Not everyone who’s expelled from school goes on to found their own company by the age of 22. Yet that’s not the only remarkable aspect of Josh’s story.
After catching up on his grades at a Pupil Referral Unit, he decided to study computing. “I was always the guy at home who fixed the router”.
Following a BTEC Level 2 distinction he studied for a Microsoft apprenticeship and was their runner up apprentice of the year. “It meant going to the House of Commons – and they actually knew who I was!”
His apprenticeship at eCourier eventually led to a job managing their technical department. In addition, he was appointed as a roving Microsoft Apprenticeship Ambassador. “I had speaking engagements in New York, Seattle and Brussels”.
More recently he founded wegym.co.uk. The idea is to help people get fit and stay motivated by buddying up with training partners. “That’s what’s exciting about technology – there are no boundaries”.
Josh - Career Pathway
Left school at 15
Went back to college and gained level one qualifications in English, Maths and IT. Studied Computing and achieved a BTEC Level 2 with a distinction
Studied for a Microsoft Apprenticeship (12 months) where he received an award as runner up Microsoft Apprentice of The Year
Worked at Ecourier while also taking on the role of roving Microsoft Apprenticeship Ambassador
CEO and Co-Founder at wegym.co.uk
Stats - Tech Start-up
Full Time Employed: 91,838
Part Time Employed: 15,535
Self Employed: 8,510
Total Employed: 115,883
IT operations technicians
IT operations technicians are responsible for the day-to-day running of IT systems and networks including the preparation of back-up systems, and for performing regular checks to ensure the smooth functioning of such systems.