An Apprenticeship is a way for young people and adult learners to earn while they learn. Hiring apprentices helps business grow their own talent in a very cost effective way. For more information about Apprenticeships in general, including business benefits and standard funding options, please see www.apprenticeships.org.uk/employers.
More and more employers are now offering apprenticeships in technology / digital roles, particularly at Level 3 (A-level equivalent) and Level 4+ (up to degree level). Apprentices can have customised training programmes to suit your business, and can often include popular industry certifications.
"At Capgemini we are increasing our intake of IT apprentices year on year. We ensure that our apprentices have the right skills to contribute to the business bottom-line as integral parts of project teams within three months of joining us. The career trajectory and prospects for our apprentices is entirely aligned to that of a graduate joiner to our business."
ANOUSKA RAMSAY HEAD OF TALENT, CAPGEMINI
There are apprenticeship programmes for many technology / digital roles, including :
IT help desk technician (level 3)
Software developer (level 3 and 4)
Database developer (level 3 and 4)
Cyber security specialist (level 4)
If you are interested in an apprenticeship for a different role, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Finding high quality training
It can be difficult and time consuming to identify high quality training programmes for apprentices. To make it easier for employers to offer apprenticeships with confidence, employers such as yourself is offered the opportunity collaborate with others through Workforce Development Advice to create and accredit high quality programmes as Tech Industry Gold.
With Workforce Development Advice designed training, you can be confident in both the quality of the training and in the focus on your apprentice becoming productive as quickly as possible.
"Employers like Visa Europe want to be confident that the apprenticeship we deliver is of an outstanding quality. Where a training provider's programme has been accredited as Tech Industry Gold, we can have that confidence. We at Visa Europe are likely to choose accredited programmes over non-accredited ones because we know they have been designed by employers for employers and the training delivery has been quality assured."
JAMES LAWRENCE, SENIOR TALENT MANAGER, VISA EUROPE
Below is a growing list of training providers offering apprenticeship programmes. If you are considering taking on an apprentice, please contact us - we can help you with everything from recruiting an apprentice, to customising a training programme for your specific needs, to accessing funding.