Business:Banking. The leading UK commercial bank- i.e. the one that does the real banking - with a very strong reputation for looking after its employees. Somewhere that you can expect to make progress based on merit rather than qualifications and transfer between its various activities.
BSc (Hons) Leadership and Management
Online at above website
4.5 days per week
0.5 days per week
Yes, if apprenticeship successfully completed
Quick response when contacted but cagey about information on salaries, perhaps being bankers this is a somewhat sensitive subject for them. They also failed to give us any details of the entry requirements needed which is surely not a touchy area. Also, a slight niggle that they don't provide a contact email so how do you find out what qualifications you need before you waste time applying.
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.