Quickly after I began the apprenticeship, I understood how privileged I was to be in that position. Really, a full six months, surrounded by amazing, people, each one smarter than me and willing to teach me stuff? At the time, it was exactly what I had been looking for. It still is.
One thing that still kept me up at night (a little bit, I tend to sleep like a rock):
There are still a lot of people out there, who would thrive in this program, and can’t access it.
And so, when Wolfram and Tobias told me that the plan was to open the apprenticeship program to the public and bring more people in, I was excited. Which is why, I am very proud to announce that today, the program opens its doors to more people: HolidayCheck Apprenticeship Program.
There are still a lot of unknowns. It’s a work in progress and the program is constantly changing and growing, just like the apprentices and mentors are. But I’ve deeply enjoyed the time I’ve spent so far, and I know that won’t change anytime soon. I don’t know if this is the ultimate way to learn things, but I do know it’s a damn good one and if more people made the leap to suggest it in companies, our whole community would be all the much greater, and happier for it.
I believe in what we’re doing, and I’m convinced that it’s the best decision I’ve taken in my entire career. I even sometimes worry if everything that comes afterwards will pale in comparison 😅. But let the Daniel of the future worry about such things.
Today’s a good day.