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Apprenticeships

Our higher-level apprenticeships offer an excellent alternative to studying a degree-level course at university, and are suitable for people of all ages.

Apprenticeships at South Central IoT

What is an Apprenticeship?

If you’re keen to get into the world of work and learn key skills on the job, then an apprenticeship could be the perfect route to kick start your digital career. It can take from one to four years to complete, depending on the qualification, and involves part-time study at SCIoT alongside working with an employer.

There’s no upper age limit to study an apprenticeship, so it’s perfect if you’re just leaving school or college, looking to make a career change or to develop in your current role.

What is an Apprenticeship?
  • Gain qualifications as well as work experience

  • Most employers pay your tuition fees

  • Gain vital employability skills

  • You'll earn a salary

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By partnering with SCIoT you'll have access to work-ready, talented students, ready to bring new ideas and industry-leading knowledge to your organisation.

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What apprenticeships are on offer?

The range of apprenticeships within the digital, technology and IT sectors is always growing. SCIoT currently offers these apprenticeships:

An Information Communication Technician provides support to internal and external customers, helping them to be productive when using technology to do their own jobs, by using tools to problem solve and trouble shoot non routine problems. The Information Communication Technician sets people up on systems and provides support when they need it, rectifying issues to maintain the organisations productivity.

Offered at

Reading and Oxford campuses.

Potential job roles

Support Technician, Help Desk Support, First Line Support, Office IT Technician, IT Support Analyst, IT Support Officer, Maintenance Support Technician, Data Centre Support Technician, Cyber/ Security Support.

Entry requirements

You must be employed in a suitable position and hold a minimum five GCSEs (or equivalent) grade 9-4 (A*-C) to include English and Maths on Initial assessment. If not already achieved, you will have to achieve Level 2 English and Maths and take the test for Level 2 prior to taking your end-point assessment.

Apprenticeships at South Central IoT
Register interest: Reading or Oxford

An Infrastructure Technician provides support to internal and external customers, helping them to be productive when using technology to do their own jobs, by using tools to problem solve and trouble shoot non-routine problems. The Infrastructure Technician sets people up on systems and provides support when they need it, rectifying issues to maintain the organisation's productivity.

Offered at

Bletchley campus.

Potential job roles

Help Desk Technician, First or Second Line Support, IT Infrastructure Technician, Network Support.

Entry requirements

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include five GCSEs, (especially English, Mathematics and a Science or Technology subject); a relevant Level 2 Apprenticeship; other relevant qualifications and experience; or an aptitude test with a focus on IT skills.

Apprenticeships at South Central IoT
Register interest: Bletchley

A Data Analyst collects, organises and studies data to provide business insight. Data analysts are typically involved with managing, cleansing, abstracting and aggregating data, and conducting a range of analytical studies on that data. They work across a variety of projects, providing technical data solutions to a range of stakeholders and customers. They document and report the results of data analysis activities making recommendations to improve business performance.

Offered at

Bletchley, Oxford and Reading campuses.

Potential job roles

Data Analyst, Data Manager, Data Scientist, Data Modeller, Data Architect, Data Engineer.

Entry requirements

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this might include five GCSEs and/or A levels; a Level 3 Apprenticeship; other relevant qualifications and experience; or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths.

Apprenticeships at South Central IoT
Register interest: Reading or Oxford

Register interest: Bletchley

A Network Engineer works to design, install, maintain and support communication networks within an organisation or between organisations. Network Engineers maintain high levels of operation across communication networks in order to provide maximum performance and availability for their users, such as staff, clients, customers and suppliers. They will understand network configuration, cloud, network administration and monitoring tools, and are able to give technical advice and guidance.

Offered at

Bletchley campus.

Potential job roles

Network Technician, Network Engineer, Systems Engineer, Network Administrator.

Entry requirements

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include A levels; a Level 3 Apprenticeship or other relevant qualifications; relevant experience and/or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths.

Apprenticeships at South Central IoT
Register interest: Bletchley

As a Software Developer you could be building and testing simple, high-quality code across front end, logic and database layers. A Software Developer would typically be working as part of a larger team, in which they would have responsibility for some elements of an overall project.

Offered at

Bletchley, Oxford and Reading campuses.

Potential job roles

Web Developer, Application Developer, Mobile App Developer, Games Developer, Software Developer.

Entry requirements

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include A levels; a Level 3 apprenticeship or other relevant qualification; relevant experience and/or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths.

Apprenticeships at South Central IoT
Register interest: Reading or Oxford

Register interest: Bletchley

An Apprenticeship caters for all learners wants and needs

Listen to Lily's thoughts on why an apprenticeship is such a great pathway, her top tips on the interview process and helpful advice to anyone looking to become an apprentice.

Lily

Business Manager Degree Apprentice: Microsoft