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Electricity for a large party of the UK (and France). A 'commercial apprenticeship', pitched straight into the maelstrom of building new power generation - like looks 'une très jolie bonne opportunitè'. Working on Hinckley Point C - so you'll get a glowing reference at the end.
3 A-levels (C or above)
Their bizarre company homepage features 2 dog-based selfies and when you reach "Work for us" with a sensible after A levels link all you find is "Applications Closed" written not once but twice. We were comprehensively stone-walled by the response from HR "We do offer degree apprenticeships but are unable to participate in the questionnaire or survey". What on earth are they hiding?
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.