The top of the heap for engineering consulting, which means running the engineering side of huge to merely big civil engineering projects. Lots of top-university graduate recruits, but likely to find that, as in almost all engineering, it's you that counts and not your degree. Apprenticeships in "civil engineering, building services, structural engineering, rail design, business and admin, project management, transport planning, accountancy, digital consulting, quantity surveying and environmental consulting" - but sadly they do not say which of these are to degree level.
BSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions
Manchester Metropolitan University
3 A-levels (C or above) + GSCE Maths (B or above), English Lang. (C or above)
4 days per week
1 day per week
Permanent job offer
Subject to completion and availability
Arup has won employer awards and is one of the UK's Top 60 employers of apprentices and has a jazzy website.
We are looking forward to learning more about their scheme once we can find someone to talk to. After many attempts, we found the information thanks to MMU who provide very clear and easily accessible information.
The aeroplane builder: top flight engineering with an emphasis on everything being done perfectly (for which we have often been thankful) and therefore on hands-on skills - graduate recruits get sent to the local FE college for a year before they are allowed near the factory floor. A good employer by all accounts.
We can't add to anything that you don't already know about the services Amazon provide!
Accenture is a top-line business consulting company; this apprenticeship is in their IT consulting division, and the embedded degree is a solidly technical one. You will very rapidly be part of building real IT applications; expect to be living out of a suitcase near whichever client you are working for. If you have ambitions to move into their mainstream consulting business, make sure that you understand what this takes: their recruitment into this area is very Oxbridgey, and we are not clear how an IT apprentice could come up-to-status.
"Design and consultancy for natural and built assets", they say: a top-end global construction company based in Holland but with strong UK roots. This is an apprenticeship that leads to becoming a Chartered Building Surveyor - the top professional qualification with MRICS after your name, and a core role in a business like Arcadis. Long term prospects: the UK CEO is a FRICS; say no more.
A British-grown world leader in microprocessor technology. A top-of-the-range opportunity, a technical degree in the core of a technical business, perfect for someone fascinated by microprocessor design. Arm and a leg stuff.