Our pledge to make Apprenticeships work for young women

Posted on 20 December 2016 at 11:39 AM by Roxanne Chand

We are thrilled to announce that we have signed the Young Women’s Trust pledge to help more young women into apprenticeships – making us the first Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) company to do so. Young Women’s Trust, which supports young women on low or no pay, is campaigning to improve apprenticeships for women and support them into male-dominated sectors. The charity will work with us to increase the number of young women joining our apprenticeship programme.  We will work with Yo...

My Apprentice Journey

Posted on 14 November 2016 at 10:58 AM by Mohammed Abdul-Ali

My name is Mohammed Abdul-Ali and I am currently undergoing a level 6 degree apprenticeship for Virgin Media.                             Before enrolling onto this course I have completed 2 previous apprenticeships also with Virgin Media which are level 2 and level 4 respectively, I gained an NVQ in level 2 and a HNC in the level 4 course. Having been involved in a number of apprenticeships I can say that they are a fantastic opportunity for people to kick start their career...

My Apprentice Experience

Posted on 6 October 2016 at 4:30 PM by Lucy Caulfield

My name is Lucy, I’m 23 years old and before joining Virgin Media I had no prior experience in telecoms, so this whole process has been completely new for me. I joined the company in October and it feels like yesterday as my apprentice managers and office mentors have been keeping me busy- but trying to make it fun at the same time! My day-to-day activities can vary, and this is a combination of coursework, work and taking part in apprentice activities. Because I am over half way through my...

Why an apprenticeship was right for me

Posted on 12 August 2016 at 3:30 PM by Tom

Hey Tom, thanks for speaking with me today. What made you choose to do an apprenticeship? I wasn’t really happy with the job I was doing before. My career – if you can call it that – wasn’t really going anywhere. I wanted something that would go places. I’ve also got a little lad (Finley) and I’m getting married at the end of May, so it’s time I started earning some decent money. Oh congrats Tom! That’s brilliant. What was it that attracted you to the Virgin Media apprenticeship scheme?...

My job as a Field Engineer apprentice

Posted on 8 August 2016 at 11:14 AM by Tom

Hey Tom, great to meet you, thanks for taking the time out to speak to me. Can you tell me a little about your career experience so far? Sure, prior to working for Virgin Media, I worked in security at a local supermarket. I’d finished my A-Levels but wasn’t sure what I wanted to do next. I was thinking about going to university but I wanted to consider my options. I was stumbling around the on internet and found the Virgin Media careers site and read up on the apprenticeship scheme. Oh r...