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Department stores and food stores, upmarket and (in its own way) employee owned. By reputation and in fact a lovely company to work for. This is an IT apprenticeship (as far as we can gather - the John Lewis website does not list it, but other websites say it exists) with Queen Mary's University of London as the training provider. All the usual caveats: what modules, what systems, what prospects of moving out of IT into the main business if that's what you want. Is this work at the cutting edge of Big Data, or is all that outsourced, and you'll just be helping make sure the takings add up and suppliers are paid on time? Sadly JL do not say.
Slightly shocked by the shoddy grammar on the website and the date 2016, we learnt that they only recruit internally so cannot include any details. Disappointingly, it seems they have unknowingly undersold themselves on this one.
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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.
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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.