The demand for ICT has never been greater, so developing
your skills in this area is one of the best career moves you could
An apprenticeship in IT can provide experience and
qualifications in the sector by combining employment with
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
Why complete an
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
- 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
To 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!
current apprenticeship vacancies here
Employers are usually looking for candidates with good GCSE
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
Key skills required
Proactive, fast learners who can work both in a team and sometimes
- 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
Don’t have good enough GCSEs - there may be the option to
undertake a pre-apprenticeship programme to help you meet the
What happens after your apprenticeship?
Many apprentices continue to work with the company their studies
their apprenticeship with - progressing through the
Others might move on and work in another company or start further
The following IT apprenticeships are available at Warwickshire
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