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Student Spotlight: Confidence, skills and a promotion

The Wales Institute of Digital Information (WIDI) is an innovative partnership, formed in 2017, between NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) and aims to provide a pipeline of technical and information graduates with the right skills to meet the future digital needs of NHS Wales.


Ben Atkins saw the post for a Level 2 Apprenticeship with WIDI in December 2016 as advertised on Careers Wales. He was unemployed at the time having left school after GCSEs and was looking for a new and exciting opportunity. He started the initial apprenticeship as a level 2 with Swansea ITEC as a qualification in IT telecoms in Client Services at NWIS.