The apprenticeship levy - please share your thoughts
Three months after its introduction, the Tech Partnership is keen to understand how employers are currently using the apprenticeship levy. If you are an employer of digital or tech staff, please have your say. Deadline is 1st Sep.
Jamie's degree apprenticeship – "An amazing opportunity"
In this short film, Jamie explains why, as a degree apprentice, he feels he gets the best of both worlds - working at IBM as a Client Support Manager and studying at QMU London for a BSc degree in Digital & Technology Solutions.
My digital apprenticeship – "I’ve loved every minute"
In this short film, we asked digital apprentices to share the best thing about their apprenticeship so far. They all work in different jobs for different big-name companies, but they've all loved the experience and how transformative it has been.
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