My internship at Natwest helped me to develop my skills

This award shows that I’ve worked hard and progressed throughout the year.

Who are you?

My name is Jamie Lamb and I’m a student at Cardiff and the Vale College. This year I came third in the AstraZeneca STEM Student of the Year Award 2016 in the Technology category. 

What influenced you during you time on the programme?

My internship at Natwest helped me to develop my skills. I also visited Barclays and Circle IT and got to go to companies I never thought I would see. 

What skills have you developed?

Interpersonal skills – I’m a programmer and this is a difficult skill to gain. I’ve also developed my confidence. 

My mentor played a significant role in helping me develop new skills.

How do you feel to have won the award?

It’s really important to me because it shows companies that I’ve worked hard and progressed throughout the programme. 

Without Career Ready I may not have had the chance to go to university and I would not have developed all the skills that I have and I wouldn’t have met all the people I have.