The BBC offers a 'Business Management Higher Apprenticeship' which lasts two years and runs coterminously with a two-year BA degree in Business Management from Pearson College. You'd have to be insane to take this on due to the learning and experiences that others pack into five years being squashed into two. Then again, if you are after a career in media management ... No promise of a job at the end, so this feels more like BBC fulfilling a public duty than a real apprenticeship: make sure you talk to some graduates of the scheme and understand what jobs they all get afterwards.
BSc. (Hons) Business Management
Pearson Business School
3 A-levels or BTEC plus 5 GCSEs (C or above)
4 days per week
1 day per week
They may see themselves as the nation's mouthpiece but the only communication we could get was an auto-response message (3 times). Pearson College on the other hand, was friendly, spoke to us and pointed us to more 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.