My Career Ready internship at Centrica was such a huge influence on me

I’ve developed a much more detailed idea of what to expect in the workplace.

Who are you?

My name is Owen Fraser and I’m a student at Porlethen Academy in Aberdeen. I recently won the Judges Special Recognition Award in AstraZeneca STEM Award 2016. 

What were you plans before you started the programme?

I knew I wanted to work in IT and I wanted to go to university, but the only work experience I had was limited. My Career Ready internship at Centrica was such a huge influence on me – I found it hard to adjust back to my school routine afterwards!

What have you taken from your time on the programme?

I’ve developed a much more detailed idea of what to expect in the workplace. Without Career Ready I would have been less confident about working in IT. 

Winning this award is something I never would have expected when I started the programme.