The UK member of a very large international network of accounting and consulting firms. Not quite the same bragging rights as being employed by the top 4, but very well respected. Imperial vs Oxbridge. Like most of the big accountants, your eventual qualification will not be a degree but ACA - entitled to call yourself a Chartered Accountant. This is a step up from a degree in accounting in all circumstances, and equal to a Russell Group degree in any business interview, though it may be looked down on in academia.
Association Chartered Accountants
Online + Assessment
5 days per week
During working hours
Yes from start
The Home page features an archery target (presumably a subliminal message) but no arrows for you to aim at it. Intelligent "In a hurry" button with "Apply now" and "Our programmes" tabs. Altogether a fairly efficient if not entirely jargon free website, no mention of qualifications needed and the mention of a "unique" training location left us wondering.
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.