed these applicants due to their lack of technical experience, but it was all part of the process and we now know what we are looking for if we were to go through the process again.

During Josh & Thomas’s Apprenticeship we hope to set them on their way to being Junior Software Engineers. We don’t think they will be at that level by the end of the first year but we are sure they will almost be there. If all goes well, the opportunity could be there to continue supporting their development via the Level 4 Apprenticeship and work placement for an additional year.

All in all we are very impressed with 3aaa and their processes. As a company they are well-organized and very professional in all areas.’

Thomas is pictured below at the 3aaa Oxford Academy.