Matt Leary – product owner and fast track apprentice, Department for Education

Having decided that university wasn’t for him, Matt joined the Department for Education through the Fast Track Apprenticeship scheme as a project delivery apprentice.

Initially he worked across various projects being exposed to the disciplines of business analysis and user research, however, within five months of joining he was offered the role of agile delivery manager of the project looking at IdAMs across the department.

Now, as the product owner of the project Matt leads the project focusing on reducing the burden on school staff and providing great services for our users.

Matt’s first exposure to projects came in Guatemala, where he spent four months working on projects to create small scale, sustainable business opportunities for single mothers and at risk families. This experience gave him his first understanding of the benefits and opportunities that projects bring. 

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