Construction and Civil Engineering. A company with a high reputation and a real commitment to its apprentices. If "I helped build that" and the outdoors outweigh the cold, rain and working away from home, then this will be a pretty good start to your career.
Civil Engineering; Quantity Surveying; Construction Management; Building Services Engineering; Architectural Technology
Various UK universities
5 -6 years
2 A-levels (C or above) or Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship plus 5 GCSEs including Maths, English, Science
42 hours per week -work & training on site, courses off site
Permanent job offer
In 2014, they joined The 5% Club and are committed to the aim of ensuring that 5% of their UK workforce are apprentices, graduates or sponsored students on structured programmes within the next five years, so we felt confident about their offering. We found a friendly human being who responded quickly and efficiently. Emerging talent should find out the information they need easily
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.