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 passionate about technology? Do you want to earn money today, not rack up £27,000 of debt over the next three years before you even start earning?
If you found yourself shouting YES at the screen, then a technology focused Apprenticeship might be for you.
Read on to find out more about us, our award winning Apprenticeship programme, current opportunities and where an Apprenticeship with Carbon Six Digital could take you.
Why follow the Apprenticeship path?
It’s not that we think that the traditional university 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 £27,000, and in many cases won’t give you the skills that employers are looking for, making it harder for you to find employment that best exploits the investment you’ve made.
Carbon Six Digital believes that there is another way. We have developed an award winning Apprenticeship programme to give you on-the-job training enabling you to develop the 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 - including the design, development and support of web technologies.
We have high expectations for our Apprentices. Not only do they need to be clever, sociable and self-motivated, but from Day 1 they're a key part of our production team and fundamental to the success of the business. We track project profitability closely: we know what our Apprentices cost and what they can deliver, and ensure they know and understand this too.
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 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.
But it's critical to do your research, make a good first impression and show any prospective employer that you offer what they need.
- Find out about the different Apprenticeships 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.