Why Firebrand?

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We’ve delivered award-winning IT apprenticeships since 2011. So we know how to work with employers so their apprentices get a first-class technical education with clear, structured support to apply it in the workplace.

What do Firebrand apprentices benefit from?

  • Exclusive, up-to-the-minute training content created and regularly refreshed by in-house experts. We can work with employer to tailor programme content so apprentices receive the training you want
  • Learning alongside individuals from different companies with varying levels of experience, providing a valuable insight into how their skills are applied in different contexts
  • Support from a dedicated Learning Mentor who knows exactly what it’s like to be an IT professional. Our team have experience with some of the UK’s biggest employers (Schroders, Lloyds Banking Group, BBC)
  • Starting any time they like – building apprenticeship programmes around our public training schedule means we don’t rely on large cohorts or fixed starting dates
  • Professional certifications as part of training, where applicable

What makes Firebrand a successful apprenticeship provider?

The high-quality learning experience with Firebrand comes as much from our experience in apprenticeship delivery as from our industry knowledge and insight. We’ve worked with employers in a range of sectors and delivered right across the digital offer, so we know what exceptional looks like:

Successful providers


Have a track record in delivering employer-led Apprenticeship Standards

  • Have delivered apprenticeships since 2011
  • Delivered 200 Trailblazer apprenticeships in 4 categories
  • Was one of the first training providers to switch to Standards-only delivery - quickly meeting employers’ requirements effectively

Don’t rely on apprenticeships to cover their costs in a rapidly changing landscape

  • Delivers £18m of training globally across our Commercial arm
  • Is the training provider of choice for 113,703 students - and counting

Can evidence the quality of their provision through more than an Ofsted grade

  • Gets results - 49% of apprentices achieved Distinction at EPA (British Computer Society, April 2018)
  • Trained 20% of all digital apprentices reaching End Point Assessment (EPA) (British Computer Society, April 2018)
  • Is one of just two providers approved to deliver cyber security apprenticeships

Know their delivery areas inside out

  • Specialise in exceptional IT and digital training provision
  • Deliver the full range of digital apprenticeships
  • Creates exclusive training content in-house
  • Map this training to apprenticeship knowledge modules to deliver modern qualifications

Work to understand and respond to your needs, quickly and efficiently

  • Work with you to develop short- and long-term learning pathways that meet and exceed the skills needs of your business
  • Take the big decisions quickly, thanks to the agility that comes with being a privately owned company