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Feb 2023

NAW2023 – Lewis Maddison

Lewis joined Waterstons in 2017 as a Technology Consultant while working towards his Level 4 apprenticeship in Network Engineering.


Since then, Lewis became an integral part of our Internal IT team and has recently transitioned into the position of Junior Client Partner moving from Durham to London.


  • Why did you choose to study an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship meant I could be hands-on with cutting-edge technology; I could meet leaders of industry and work alongside subject matter experts.

  • What is the most important thing you’ve learned from your apprenticeship?

On top of the technical skills, I learned that it’s just as important to be personable, approachable, and enthusiastic. If you have fun at work, people want to work with you.

  • How has working at the same time as studying supported your learning?

I often found that I had learned something from my team, which would later come up in the syllabus, making studying easy.

  • How does Waterstons support employee learning in general?

Waterstons supports any direction of learning to progress the career you want. It doesn’t matter what stage you are at; everyone is treated equally, and the whole team is willing to help you.

  • What would you say to anyone looking at studying an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship can catapult your career; you can make contacts in the industry that will last a lifetime and gain invaluable experience.


To find out more about Lewis click here, or to take a look at the opportunities we have available, visit our careers page.