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Careers with Asda

Having worked through the first four weeks of the job specific training, opportunities are available to all eligible colleagues to complete an apprenticeship in level 2 or level 3.

Benefits include: Colleagues can learn while they earn, gaining a nationally recognised certificate.


Careers with CEMEX

Modern Apprenticeships NVQ – Plant/Process Operations based

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Careers with Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

CIMA, together with a network of top employers, are creating the first ever degree level Higher Apprenticeship in Management Accounting. It’s a fantastic non-university route into the world of business and finance for talented individuals.

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Careers with Morrisons

Benefits include:

• Staff Discount • Profit Share • up to 29 days holiday a year (includes Bank Holidays)
• Long Service Award • Share Save Scheme • Pension.

Morrisons is the largest provider of apprenticeships in the UK, with plans to train more than 12,000 apprentices this year. This investment aims to build on our commitment to have more skilled butchers, bakers and fishmongers than our rivals and to have the best service offering to customers.

Our Fresh Food Academy has also strengthened our position as the UK’s leading advocate of retail craft food skills; skills which help people build a career and help Morrisons further increase the quality, value and service we provide to our customers.

We have always had a commitment to nurturing our people, and with the development of the new Fresh Food Academy, employees have a clear and direct path to progress throughout the organisation. With 30% of senior management having originally started working for Morrisons from the shop floor without a university qualification, we have a heritage of taking employees careers from the shop floor to the top floor of the company and will be working to ensure that this generation of apprentices build long term careers in the business.


Careers with OPITO

For Apprentice or College entry the requirements are variable depending on the nature of the course however for technical and applied sciences the core subjects are Maths, Science or Technology/Technological Studies and English. These should be at GCSE (grade C or above), Standard Grade (credit level) or Intermediate 2.

The Upstream Oil and Gas Industry Technician Training programme (visit for more information) equips motivated candidates with the skills and knowledge to work offshore and onshore in four varied disciplines: Instrument and Control Maintenance, Mechanical Maintenance, Electrical Maintenance and Process Operation. The skills acquired on this programme are highly regarded and valued worldwide. Some companies within the industry will have specific apprenticeship programmes for different disciplines.

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Careers with Syngenta

Apprenticeships – Engineering Apprenticeships are offered at our manufacturing sites, managed either directly or in conjunction with local learning institutions. Recruitment for these roles is managed via local advertising.

Internships – Engineering Year in Industry (YII) positions may be available annually at our manufacturing sites. These positions and introduction of candidates are managed via the Year in Industry scheme,

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Careers with Institution of Engineering and Technology

Please see the next section for full details of the IET approved apprenticeship schemes.

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Careers with Tata Steel

Apprenticeships – GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade C or above are a minimum requirement. Programmes for Mechanical, Electrical and Structural Engineering, Technical and Machinists roles available across the UK.

Apprentice Engineers – A level Maths, Science and another related subject at grade C or above, together with 3 GCSE’s, English, Maths and Science and grade C or above are a minimum requirement.

Programmes for Mechanical and Electrical Engineers offer the opportunity to study for a B.Eng affiliated to Sheffield Hallam University, together with on-the-job training and a salary.
These roles are located in North Lincolnshire.

Functional Trainees – Two A levels at grade C or above or equivalent GNVQ/BTEC, together with GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade C or above is the minimum requirement. Programmes available within Manufacturing, Engineering, Technical, Finance and Business Excellence. These roles are located in South Wales.


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Careers with Tesco

Clothing Apprenticeship (Level 4 Fashion qualification): Programme starts in September and runs over 2 years, where students spend 2 x 12 month rotational placements in merchandising and buying while studying for a fashion industry recognised qualification from Fashion Retail Academy. Applications open in September.

Retail Apprenticeship (currently for internal colleagues only): City & Guilds qualification – The programme starts every September in selected stores and runs over a minimum of 12 months. Qualification Curriculum Framework (QCF) – on-the-job training for QCF in Retail Level 2 – practical skills and knowledge of retail.

Benefits: Same as above

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Careers with National Grid

Our Advanced Apprenticeship Programme has been running for over 23 years so its little wonder that it is Beacon award-winning, recognised for excellence and innovation in further education training, and graded by Ofsted as outstanding in every category.

Our Engineer Training Programme was established 8 years ago to grow our own engineering talent. The programme was developed with Aston University to provide a foundation degree in Electrical Power Engineering and Gas Transmission Engineering.


Careers with NATS

Not offered at present

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Careers with TNT

A 5-year apprenticeship programme is offered for young engineers. This provides an intensive college course before a placement in one of TNT’s Vehicle Maintenance Units.

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Careers with Co-operative Food Group

A paid apprenticeship with The Co-operative offers a huge choice of businesses, roles and career directions. We offer apprenticeships in: Food, Pharmacy, Funeralcare, Travel, Banking Group, Legal Services, Motors, Farms and Head Office. You will achieve a recognised national Apprenticeship at level 2 with expected progression to level 3. You will also benefit from gaining transferable skills for both personal and career development, within your chosen business area with support from your mentor.

Benefits: as above and including a level 2/3 nationally recognised Apprenticeship

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Careers with Cristal Global

GCSEs in English, Maths and Science at Grade C or above are a minimum requirement.

Opportunities are available for Maintenance Technicians, Laboratory Technicians and Process Operators through the apprenticeship programme.

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Careers with Sheffield Forgemasters International

SFIL operates an award winning apprenticeships scheme across all of its operational divisions. Roles available include:

  • moulders/core-makers
  • maintenance fitters
  • metallurgists
  • welders
  • pattern makers
  • laboratory chemists
  • production operatives
  • business and administration.

Location: Sheffield

Benefits: • Award winning training and development • Competitive salary • Progression opportunities may include study towards a HNC/HND or a foundation degree with a local college or university to achieve technician status.

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Careers with Kellogg’s

We offer Mechanical/Electrical Modern Apprenticeships which are approved by the Engineering and Marine Training Authority. Apprentices study for a B.T.E.C. qualification in engineering as a minimum, and further education beyond this qualification is also considered for successful employees.

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Careers with Whitbread PLC

The Whitbread apprenticeship programme offers industry-leading, nationally recognised Apprenticeships in a range of roles from Receptionist to Chef. Our apprenticeship is a framework of qualifications that helps our people to develop their skills while they work. It includes an NVQ at level 2, but also enables our people to develop key communication and maths skills. Unlike others within the sector, this is a fully-funded scheme available no matter what your previous qualifications or age.

Benefits: • Recognised NVQ qualification • Most apprentices complete the programme within 6 months

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Careers with CB&I

Not offered at present.

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Careers with United Utilities

Apprenticeships are available each year across all areas of United Utilities. Roles could include:

  • Apprentice Technician Asset Data Records
  • Network Operations Apprentice
  • Apprentice Network Asset Engineer
  • Alarm Management Centre Apprentice
  • Trainee Scientist
  • Vehicle Mechanic
  • Telemetry Support Engineer
  • Process Controller
  • Technical Trainee
  • Team Leader roles in Customer Services based in Whitehaven, Cumbria
  • Finance

Location: North West

Benefits: Great training and development and competitive salary

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Careers with Logica

The Logica apprenticeship is new for 2012. We are looking to recruit talented apprentices for our Reading, Leatherhead and Bridgend (Wales) offices to study for fully accredited qualifications, benefit from on the job training and gain real work experience.

Benefits: as above plus competitive starting salary

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Careers with Nestlé


Careers with UNISON

UNISON is currently developing an apprenticeship scheme in administration and campaigning.

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Careers with National Trust

Not offered at present

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Careers with IMI

We have a range of apprenticeship schemes available across the organisation including at our Norgren Truflo Marine, Thompson Valves and Eley businesses.

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Careers with Lafarge

Depending on where you join us and what you’re learning, apprenticeship schemes last between one and five years and will count towards a formal qualification. Apprenticeships are available in mechanical and electrical engineering, production and process departments. Commercial departments such as customer operations, administration and finance recruit trainees.

Benefits: • Generous holiday entitlements • Contributory pension scheme • Bonus schemes • Performance related pay and/or regular pay reviews • Excellent training and development opportunities • Lafarge Employee Share Scheme • Employee Assistance Programme • Free secure parking at all of our head office locations • Cycle to work scheme • Childcare vouchers

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Careers with ARM

Not offered

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Careers with Harrods

We offer a limited number of apprenticeships in engineering and are looking to offer apprenticeships in specialist areas like fishmongery.

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Careers with Aldi

If you show the enthusiasm and drive you need to get on the Aldi Apprentice Scheme, from day one you’ll find out what Aldi is all about. In year 1 you will complete Store Assistant training and achieve Retail Apprenticeship Level 2. In years 2 & 3 you will progress through the Store Manager training programme to achieve Retail Apprenticeship Level 3 through consistent high standards of work and effort.

Benefits include: • Industry leading salary • 28 days annual leave • Opportunity to progress to Store Management after a successful 3 year period with a starting salary of £26,500


Careers with ACCA

Our foundation level suite of awards is suitable for school leavers aged 16 and over, who have no previous qualifications. It is the perfect stepping stone towards a rewarding career, and allows you to progress through a range of qualifications that build up your skills and knowledge. This boosts your CV and can impress future employers, and allow you to move on to studying for the ACCA Qualification.

The awards within our foundations level are broadly equivalent to GCSE level and a degree or HND programme.

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Careers with National Skills Academy for Power

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Working alongside Think Power is a website called Brilliant Thinking. It advertises opportunities and recruits apprentices and graduates on behalf of employers within the wider energy and utility industries. The website contains handy information about careers in the sector, along with hints and tips on how to submit a great application form or CV.

The careers that are available in the energy and utilities industries are fundamental to the way we live our lives. Ensuring that the lights stay on, our streets are clean, we have running water in our homes and that we are kept warm, are all elements of the work that happens every day.

Comprehensive recruitment and training programmes are available from entry level apprenticeships, to higher apprenticeships, scholarships, internships and graduates.

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Careers with GE Oil & Gas

GE offers 4 year apprenticeship programmes in the following: Craft, Technician, Commercial and Speciality apprenticeships.

Candidate criteria: Standard grades (credit level) / highers (minimum C) in English, Maths, Physics, Craft, Design Technology or similar • Demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment • Involved in other social clubs/activities.

GE apprenticeship provides: Comprehensive training to become a qualified engineer in your designated field • Rotational assignments • Buddy & mentor programme • Annual performance based salary increase • Loyalty incentive payment • Company pension scheme • Paid annual leave • Personal accident & travel cover and annual health fair.

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Careers with Portakabin

Each year we look to recruit apprentices in traditional construction and engineering trades such as joinery, electrical, plumbing, wood and metal work machinists.

Ideally you will have already undertaken GCSEs or have work experience relating to these areas.

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Careers with Hewden

We run a well established apprenticeship programme offering the best foundation for career progression in the industry. We can give you practical hands-on experience whilst gaining a nationally recognised NVQ Level at the same time.

Benefits include:

  • Working alongside qualified and time served practitioners from day one
  • Real work with genuine responsibility
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Careers with Capco

Not offered at present.

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Careers with Virgin Media

Virgin Media’s apprenticeship scheme is an amazing way to earn while you learn. It gives you the chance to experience the exciting world of Virgin Media and study for nationally recognised qualifications. Our Intermediate apprenticeship gets you in front of our customers to install and look after our innovative, award-winning services. You’ll need GCSE English and maths and ideally a science or technology qualification too.

If you’ve completed your A-Levels you could join us through an Advanced apprenticeship. These roles tend to be more technical and involve looking after the maintenance and growth of our network – including planning, civil engineering and network maintenance and repair. You can also study all the way up to HNC/D level through our Higher apprenticeship. These engineers are responsible for bespoke business to business solutions and maintain the quality of the signal on our network. You’ll also work towards CCNA and CCNP accreditation.

Benefits include: • Competitive salaries • 25 days’ paid holiday • Pension scheme and many more.