Cars, and clearly at the forefront of autonomous vehicles development. No-one is going to care a fig that your degree says 'Warwickshire College' - It's JLR who stands behind the quality of your apprenticeship, and that makes it one of the best. Engineering is top dead centre of what JLR is about, so this should take you anywhere that your talent can.
BEng Applied Engineering
Warwickshire College Trident Centre; Engineering Employers Federation; North West Training Council
West Midlands; Wolverhampton; Liverpool
2 A- levels (C or above) to include Maths and a Physics/Chemistry/Technology/Engineering Subject or A- level Maths plus Level 3 Engineering (minimum 120 credit value – 720 GLH). Plus 5 GCSEs (C or above) to include Maths, English Language and either Natural Science or Engineering or Technology; alternatively Maths, English Language plus Level 3 Engineering (minimum 90 credit value – 540 GLH In addition, they offer a Finance and Accountancy Degree for which you need 280 UCAS points including 3 A- levels including a minimum B grade in Maths/Physics/ Economics/Business Studies/Accountancy plus 5 GCSEs including Maths and English Language
1st year - Learning and work 2nd year onwards – Work plus study on a block release basis
dependent on performance
Impressively, "Apprentices Jaguar Land Rover" was second on the list when we searched and once on the page we came straight across a prominent box with the next application date. It is miraculously easy to find your way through a website blissfully free of business speak and there is a an encouraging link to Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram if you want to learn more. More like this, please!
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.
Defence of the Realm. The armed forces take training seriously: you will find yourself taking courses with great regularity. A positive, enormously supportive environment which will push you as far as you can go, and build management skills into everything you learn. Start anywhere and end up with a degree. Forces life is a thing apart - quite strange if you have not encountered it among your relatives, but something that most of us can get used to (as our forebears did): instant obedience and initiative combined, and a very strong community.