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We’ve cherry picked the best career advice, training tips and featured apprenticeships to help you land a job you love.

Careers

Explore different career routes. What they involve day to day and help with how to get into them.

Software Development

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Software development is a booming career sector – in this increasingly digital age, practically every company now has a team of software engineers working away to build and maintain the technology behind every app, website or programme that enables a company to interact with their customers, provide them with a service and/or process their purchases/activities.

Digital Marketing

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Digital marketing is an exciting and fast-growing industry that requires creative flare but also a keen analytical eye. Mastering your personal Instagram or Snapchat account is a start, but there’s a range of skills required when the aims are commercial.

Data Analytics

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Data science is one of the fastest growing job functions out there at the moment: as technological solutions to help businesses grow, reach new customers, optimise their operations and assess performance become increasingly sophisticated, the demand for professionals who can interpret results and track improvements is growing exponentially too.

Project Management

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Project Management is at the heart of driving business change – think automation, artificial intelligence, internet of things, ground-breaking construction, innovation – when changes happen, project management is the vehicle to drive it. Mastering your personal priorities, working with others to make them happen is a start, but there’s a range of skills required when the project aims are complex.

Law

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Lawyers are involved in almost all aspects of people’s lives. Wherever people are doing business, disputing their rights or choosing somewhere to live or work, there’s the potential for legal involvement.

Arts & Creative

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From careers in film, music, writing, theatre – there are plenty to choose from!

Media

A career in the media sounds glamorous, but what does it really involve? There are a number of different disciplines in this industry, so you’ll need to decide which one is right for you before you make a decision. Various roles such as Journalist, Editor, Sub-editors, Photographer, Designer, Runner, researcher or producer, Technical staff, Copywriter, Presenters

Support

We’ve brought together a collection of companies and resources that we think are an excellent place to start your search for the career you really want.

Tips & Tactics

To get the career you want, it’s important to set yourself up for success. We’ve picked a selection of our blog posts that we think may help on your way.

Clean Up Your Online Image

Tips to help you keep your online image in check

Manage Your Personal Brand

Tips to help you stand out from the crowd

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Networking Succesfully

How to make the most of your network

Myth Busting

WHAT WILL I EARN AS AN APPRENTICE?

The minimum wage for an apprentice is £3.90 per hour, but many employers pay more than this. In fact, some Higher Apprenticeships can pay as much as £500 per week. However, more than just earning a salary, you will receive training in the skills employers want, increasing your future earning potential. Apprentices receive marked salary increases on completion of their training and the roles often offer great opportunities for career progression.

ISN’T UNIVERSITY A BETTER OPTION?

While it is widely acknowledged that full-time education, such as college, sixth form or university is a proven route into employment, this route does not always offer the valuable work experience that an Apprenticeship can offer and there’s still no guarantee of a job at the end. Apprenticeships allow you to earn while you learn, and give you the opportunity to develop the skills employers really want, including specific skills relating to your job, their company and your sector.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM ELIGIBLE?

If you are aged 16 or over and not in full time education, then you are eligible to start an Apprenticeship. You can also apply for a position if you will be 16 at the commencement of the scheme.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TRAINEESHIP AND AN APPRENTICESHIP?

Traineeships are aimed at giving 16-24 year-olds the opportunity to develop the skills they need to find, and succeed in, employment or progress onto an Apprenticeship. They are comprised of three main elements to prepare you for an Apprenticeship, including English and Maths, work preparation skills and a practical work placement with a local employer. Traineeships are unpaid (however travel expenses and costs of meals may be reimbursed) and should be viewed as a stepping stone into work. They can last anywhere between six weeks and six months. Apprenticeships are designed to enable an individual to progress within a business over a longer period of time whilst gaining nationally recognised qualifications. An Apprenticeship is a career, not just a job. Apprenticeships are for those aged 16 or over who are not in full time education and can last anywhere between one and five years.

BT Apprenticeship Hub

At BT, an apprenticeship is the first step to a great carer.

It’s a blend of learning and working in which you’ll experience different aspects of the business, make new connections, build up your skills and fulfil your potential. There’s a wide range of apprenticeships to choose from. Challenge yourself and step up.

BT offer apprenticeships in Business Management, Customer Service, Cyber Security, Digital, Engineering, Finance, HR, Improvement, Infrastructure, Learning & Development, Networks, Project Management, Sales, Software Engineering, Supply Chain and Telecoms.

BT have offices based across the United Kingdom including Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Ipswich, London, Newcastle, Reading, Sheffield and Truro.

Starting salaries of £16,179 plus tonnes of great perks including free broadband, reduced cost BT TV and BT Sport, study leave for professional exams, 22 days holiday (plus bank holidays) and 3 days paid volunteering leave!

Wanting a supportive network? Their people connect through their people networks. Everyone can join their gender equality, ethnicity, LGBT+, ability, faith and carers networks.

What Is An Apprenticeship?

Meet BT Apprentices

The Application Process

Meet our friends

We’ve brought together a collection of companies and resources that we think are an excellent place to start your search for the career you really want.

Click on the links below to discover more about who they are, what they do and how they can help you.

National Apprenticeship Service

Get My First Job

Careermap

Movement to Work

CareerHacker

Apprenticeships

There are plenty of companies you can do Apprenticeships with. Our partner BT has a huge number of offer.

BT Roles

BT offer a range of apprenticeships, so there is something for everyone. BT offers everything from a 15 month, Level 2 apprenticeship in customer service to four year Level 6 degree apprenticeship in technology. They even offer some level 7 programmes in finance. The sky is really the limit! All BT apprenticeships are nationally recognised and some include professional qualifications.

BT apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16, although you’ll need to make sure you meet the academic entry requirements. These vary by scheme. You can find out more by checking out the links below.

Business Management

Customer Service

Cyber Security

Digital

Engineering

Finance

Human Resources

Learning and Development

Project Management

Sales and Marketing

Supply Chain

Telecommunications

White Hat

White Hat works with the best employers to build a high quality apprenticeship for you. White Hat wants you to realise your full potential and an apprenticeship should only be the first step in a successful career. WhiteHat will be at your side throughout your career journey, offering you plenty of options – including going to university, if that best meets your needs. Once you subscribe to the WhiteHat service you’ll get a number of benefits, from career advice and access to our online training modules, to the development of a great network of like-minded ambitious apprentices.

Find an apprenticeship with WhiteHat

All other

Check out the Government website for a full list of Apprenticeships currently being advertised.

Find an apprenticeship with www.apprenticeships.gov.uk