Retail banking. "Our people are uniquely wonderful individuals who know just what's needed and when. Every single one of them is a maker of magic moments, helping us to build a world where Everyone's Better Off." If that style reaches you then this may be the commercial IT apprenticeship for you. One advantage of working for a new bank is no creaking legacy systems written in Cobol to run on an IBM mainframe. Much better description of what's on offer than most such apprenticeships.
BSc. (Hons) Digital & Technical Solutions
260 UCAS points plus GCSEs inc. Maths, English (C or above)
Online + telephone /video interview + assessment
Approx. 35 hours per week
Approx. 1 day per week
Permanent job offer
Not an encouraging website with a message on the careers page "Details: this job is no longer available" however, they advertise on UCAS and elsewhere and when we reached them gave us the details we were missing. As they say, "there are careers and there are Virgin Money careers", you just have to persevere to find them.
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.