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What is an Apprenticeship

Heading from school or college into the world of work is a big move that relies on knowledge and support to ensure you make the best choices for your future. At Virgin Media, we have loads of great apprenticeship opportunities covering all sorts of roles in the TMT industry – so there really is a scheme for everyone!

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is an alternative route to continue education that lets you study for recognised qualifications, while also gaining on-the-job experience and getting paid a competitive salary.

In other words, you get to ‘learn while you earn’ through exposure to our top-notch business practices – with no student loans, no tuition fees and no debt!

What are the different levels of apprenticeship?

There are four different levels of apprenticeship:

  • Intermediate apprenticeships (Level 2) – usually equivalent to five good GCSE passes
  • Advanced apprenticeships (Level 3)– equivalent to two A-level passes
  • Higher apprenticeships (Level 4 or 5) – equivalent to the first stages of higher education (e.g. foundation degree)
  • Degree apprenticeships (Level 6 or 7) – comparable to a Bachelor’s or Masters degree

How do apprenticeships work?

Our Apprenticeship Schemes have been designed to develop your talent with a structured programme that gives you the opportunity to:

  • Learn job-specific and transferrable skills
  • Receive support from experienced mentors
  • Study towards a nationally recognised qualification
  • Earn a competitive salary with excellent benefits
  • Increase your chances of full-time employment

Why is a Virgin Media apprenticeship a great way to kick start your career?

Virgin Media is a place where good things happen, and we give our people the power to make them happen.

We guarantee you’ll be working with passionate people who share the same values, and are all hell bent on shaping the future of our organisation. Whichever path you decide to take, you’ll become a master of the UK’s fastest broadband and most advanced TV services.

It’s small wonder we’ve been awarded as a top employer by RateMyPlacement, TheJobCrowd and AllAboutSchoolLeavers – we really do provide our apprentices with the best development and opportunities!

Take a look at the FAQs for any more questions you might have on apprenticeships

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