Are you looking for a career in computing or IT, but want to learn in a practical way — set free of the classroom? Are you ambitious, self motivated and totally in love with technology? Do you want to earn money today, not rack up £27,000 debt over the next three years before you even start earning?
If you felt yourself shouting YES at the screen, then a technology focussed apprenticeship might be for you.
Read on to find out more about us, our current apprenticeship opportunities and where an apprenticeship could take you.
Why follow the apprenticeship path?
It’s not that we think that the traditional Uni route is a bad idea. On the contrary, many of us have been to Uni, loved the experience and found it really valuable.
But there are some very serious shortcomings of the traditional university route. A full-time Computing degree is likely to cost up to £27k, and in many cases won’t give you the skills that employers are looking for. Making it harder for you to find employment which truly exploits the investment you’ve made in your degree.
We believe there is another way. Higher level apprenticeships give you on the job training enabling you to develop the very knowledge skills and experience that employers are looking for. In many cases you will also have the opportunity to obtain industry qualifications with companies such as Microsoft and Oracle. You’ll get all of this, plus a reasonable salary and your training costs will be paid for either by the government or your employer.
Apprenticeships at Carbon Six Digital
We recruit throughout the year for our Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Software Development. Our Apprentices specialise in either Web Development using .Net or Mobile development using Java. Apprentices get involved in a wide range of activities that are core to how we make money - the design, development and support of web technologies.
We have high expectations for our apprentices. We’re looking for clever, sociable and self-motivated candidates. We instil in them from day 1 that our vision for success is that they be profitable almost immediately. We track project profitability closely, and know what our apprentices cost and what they can deliver, and we make sure they know this. For us, our apprentices aren’t there to make the tea and do the photocopying -- they do make the tea and wash up, but so does everyone else. No, for us our apprentices are a key part of our production team, and they need to pull their weight.
Beyond the Level 3 Apprenticeship, we also offer Degree Apprenticeships and Masters Apprenticeships which could see you gain an industry recognised Degree qualification alongside your normal day job here at Carbon Six Digital.
How to land an awesome apprenticeship
We've met a lot of candidates and sifted through a lot of CVs. We know it's hard for candidates to stand out from the crowd for the right reasons. It's just not very British, we're culturally conditioned to hide our light under a bushel.
But it's critical to do your research, make a good first impression and show prospective employer that you really care about what they care about.
- Find out about the different apprenticeships that are available.
- Find out about the training providers that specialise in your target Field.
- Research the employers that are offering positions.
from the crowd
- Your CV is your opportunity to stand out from the crowd.
- Ask someone to review it, ideally someone that is used to sifting through apprentice level cvs.
- We're looking for candidates with passion.
- Show us you care about technology, by getting a part time job, developing a hobby app, or blog about the latest games or tech.