TFL runs London's transport systems. The apprenticeship is in general management, or as TfL puts it "The programme develops professional managers capable of managing complex projects and getting results at a strategic and/or operational level". Expect to become expert at dealing with harassing situations.
Management; Electronic Systems; Surveying
BA. (Hons); BSc. (Hons); BBA.
2 “A” levels (B or above) plus 5 GCSEs (C or above)
Online at www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/careers/apprenticeships/applicationprocess
5 days per week
A somewhat texty website but information is easy to find and they were quick to help us. Good effort from a complicated operation, offering 3 degrees. Our only crib is that they were unprepared to confirm whether there would be a permanent job offer at any point.
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.