Think you may be interested in Apprenticeships? Congratulations — you’re part of a growing trend in UK education.

The tech industry is constantly evolving, and traditional degrees simply cannot match this pace. For this reason, to break it into tech, you need to study what the biggest players want you to know – now, not last year.

Apprenticeships are ideal for this, because:

  1. They’re completely free to learners, covered by the Government.
  2. As an apprentice, you're actually studying and being employed at the same time, so you receive a salary.
  3. Anyone can be an apprentice, regardless of employment status, age, or other factors.

So, how do you go about it?

  1. Figure out what you’re interested in. Check out IT blogs, job postings, company websites – put a name to what you would like to do – e.g., Software Development Technician, IT Sales Technician, Digital Marketer, etc.
  2. If you’re employed, ask your employer if they run Apprenticeships in your area of interest and ask to transfer.
  3. If your employer doesn’t run them, or, if you don’t have a job currently, check our Apprenticeship vacancies and apply to them.
  4. If you can’t get a job with an Apprenticeship now, for whatever reason, there’s another way you can get into the tech industry, perhaps even quicker. It’s also free for you, covered by the Government, and it’s doing a Skills Bootcamp. These usually last for 12 weeks and at the end you’re able to interview with tech companies. You’re not employed while taking them, but, provided you do a good job, you may soon be.

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