Business

We have a broad range of schemes across a number of teams here at Virgin Media, everything from Business Administration to Data Analyst and Project Managers. Take a look at our range of schemes and see if one of these might be suitable for your next career steps. But, if you think you might like something a little different do check out our other more ‘technology’ focused schemes too.

Business Administrator

CAN YOU BE THE ADMIN GURU WHO KEEPS OUR TEAMS ON TRACK?

Want to start building a career with one of the UK’s most free-thinking and fun-loving companies? Or would you rather continue studying, learning and working towards professional qualifications? Join us on our 18-month Business Administrator Apprenticeship Scheme and you can do both.

Who are our Business Administrators?

They’re the superstars behind the scenes who make everyone else shine. The secret weapon that every successful manager relies on. The people who can always anticipate what’s needed and who will appear as if by magic with the right piece of information at the right time.

Let’s talk about what you’ll be doing…

Being an apprentice Business Administrator puts you right at the heart of the action. Taking charge of a wide range of organisational tasks, and interacting with everyone around you, you’ll soon become a trusted and valued cog at the centre of your team.

…and what you’re going to learn…

As well as becoming an expert at handling all kinds of information requests, you’ll gain experience in many different areas including:

  • Compiling analytical reports
  • Maintaining and developing department tools
  • Tracking and monitoring technical work
  • Compliance and security issues such as GDPR

How are you going to get there?

You need to be the kind of person others can trust. That means being a great problem-solver with bags of initiative who can always be relied on to do the right thing. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is also important (especially those handy keyboard shortcuts!). And by the end of the apprenticeship, your scheme mentor and workmates will have helped you add lots more skills to your locker – from data interpretation to relationship-building.

Apprenticeship: Level 3 Business Administration
Duration: 18 months
Requirements: 5 GCSEs grade C or above (grade 4-9) or equivalent, including Maths and English. A driving licence would be advantageous but not essential.
Salary: £18,000 + salary progression based on performance + amazing benefits

We are now closed for applications to the Business Administrator programme.

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Project Management

CAN YOU FIND WINNING WAYS OF WORKING?

We’ll help transform you into a pioneering Project Manager – teaching you the inner workings of our business to become our ‘go-to person’ person’ to grow and build our Network, enabling our customers to get the very best from their Virgin Media Services

Project Management roles fall under the Lightning arm of our organisation, regional and national teams who maintain and shape delivery programmes and support the governance decision process.

We’re constantly challenging our competitors and we need to stay ahead of the curve. To do that, we are looking for talented women and men who are super organised, determined and devils for the fine detail!

At Virgin Media, all our Apprenticeship Schemes are offered on permanent contracts. And, around 90% of apprentices stay on with us – while others will have gained transferable skills that are sought after elsewhere.

Let’s talk about what you’ll be doing…

As part of our Project Management Apprentice Scheme, you’ll get the chance to be involved in the governance decision process, the regional and national delivery build plans to ensure delivery to grow the VM network to ensure our customers receive a top-quality service.

With fantastic guidance from your scheme mentor and other workmates, you’ll learn all about our project scheduling and governance to support the delivery of projects. While we’re training you in the art of Project Management, you’ll also be responsible for supporting our Project Management Office, ensuring efficient co-ordination of activities across the Lightning Programme.

Alternatively, you might be taught how to manage delivery of new solutions and trials that that can be used to vastly improve our Customer Experience and NPS in a centrally driven locally delivered framework.

How are you going to get there?

We’ll expect you to have at least five GCSEs (Grades C+/4-9), including Maths and English, and hold a minimum of 48 UCAS points, or equivalent. But we’re just as interested in what makes people want to join one of the UK’s most forward thinking and fun-loving companies.

Lightning provides the growth engine for Virgin Media as we continue to expand the network becoming the UK’s No. 1 digital solutions provider. So, we’re looking for women and men with a can-do attitude, curious nature and the motivation to develop themselves and our business.

So, what can we do for you?

During our award-winning schemes, you’ll gain all the experience and exposure to our leading business practices that you’ll need to kick start an exciting career at Virgin Media – and we’ll pay you a decent salary with amazing benefits too!

In 2017, we announced our long-term vision of achieving 50/50 gender parity by 2025. It’s super-important for us to reflect equality and diversity in our workforce, especially for STEM* based subjects – and that’s why we’re encouraging men and women to hone their technical skills with us.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role at the forefront of our Lightning Team.

Join Virgin Media… Come and be a part of something special!

(*STEM based subjects are those that fall under Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths disciplines)

Apprenticeship: Level 4 Project Management
Duration: 18 months
Location: Nationwide
Contract: Permanent
Requirements: A level or equivalent.  Excellent influencing, communication, organisational and people skills.
Salary: £19,000 + salary progression based on performance + amazing benefits

We are now closed for applications for our 2019 intake of Project Managers, but you can register your interest now for our 2020 intake.

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Data Protection & Risk Management

DO YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE WE PLAY BY THE RULES?

Risk and compliance is a growing area of employment that’s tailormade for anyone interested in law or accounting – who’s also a devil for detail!

As part of our Regulatory Compliance Officer Apprenticeship Scheme, we welcome women and men to get involved in all sorts of compliance issues that help reduce business risks within Virgin Media.

At Virgin Media, all our Apprenticeship Schemes are offered on permanent contracts. And, around 90% of apprentices stay on with us – while others will have gained transferable skills that are sought after elsewhere.

Let’s talk about what you’ll be doing…

Regulatory Compliance Officers basically ensure that businesses stick to government laws and regulations – such as commercial licensing, training, insurance and taxes. Making sure we all play by the rules.

With fantastic help from your scheme mentor and other workmates, you’ll learn how to manage complaints, support internal policies, assess risks, present reports, improve awareness and make sure that our projects are always in line with the law!

We’ll also need you to be able to build trust and professional relationships with key partners, give advice to senior colleagues and travel throughout the UK as and when you’re needed.

How are you going to get there?

You’ll need GCSEs in Maths and English (Grades C+/ 4-9) or equivalent, but we’re more interested in people’s attitude and personality than their qualifications.

There will be times when you’ll need to present your compliance findings to other areas of the business – so you’ll also need excellent written and communication skills, a meticulous eye for detail and the confidence to challenge the status quo and improve our performance.

Flexible travel throughout the UK, as and when needed, may also be necessary.

So, what can we do for you?

During our award-winning schemes, you’ll gain all the experience and exposure to our leading business practices you’ll need to kick start a successful career with us – while being paid a decent salary with amazing benefits!

In 2017, we announced our long-term vision of achieving 50/50 gender parity by 2025. It’s super-important for us to reflect equality and diversity in our workforce, especially for STEM* based subjects – and that’s why we’re encouraging men and women to hone their technical skills with us.

We’re looking for talented women and men who are naturally analytical and tenacious, great communicators and able to work alone or as part of a team.

Join Virgin Media… Come and be a part of something special!

(*STEM based subjects are those that fall under Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths disciplines)

Apprenticeship: Level 4 Regulatory Compliance Officer
Duration:  18 months
Requirements: 5 GCSEs, including Maths (Grade B), English and Science (Grade C or above, Grade 4-9) or equivalent.
Salary: £19,000 + salary progression based on performance + amazing benefits

We are now closed for applications for our 2019 intake of Data Protection & Risk Management, but you can register your interest now for our 2020 intake.

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Data Analyst

CAN WE COUNT ON YOU TO CRUNCH OUR NUMBERS?

Our eagle-eyed Data Analysts are constantly unravelling figures and coming up with ways to improve our business, culture and customers’ lives

Behind all of Virgin Media’s ground-breaking business strategies, there’s an analyst’s report – detailing statistics and predicting future trends that help us stay ahead of the game.

If you have a head for numbers and decoding Big Data, our Data Analyst Apprenticeship Scheme welcomes both women and men to raise the probability of having a successful career with us.

All our Apprenticeship Schemes are offered on permanent contracts. And, around 90% of apprentices stay on with us – while others will have gained transferable skills that are sought after elsewhere.

Let’s talk about what you’ll be doing…

We have an amazing opportunity to join our Data Analyst Apprenticeship Scheme. Virgin Media is a data rich organisation, meaning the freedom to explore and use data to provide insight is practically unlimited!

Whether you’re identifying data trends and patterns or learning how to provide critical insights into all areas of Network and Business Planning, you’ll get heartfelt guidance from your scheme mentor and other workmates.

Working within either our Consumer or Technology & Innovation divisions, you’ll be putting together key reports that help us make best-informed decisions on future business strategies.

And, because data does it for you, we’ll get you to take initiative by offering creative improvements to existing reports while integrating the latest technology and working as part of a supportive team to help us do things better!

How are you going to get there?

Since you’ll be working in areas such as Consumer Data Intelligence and Network Capacity, knowledge of data science methods, processes and systems is a bonus but not essential – if you’re willing to learn!

With our help, you’ll be able to make sense of complex data and explain it in a way that’s easy to understand by people from different backgrounds. You’ll need excellent communication, presentation and relationship building skills – as well as a few relevant qualifications, including an A level, or equivalent, in a STEM* based subject (preferably maths, statistics or economics but it’s not a deal breaker).

So, what can we do for you?

During the scheme, you’ll gain all the experience, understanding and exposure to our award-winning business practices you’ll need to forge a fantastic career at Virgin Media – while earning a decent salary with some amazing benefits along the way!

We are completely committed to nurturing an inclusive culture, which includes a long-term vision of achieving 50/50 gender parity by 2025. It’s super-important for us to reflect equality and diversity in our workforce, especially for STEM* based subjects – and that’s why we’re encouraging women as much as men to come and hone their technical skills with us.

We are looking for talented people who are passionate and determined to rise up through our ranks to a become senior Data Analysts – or as far as your understanding and enthusiasm is willing to take you.

Join Virgin Media… Come and be a part of something special!

(*STEM based subjects are those that fall under Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths disciplines)

Apprenticeship: Level 4 Data Analyst
Duration: 18 months
Location: Reading
Requirements: Maths and English GSCEs (Grade C or above, Grade 4-9) and hold minimum of 48 UCAS points, or equivalent, Educated to UK ‘A’ level or equivalent in STEM based subject
Salary: £19,000 + salary progression based on performance + amazing benefits

We are now closed for applications for our 2019 intake of Data Analysts, but you can register your interest now for our 2020 intake.

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Data Scientist

CAN WE COUNT ON YOU TO DELVE INTO OUR DATA?

Virgin Media Data Scientists makes sense of huge datasets to come up with creative insights that help us extract maximum value from our assets across the business

At Virgin Media, our Data Scientists play a leading role in deciphering Big Data across multiple platforms before delivering insight that helps make sure we’re getting the most from our business.

All our schemes are offered on permanent contracts. And, around 90% of apprentices stay on with us – while others will have gathered transferable skills that are sought after elsewhere.

Let’s talk about what you’ll be doing…

This is an exciting time to join our Data Scientist Apprenticeship Scheme. Virgin Media are currently making the largest investment in the UK’s digital infrastructure for over a decade – with a £3bn programme set to bring our groundbreaking network to 17m homes and businesses.

We’re looking for analytics enthusiasts to become part of our Data Insight Solutions and Consumer Analytics teams, which cover data research, data analysis, delivery and performance. You’ll be championing the application of data to influence our future business decisions and strategy.

Using your technical expertise, you’ll be translating consumer business challenges into analytics – creating propensity and segmentation models to find key insights – that can help solve everyday business problems. You’ll also need to be able to communicate your findings in a way that can be easily interpreted by some who may not be as smart as you!

And, you’ll develop your programming skills in various languages, including R, SQL and Python, to create and manage algorithms and complex optimisations that keep Virgin Media ahead of the pace.

How are you going to get there?

As a Level 7 Apprenticeship Scheme, you will need to be educated to degree level or above as well as being able to show you can apply advanced analytical and statistical methods in industry.

If you have a passion for making sense of complex data and can work as part of a team to develop imaginative insights, our Data Scientist Apprenticeship Scheme welcomes men and women to kickstart their careers at one of the UK’s most free-thinking and fun-loving companies.

So, what can we do for you?

During the Data Scientist Apprenticeship Scheme, you will have gathered all the experience and exposure to our award-winning business practices that you’ll need to forge a fantastic career in Data Analytics.

With heartfelt guidance from your scheme mentor and other workmates, we’ll transform you into analytics aficionado – driving our business forward, and earning a decent salary with some amazing benefits while you’re at it.

At Virgin Media we’re committed to nurturing an inclusive culture, which includes a long-term vision of achieving 50/50 gender parity by 2025. It’s super-important for us to reflect equality and diversity in our workforce, especially for STEM* based subjects – and that’s why we’re encouraging women as much as men to come and hone their technical skills with us.

We’re looking for naturally curious, talented people who get a thrill from untangling data and delivering information that gets decisions made.

Join Virgin Media… Come and be a part of something special!

Apprenticeship: Level 7 Digital & Technology Solutions Specialist (integrated degree)
Duration: 24 months
Location: Hammersmith, Reading
Requirements: Minimum 2:1 Degree in either a Computer Science or Engineering discipline
Salary: £30,000 + salary progression based on performance + amazing benefits

We are now closed for applications for our 2019 intake of Data Scientists, but you can register your interest now for our 2020 intake.

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