Fascinating not-yet-so-large business, helping other businesses understand their customers. This is an IT apprenticeship in data analysis - should be a core role here, but worth asking about what comes after the apprenticeship as the ad (when it was up - there's scope for their applying their skills to understanding the needs of school pupils) said nothing about that. Degree is a BSc from Winchester - a good university for this sort of practical course.
BSc. (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions (Data Analytics)
University of Winchester
3 A-levels (BBB or above) inc. Maths
5 days per week
Permanent job offer
This is one of the smaller companies that is combining with the University of Winchester to offer these degrees. The website was friendly and full of the information about the company and the offering. They seem genuinely keen to take the initiative, unlike some of the larger businesses.
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.