Defining aspirations – Josh White


IBM UK Apprentice Blog

I’m not going to rely on luck anymore, I need to define my career goals and aspirations.

Like myself, have you ever felt like you are just drifting through life without any real direction as to where you are going or where you want to be? It’s fine to do that for a while but now has come the point where it would not be wise to do that anymore. If I don’t know where I want to be in 5/10/20 years time how will I know how to get there?

I have been in IBM for just over 2 years now and have picked up some good skills and met some great people. I have 1 year left in Foundation and I need a plan.

2/3 years ago when I leapt into working life after my A Levels I thought that if I worked hard in whatever job/role I…

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Some have called me a leader, and a entrepreneur, they say I have integrity, presence and skills to ensure continuous improvement and success in whatever challenges I face. They also tell me that I am positive, resilient and motivating. I say, I'm just a normaI guy from Gateshead in the North of England, who started as an apprentice engineer. I have been in the right place at the right time and in the wrong place at the wrong time! I have successfully initiated and led complex organizations and situations to completion and success, and I have been in some jobs where success seemed untouchable. Mainly though, I have tried to learn everyday, help people to progress and learn the skills they need to be successful. I have had the privilege of working with some great people locally across the UK and more recently internationally in Asia, Europe and now USA, where I am lucky enough to work for www.3aaa.co.uk where I am head of 3aaa USA. This website is just me having an outlet to talk about all those thoughts, ideas and things I learn that pass through my head every day when I face the challenge of doing business. I will also rant on about how great apprenticeships are, and how you can help change peoples lives through them. After all thats how I got to do the great things that I have done, and also I am still an apprentice everyday! All I ask is that if you find it interesting then leave a comment and share what you read. THANK YOU.

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