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Glaxo Smith Kline, as was, a pharmaceutical major with strong UK roots. Their degree apprenticeship is in 'digital and technology' and, as with other such opportunities in the IT departments of non-IT businesses, it matters a lot for your future (which is likely to involve moving between similar departments in widely different companies) who provides the degree, what modules you study and what software you will be working with on the job. None of this is apparent from the GSK website.
BSc. (Hons) IT Management & Business
320 UCAS points inc. 1 Science A-level plus 5 GCSEs inc. Maths, English, Science
Online + Assessment
Spirits lifting, we found a lovely "degree apprenticeships" tab on their careers menu and from that we learnt most of the basic information you need. They also score for telling you that you can apply for 2018 in November but when it came to HR they were elusive and we don't have all the facts.
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.