IT Apprenticeships

The demand for ICT has never been greater, so developing your skills in this area is one of the best career moves you could make.


An apprenticeship in IT can provide experience and qualifications in the sector by combining employment with studies.


And you don’t need to be fluent in html and Java. If you have a logical mind and problem-solving skills, then you have what it takes to succeed in this sector.




Work and study

Male apprentice working on a serverWhy complete an apprenticeship?

Undertaking an apprenticeship is an increasingly popular choice with students because you can gain both industry experience AND qualifications at the same time.

Apprenticeships combine a full time job, where you will be learning at your workplace, usually for four days in the work place and one day a week in college, and best of all you will achieve a nationally recognised qualification.


  • IT apprenticeships – what will you learn?

  • Knowledge – gain an understanding of ICT systems and discover how to succeed in the IT industry
  • Competence – learn and practice the technical skills required to be an IT professional
  • Key skills – develop numeracy and literacy and ICT skills


To support you during your apprenticeship you will also have regular progress reviews with your work manager at your workplace and your Work Based Learning Manager.
These normally happen every eight to ten weeks.


Employment - getting a job to study as an apprentice

working with computers in a classroomTo start an apprenticeship you must be employed in a suitable job.

As an apprentice, you must be employed in a suitable position. Some employers approach Warwickshire College to help recruit for their vacancies, other advertise locally.


How can you find a job?

Warwickshire College can try and support you if you are struggling, but actively looking for a job yourself is the best start.
Some employers approach Warwickshire College looking for students to apply to their job vacancies, while other companies will advertise locally – so keep a look out!


View current apprenticeship vacancies here


Entry requirements

Employers are usually looking for candidates with good GCSE grades.

  • Intermediate apprentices should have three GCSE’s at grade A-C

  • Advanced apprentices should have five GCSE’s at grade A-C


HOWEVER… attitude, flexibility and a willingness to learn is just as important as qualifications when it comes to an apprenticeship.


Key skills required

Proactive, fast learners who can work both in a team and sometimes alone

  • The ability to focus on helping customers and colleagues find solutions to problems
  • The ability to work logically and methodically, often under pressure to deadlines
  • Good attention to detail and the ability to deliver what is required, when it is needed
  • Openness to change and a focus on the requirements of the business


Don’t have good enough GCSEs - there may be the option to undertake a pre-apprenticeship programme to help you meet the requirements.


What happens after your apprenticeship?

Many apprentices continue to work with the company their studies their apprenticeship with - progressing through the organisation.

Others might move on and work in another company or start further training opportunities.


Apprenticeship courses

The following IT apprenticeships are available at Warwickshire College:

IT Practitioner Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship

IT Professional Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship


How to enquire

Select one of the links above and complete the online enquiry form. You will need to register with the National Apprenticeship Service to view and apply for local vacancies. Successful applicants will begin their apprenticeship when they have started work with their employer.


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