“Learning every day, and set up for a great job with a fantastic company” – life as a cyber apprentice at BT
Shyaan and Stephen are 5 months into their apprenticeships at BT, specialising in cyber security. The Tech Partnership caught up with them to find out about starting out in security, and how they came to choose an apprenticeship.
Digital Apprentices Webinar: A guide to finding, hiring and funding
As a Digital Leader, are you interested in hiring an apprentice but don’t quite know where to start? Join Tech Partnership's Head of Strategic Partnerships Julie Feest for a webinar on 7th March, and find out more.
Have your say: Institute for Apprenticeships Draft Operational Plan
The Department for Education is seeking views on the Institute for Apprenticeships: Draft Operational Plan. The Institute will launch in April 2017 as a new independent body to drive the quality of apprenticeship standards in England.
Taking your first steps on the career ladder can be hard but an apprenticeship can be a great kick-start to your digital career. With over 90% of apprentices staying in jobs after they've completed their training, apprenticeships are a great way to learn new, relevant skills while you earn a salary. Whether you're interested in networks, cyber security, software development or digital marketing, there is an apprenticeship out there to suit you.
Why should I consider an apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. As an apprentice you will:
- Earn while you learn - You'll earn a full time salary while you train
- Have no university debts - There are no tuition fees to pay and your salary means you have money to live on while you complete your training.
- Gain practical and relevant experience - While completing your apprenticeship you'll be doing valuable work and learning the real-life practical skills employers are looking for on CVs
- Earn a recognised qualification - The qualification you earn at the end of your apprenticeship will be recognised countrywide. This can range from NVQ Level 2 to NVQ Level 4 or even an honours degree.
Type of apprenticeships
Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels. Any type you choose will be available in a range of subjects.
- Intermediate apprenticeships are classed as Level 2 apprenticeships and are equivalent to 5 GCSE passes at grades A* to C
- Advanced apprenticeships are Level 3 and are equivalent to 2 A-levels
- Higher apprenticeships are Levels 4-7 and are equivalent to a foundation degree or above Level 4 apprenticeships contain degree level content
- Degree apprenticeships – these are levels 6-7 and are equivalent to a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
Step 1: Take a look at the apprenticeships in England, Scotland or Wales or see the live stream of vacancies below.
Step 2: Search the right apprenticeship for you and apply directly online
Step 3: If your application is successful, you'll be invited to an interview