What is an apprenticeship?
A real job with hands-on experience and a salary – alongside industry standard training and a qualification. An apprenticeship is for people of all ages 16+, to help kick-start a career in a job that suits their skills and interests, to facilitate a career change or for people who would like to progress in their current role. Apprenticeships are available in a wide variety of sectors and roles and at different levels.
Here are some of the apprenticeship opportunities offered by our forces friendly employers:
Amazon is looking for curious, enthusiastic and motivated Service Leavers, Veterans and Military Spouses and their families to join the Amazon Apprenticeship programs. Amazon apprenticeship schemes are aimed at people who have a passion for learning and want to start a career now – or possibly retrain in a new direction. The possibilities are endless with opportunities across the business whether it’s in operations, information technology, engineering, software development, fashion or marketing, we put you in prime position to train and gain new skills.
Our apprenticeships allow you to Learn As You Earn, giving you a career with the added benefit of a qualification. A qualification and a career at the same time? That’s a bit like having your cake and eating it, right? But it really doesn’t have to be one or the other. Learning and earning within an apprenticeship means you get both – a qualification and a career.
Visit the Amazon site to find out more.
We’re the technical and business expertise behind some of the most influential businesses in the world. We employ 110,000 Business Technologists in 73 countries, each with a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing our clients. Right now, we’re looking for talented apprentices in a wide range of areas to help us to make that happen. Whether you’re finishing your studies at school or college, or you’ve already left and are looking for your next opportunity, our apprenticeships are the perfect place to start your journey to a long-term career. We have apprentice opportunities nationwide and offer various schemes depending on your interests, such as, Cyber Security, Software Development, Digital Marketing and Finance, to name a few.
To find out more follow the links to the Atos Apprentice Page, Training Page and Application Process.
Are you intrigued by technology? If so we have lots of Apprentice & Graduate opportunities in our Tech teams here at Apprentices or Technology Graduates.
Don't worry if you haven't studied or worked in IT before; you don't need to. What's important to us is that you are curious, excited about the possibilities of technology and passionate about learning. Our Apprentice roles offer the opportunity to get real work experience and gain professional qualifications whilst still earning a salary. Or, if you’ve already been to University there’s lots of developmental opportunities and professional training tailored to you and your role. However you join us, you’ll have a supportive team around you who'll be there to help you develop every step of the way. Expect a workplace centred around people, where you're empowered to be yourself and where your well-being is a priority.
Bethell Civils & Utilities
At Bethell we are always on the look out for new talent and our apprentice programmes are custom built each year to “grow our own” talent for the future. There’s plenty of knowledge that you’ll learn on the job (that you could never learn from a book) and our experts are keen to share their knowledge with you. These schemes are specifically designed to give you all the experience and training you need to achieve your key end roles and you will be guided by a mentor, an assessor and your line manager.
If you share our passion for the future and you want to get started on your career immediately, you could be part of our multi-talented line-up.
Visit the Bethell website to find out more.
Capgemini is a global leader in consulting, digital transformation, technology and engineering services. The Group is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms.
The best way to secure an Apprenticeship with Capgemini is to complete our Register an Interest form this means that if and when there is something suitable for a you we will reach out. Register an interest here.
Centrica is an international energy and services company focused on satisfying the changing needs of our customers. Our business is founded on a 200-year heritage of serving people. We supply energy and services to over 25 million customer accounts mainly in the UK, Ireland and North America through strong brands such as British Gas, supported by around 15,000 engineers and technicians. Technology is increasingly important in delivering energy and services to our customers. We aim to be a trusted corporate citizen and an employer of choice.
Wherever your skills and interests lie, and whatever type of career you’ve set your sights on, we’ve got a scheme for you. Don’t be put off by degree disciplines; from linguists to scientists, we welcome grads from all subjects. Our summer placements provide hands-on experience in a fast-paced, diverse organisation, and we also have a reputation for delivering quality apprenticeships, traditionally in engineering and now expanded across a number of disciplines.
Explore the latest Centrica / British Gas apprenticeship and placement opportunities here or look at our current opportunities by searching "Centrica" in the FFJ Employer Directory.
At CNet we have our Network Cable Installer (NCI®) Apprenticeship program, it is the first government funded network infrastructure apprenticeship across England and Wales and a great entry into the Network Infrastructure industry. Visit the CNet website to find out more.
Apprenticeships within the Council are seen and valued as high-quality pathways to successful careers, providing opportunities for new and existing employees to develop. Visit the Cornwall Council website to find out more.
If you’re passionate about tackling climate change, join one of our exciting apprenticeship programmes and you’ll develop the skills you need to build a rewarding career.
Whether you’re interested in Engineering, IT, or Business, you’ll be involved in projects that make a real impact to our business as well as contributing towards EDF’s goal to help Britain achieve Net Zero.
In addition to hands-on experience and qualifications, you’ll be part of a community, receiving support from our managers and training teams, and building relationships for life.
We’re proud to offer a flexible benefits package that supports your wellbeing, financial security and allows you to enjoy your time away from work.
Learn more about Apprenticeship opportunities at EDF and access valuable advice on applications that will help you succeed in your journey.
Our schemes will open in January 2024. In the meantime, find out about all of our early careers and training opportunities.
Essex County Council
At Essex County Council, we look after a large, diverse, complex region of the country. But our approach to creating a place where individuals, families and communities can thrive and prosper is simple. We recruit creative, ambitious, talented people, and free them up to think – and deliver – big.
Alongside all the permanent and temporary roles you’d expect, we have a range of opportunities for you to work with us. We call these entry pathways and these include apprenticeships. Find out more about our dedicated Entry to Work team and the amazing entry pathways here and search our latest opportunities.
We’re passionate about better lives for the people of Essex. And for us, that means employing a diverse workforce, drawing on the different values and experiences that not only reflect the communities that we serve, but make us a better performing organisation. Whether you are just starting to think about your career options, searching for your first job, want to gain professional qualifications, looking for a change of career or to return to work following a break, our entry-to-work routes aim to support everyone.
However you join us, we’ll tailor to the process, ensuring we support you in a way that works for you. And it doesn’t stop there…once you become part of the team, we’ll work hard to ensure the right opportunities are available so you develop and grow, and take ownership of your future with us.
Finning Apprenticeships - Engineers For The Future
If you are looking for a career in engineering with a forward looking, dynamic and professional organisation then look no further than Finning UK & Ireland, the world's largest Caterpillar dealer - servicing Cat equipment and engines.
We are looking for flexible, enthusiastic people with a passion for engineering to come and join us for the long term. We will develop your existing skills through our award-winning Apprenticeship programme. On successful completion you will become a Caterpillar® Qualified Engineer, with nationally recognised qualifications, leading to a long and rewarding career in our workshops and Field Service teams.
Visit the Finning website to find out more.
Shape your world as a Fujitsu Apprentice.
Our apprenticeship programme is a blend of different learning mechanisms. You will earn whilst you learn, undertaking a nationally recognised professional qualification as well as gaining job specific skills by working alongside colleagues to achieve together. In addition to this, we provide you with a 24-month modular programme to aid your personal development over the course of your apprenticeship. We have three levels of apprenticeships available in a wide variety of different and exciting roles.
Visit the Fujitsu website to find out more.
At Ground Control, Essex we now offer apprenticeships in Horticultural or Landscape Operative level 2. Watch our video to find out more.
Visit the Ground Control website to find out more.
Whether you are a school leaver or student just starting out or have many years of experience and are looking to move in a new direction professionally, our apprenticeships offer a wide range of opportunities across Kier and with our supply chain partners. Kier provides access to a range of exciting careers in the built environment. We are always looking for bright, talented individuals to join our business and become part of the team that create the spaces and places that generate opportunity and prosperity.
Visit the Kier website to find out more.
Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust offer Apprentice Health Care Support Worker (HSW) posts in our Mental Health and Learning Disability services. We are the leading provider of specialist mental health and learning disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist services across York, the Yorkshire and Humber region, and some highly specialised national services. By choosing an apprenticeship with us, you will gain a diploma qualification in Adult Social Care and a wealth of experience and hands-on knowledge. Start your career in the NHS with an apprenticeship, which provides a route into a wide variety of careers. You are able to gain work experience and achieve a nationally recognised qualification that will set you up for a rewarding future working in the NHS.
The L2 Apprenticeship in Adult Social Care is an 18-month programme. You will be working in mental health or learning disability services. Here you will complete a Level 2 Diploma in Adult Social Care and certificates in Maths and English if required. You need to be 18 or over with a right to work in the UK.
Once employed at Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, you become available to lots more internal apprenticeship opportunities to help support your continued professional development.
Please visit NHS Jobs for all apprenticeship job opportunities at our Trust as well as job postings on this site. If you have any questions about apprenticeships, please email email@example.com
The Lockheed Martin UK Apprentice programme helps attract and secure the workforce of tomorrow and is an important element of ensuring specialised skills and innovative capabilities are retained for the future. Employees from a number of Lockheed Martin business areas provide guidance, technical knowledge and ongoing support for apprentices while they transition into the workplace. An apprentice at Lockheed Martin UK will get hands-on experience at an innovative company that is driven by a sense of purpose and a passion for innovation to shape the future and solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. Working as part of a dynamic team, the focus is on providing smart solutions whilst creatively solving problems for our customers. Find out more at the Lockheed Martin website.
The Microsoft Apprenticeship Programme - Come as you are. Do what you love. Create the future you want. Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We believe that by working with people who share our global vision, motivation and passion for technology and innovation—we can have the biggest impact on the world. As an apprentice at Microsoft you will be part of our mission. To support you we offer full training to grow your skills and, of course, a competitive salary.
We have a variety of roles and apprenticeship programmes across most areas of the business including Sales, Technical, Business Operations and more. So what ever your passion, no matter what you’re good at we have a role here for you. Find out more and apply.
Who are we?
We’re a management, engineering and development consultancy which works on projects across the world. By challenging norms, we like to solve humanity’s most difficult problems. We’re committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of our staff as well as the environment, and communities in which we operate.
We understand that each person’s career goals vary, therefore we tailor make each individual’s development programme to suit them. With our vast library of e-learning courses available to you, you can choose which direction you want your career to go in. To explore learning and development follow the link below:
Learning and Development
Oxfordshire County Council
Here at Oxfordshire County Council we regularly employee apprentices at all levels the link to our apprenticeship page on our website is below. The website enables people to register interest in certain roles, provides further information on the types of roles and allows candidates to apply for current vacancies. Visit the council website to find out more.
Here at Sottish Water we are looking for people who are self-motivated, team players who enjoy being outdoors. You should be practical, well organised and a good problem solver with a positive attitude and the ability to work on your own initiative. You’ll have five National 4 or 5 Qualifications (or equivalent) and a full UK driving licence (or currently be working to achieve this) as you’ll typically be working across a number of our sites.
This is your chance to learn as you earn, working with industry-leading teams across Scotland to help deliver services that are essential to the daily lives of the people of Scotland. Find out more on the Scottish Water website.
Skanska are proud to launch our 2023 apprenticeship vacancies. Where can you make a difference?
Visit the Skanska careers site to find out more.
Skills Development Scotland
We offer a range of services – in person, online and over the phone – to help individuals transition to civilian life and to help families find the career they want. To find out about apprenticeship opportunities in Scotland visit our site.
Spire Healthcare are excited to launch our Nurse Degree Apprenticeship programme in partnership with the University of Sunderland. Our Registered Nursing Degree Apprenticeship programme offers the chance to gain practical work experience and build your clinical skills. You’ll be supported to achieve your Nursing Degree and earn a salary - all at the same time.
Spire Healthcare is one of the biggest private Healthcare Providers in the UK. With 39 Hospitals in our group we offer a range of services to both privately insured, self-pay and NHS patients.
Visit the Spire Healthcare site to find out more.
Staffordshire University - Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship Programmes
Our degree-level apprenticeship programme allows you to earn while you learn through a combination of work and study, preparing you to launch your life-changing career with the police.
Few careers can be more rewarding than that of a police officer and from 2020, all new police officers will be required to have a degree-level qualification. Our Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to achieve that qualification while you’re helping to fight crime and protecting people from harm as a Student Officer.
Staffordshire University has partnered with four of our regional forces, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Mercia and West Midlands, to provide you with expert teaching and support you throughout your policing career. During the three years of your apprenticeship, you will be on probation with your chosen police force.
Visit the Staffordshire University website to find out more.
Stellantis - The Performance Academy
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of independence that your first car gives you. To go where you want, when you want without relying on lifts, taxis or public transport. It’s the same feeling you have when you receive your first pay check. It gives you a strong sense of independence and achievement.
At The Performance Academy we are committed to giving you the best start in your career and an apprenticeship in our UK dealer network, whatever your chosen specialism, will provide you with the essential skills, knowledge and real life work exposure to kick start your career.
Visit the Stellantis site to find out more.
Whether you're leaving school or just looking for a fresh start, our range of apprenticeship programmes could be just what you’re looking for! We understand that university and college aren't for everyone so by combining practical on-the-job training and off-the-job learning while earning a wage, our apprenticeships are a great alternative to a traditional way of learning. We want all our apprentices to be able to contribute towards our purpose of protecting the planet’s natural resources, while supporting the communities we work in.
Our aim is to invest in your talent to unlock your full potential and set you up for success from the start. Even after you finish the apprenticeship, you can continue learning for as long as you want to. We’re strong believers in continuous development and actively encourage and support all our people to keep going.
We offer a range of apprenticeships, from Level 2 to 6, including Business Administration, HGV Technician, Maintenance and Engineering, Finance and IT which are delivered through a variety of high-quality training provider partners.
Please visit Veolia for all apprenticeship job opportunities. If you have any questions about apprenticeships opportunities or recruitment process, please contact the Early Careers team on uki.veolia.early firstname.lastname@example.org
York St John University
We offer degree apprenticeships in leadership & management, project management, data science, biomedical science. Available from our York and London campuses, apprenticeships combine full-time paid work and part-time University study leading to a full Bachelors or Masters degree, all paid for by your employer while you earn.
To find out more email email@example.com