The Scheme assists potential future leaders to develop their careers after their initial education. The usual period of the “journey” is 3 years, during which time the Journeyman is guided by a Journey Mentor from ITC and, where possible, one from their employer too. At the end of the Journey, the Journeyman is expected to apply to join the Company as a Freeman.
The following organisations offer ICT Apprenticeships, recruit for Apprentices or provide further information. Please contact these organisations directly; the Information Technologists’ Company is not responsible for these websites nor do we sponsor Apprenticeships directly. Apprenticeships represent a period of on-the-job training and can last for months or years depending on the scheme the Apprentice joins. Apprenticeships are not restricted to certain age groups nor to any particular type of job or industry sector. Apprentices are usually paid, though how much varies – there is an official National Minimum Wage for Apprentices. (Note that Internships are different from Apprenticeships: an Internship usually lasts a shorter period of time and may be unpaid, an Apprenticeship is usually vocational, meaning you will be trained for a job you will normally go on to be employed in.) Further information on Apprenticeships is available at http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/AdultLearning/TrainingAndWorkplaceLearning/DG_4001327.
The National Apprenticeship Service http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/ is the central repository of information on Apprenticeships and provides additional detail for prospective and current Apprentices and for employers. Apprenticeships in Information and Communication Technologies are available through http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/Types-of-Apprenticeships/Information-and-Communication-Technology.aspx and this links through to current vacancies across the UK.
Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/ambassadorsnetwork.aspx
Apprenticeship Recruitment http://www.apprenticeshiprecruitment.co.uk/
e-skills UK http://www.e-skills.com/apprenticeships/
The Apprenticeship Guide http://www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/
Transport for London http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/jobs/17128.aspx