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A great pharmaceutical company - the Zeneca part British-grown. This is an IT apprenticeship in Digital & Technology Solutions, so aimed at a generalist IT career. All the usual caveats: make sure that you will be working on up to date systems, and getting your degree from a good provider. If you have an interest in moving on to management or to pharmaceutical-related IT (e.g. drug discovery) make doubly sure such paths are open to you.
BSc. (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions
3 A-levels (BCC or above) plus GCSE Maths, English
Although offering a degree apprenticeship scheme, as yet we have been unable to acquire sufficient information to provide a full entry. We hope to learn enough to do so in the future but as the website is asking us to wait to apply for 2017 whilst telling us that the applications are closed, we are left confused
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.