Published on May 27, 2022

There are loads of doors open to our students once they finish their courses, from the option to jump straight into a range of careers, further study at university, or even apprenticeships. 

We’re proud to share that Jake Kearney, one of North Hertfordshire College’s Business students, has been offered an apprenticeship with PWC at the end of this course! We sat down with Jake to find out more about his experience at NHC and what the PWC apprenticeship means to him – take a look in his interview below. 

We hear that you’ve got an apprenticeship at PWC lined up for when you finish your course – congratulations! Could you tell us all about it? 

“PWC is one of the ‘Big 4’ companies in the business sector, alongside Deloitte, KPMG, and EY. They ran a Virtual Insight Week last year, which is a programme where you can try out different areas of the business to learn more about what it’s like to work there. I liked the sound of the programme so decided to apply for it, and from there decided to apply for an apprenticeship. I got the call a few weeks ago offering me an apprenticeship! 

“I’m proud to have been offered this apprenticeship – they’re insanely competitive and difficult to get into!”   

Why did you decide to study Business at NHC? 

“Business was my strongest subject at school and it was the only thing I wanted to study. Going to college made more sense to me than doing two other subjects at A levels that I didn’t want to do… if I had gone to sixth form, I would have been picking things for the sake of picking three A levels, not because I wanted to learn about them. NHC allows me to focus on the one thing I wanted to do, and it’s a lot more practical here.” 

What have you enjoyed about studying at NHC? 

“I’ve enjoyed the course itself and what I’ve learnt on it. It’s covered all the subjects and topics that you need to work in the business sector, and the knowledge it has given me is way more in-depth than what I learnt in school. A lot of the things that I’ve learnt, including the general knowledge, has been really useful and I’ve applied it already. 

“I’ve learnt a lot of useful skills too, outside of the subject-specific knowledge, like tips for job interviews and stuff like that. It’s not just the grade that I will get from this course, but the knowledge that I will have for the rest of my life.” 


Congratulations again to Jake! If you’ve got what it takes to follow in Jake’s footsteps and make a splash in the business sector, why not join North Hertfordshire College for a Business course?