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Virgin Media Leeds, UK
18 Jul, 2019
Advanced Apprenticeship
DO YOU HAVE THE CAPACITY TO HANDLE OUR NETWORK? Network Engineers build and take care of the physical network of cabling and cabinets that carry our services from technical sites to customers’ homes… As part of our Network Engineer Apprenticeship Scheme, we welcome both women and men to gain a complete understanding of our award-winning technical business practices – while making sure our valued customers are well taken care of. You’ll get to travel around your local area and learn how to operate, programme and repair broadband cabinets – scaling networks up and down to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers. At Virgin Media, all our Apprenticeship Schemes are offered on permanent contracts. And, around 90% of apprentices stay on with us – while others will have gained transferable skills that are sought after elsewhere. Let’s talk about what you’ll be doing… With fantastic help from your scheme mentor and other workmates, you’ll learn how to provide cost effective ways to deliver for all sorts of award-winning network services – such as our ultrafast broadband and advanced TV products. You’ll make sure that we make the most of our existing capacity, while helping manage the life cycle of the largest network in the UK and Europe. You’ll also be working closely with our Design, Build and Deploy teams to develop a Network Capacity Plan for the next 12-18 months. And, there’s more – we’ll need you to check network capacity for business orders and provide costs – while constantly looking for ways to improve our performance. Are you up for the challenge of being part of a 24-hour 7 day a week operation? How are you going to get there? You’ll need to have GCSEs in Maths and English (Grades C+/4-9) or equivalent – as well as a head for diagnostics and analysis that can help us prevent network problems like loss of connectivity, performance decline and network outages. Some knowledge of networks and relevant technologies is welcome but not essential. We’re more interested in dynamic free-thinkers who can manage relationships and have the confidence to stand up to the status quo. So, what can we do for you? During the scheme, you’ll gain all the experience, understanding and exposure to our leading business practices that you’ll need to kick start a successful career – and we’ll pay you a decent salary with amazing benefits while we prepare your future! In 2017, we announced our long-term vision of achieving 50/50 gender parity by 2025. It’s super-important for us to reflect equality and diversity in our workforce, especially for STEM* based subjects – and that’s why we’re encouraging men and women to hone their technical skills with us. We are looking for motivated women and men who are ready to TURN IT ON by switching to us. Join Virgin Media… Come and be a part of something special!
Tideway London, UK
16 Jul, 2019
Intermediate Apprenticeship
About Us  Tideway is a new company that launched in August 2015 with the sole task of cleaning up the River Thames by tackling the current sewage pollution, and more importantly, to reconnect London with its river for business and leisure.  It is one of the largest construction projects of its type in Europe, but the Thames Tideway Tunnel is not just an engineering project, it’s about building a better London We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Junior Content Producer Apprentice at Tideway, we will provide you with the tools to develop into a skilled professional in content production It is an exciting time to join Content Production the industry is challenging and ever changing, in this apprenticeship you will learn something new every day.  The Content Production Apprenticeship could lead to a career in advertising, marketing or in a digital agency. If you would like to join a company where there will be lots of opportunity to develop, stretch and progress read on  What does the apprenticeship involve? The apprenticeship requires a commitment to study, which could include time away from the office. You will be expected to balance work responsibilities and academic studies, but we will support you along the way. The Role This is an exciting new opportunity for an apprentice to join the external affairs team at Tideway, to develop skills in content production and be part of a diverse, quick-paced and motivated team.  Location of the role You will be based at our newly refurbished offices in London Bridge Qualification Junior Content Production Apprenticeship Level 3 Duration   12-18 months Responsibilities  Whilst also learning the skills of digital content production, you could develop your abilities in copywriting and internal communications.  As the junior content producer, you will be expected to: • Find interesting stories both on construction sites and with a human-interest angle • Develop a strong interviewing technique  • Create online video content for both internal and external audiences • Write news copy for the website, Tideway newspaper and community publications • Edit copy produced internally • Create content for Tideway’s social media channel What type of person are we looking for…? This role will be ideal for someone he would like to study the Level 3 Junior Content Producer Apprenticeship, whilst earning on the job and putting the skills you learn into practice with both print and digital content. We always support colleagues to develop their talent, but the following skills would ensure you have the necessary skills for the apprenticeship If you are enthusiastic, a quick learner, able to work independently and have excellent written and verbal communication skills then read on …. This will be a varied and challenging position, with lots of travel across London and an ability to put others at ease. You will need to be passionate about telling stories and committed to creating content under tight timescales.  Characteristics  - Creativity and flair  - Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to write effectively for a variety of audiences.  - Planning / organisational skills; ability to manage own time/ commitments; focussed on meeting deadlines - Attention to detail.  - Competent in absorbing and retaining, accurately recording and communicating complicated information  - Courteous, tactful and diplomatic  - Willing to work flexible hours to get job done.  What you will need • Minimum of 5 GCSEs A*-C (4-9) including Maths and English or equivalent qualifications • Be eligible to work in the UK and will not be in full-time education by September 2019 • Have lived in the UK and/or EU for 3 years prior to September 2019 What we will offer you • Tuition fees paid • Competitive salary • Funding for books • Retail discounts ranging from high street retailers • 30 days annual leave • 5 Volunteering days per year • Company laptop
National Physical Laboratory (NPL) Nationwide
16 Jul, 2019
Advanced Apprenticeship
“I’ve not felt like an apprentice. I’ve felt like a member of the team.’ Brad – Junior Measurement Scientist Put simply, the National Physical Laboratory helps set the standards by which everything is measured – combatting issues on a global scale such as climate change, curing diseases and the development of cutting-edge communications technology. At NPL, our apprentices are making their mark and getting involved in real projects, whilst developing invaluable skills and gaining qualifications. Passionate about their chosen field, they’ve chosen an apprenticeship as a way of getting ahead. And you could too. Being an apprentice at NPL As an apprentice, we’ll expect you to get involved in delivering ground-breaking science, metrology and engineering projects that have a global impact right from the very start – something that doesn’t faze you at all. That’s because you’ll be learning from industry experts who will blend practical experience with the kind of invaluable guidance and theory that will set you on track to gain your Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in either Science (a two-year programme), or Metrology (three years), or Engineering (four years). We’ll even support your development into Professional Institute Memberships. We’ll push and challenge you. But you’ll never feel out of your depth as we’re here to support you and fulfil your potential with us. From team-building and networking, to mindfulness, social evenings and team sports events at the NPL pavilion, we’ll give you the opportunities and skills you need to succeed. What does it take to be an apprentice here? Mostly, we’re looking for passion and potential. You need to genuinely want a career in science, engineering or metrology. So, if you’re a school leaver and have just completed either your GCSEs or A-Levels and want to get on, we’re excited to hear from you.  Beyond that, we’re looking for someone who’ll thrive in an environment like ours. At NPL we learn from each other, respect each other and work together to do better. For ourselves and for our customers. And whilst we’re always looking to stretch beyond what we know, we don’t make things more complicated when there’s no need. Together, we’re helping make the impossible, possible. About NPL At NPL we learn from each other, respect each other and work together to do better. For ourselves and for our customers. And whilst we’re always looking to stretch beyond what we know, we don’t make things more complicated when there’s no need.  Diversity and well-being As a national laboratory, we’re exploring even more commercial routes to market and that’s presenting us with greater opportunity – for you and us. Our success relies on the diversity and talent of our people, we strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued and supported to excel in their chosen field. This value is at the core of our organisation. We believe in a culture of fairness by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, background or any other factor irrelevant to a person’s work. At NPL we are committed to the health and wellbeing of our employees. Flexible working and social activities are embedded in our culture to create a positive work-life balance, along with a broad range of benefits (see our careers website for more information). As part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we signed up to the Institute of Physics'  Project Juno  in 2015 as a Juno Supporter. NPL were proud to be awarded Juno Practitioner status in 2018. NPL also joined  Stonewall  as a Diversity champion in 2015, participating in their annual Workplace Equality Index for the equality of LGBT+ community at NPL. In 2018, NPL became a member of the  Business Disability Forum  and joined the disability confident scheme as level 1 committed employer. To ensure everyone has an equal chance, we’re always willing to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss, please  contact us. Please note we will be reviewing applications throughout the recruitment, so would encourage you to apply now. We will be publishing assessment centre dates in the next couple of weeks.
Santander Milton Keynes, UK
16 Jul, 2019
Degree Apprenticeship
Our Digital Engineering Degree Apprenticeship is the perfect place to realise your future whilst influencing the future of financial technology. It’s a dedicated four year apprenticeship, on which you’ll develop your technical and business skills; building the relationships that could influence the rest of your career. What’s more, you’ll gain your Digital and Technology Solutions Degree as you work, all without the expensive university fees. By the time you’ve graduated, you’ll be a trusted technical professional, working as part of a leading technology team. As part of the program you will engage in all phases of software and network product development. You will analyse and translate the needs from the business into information and technical requirements. Your role will involve being part of the team that builds, reviews and implements the integration of projects across applications, systems and platforms to achieve business objectives, and ensure consistency across our  organisation. You will also collaborate with other solution architects, systems analysts, and developers to deliver the highest quality solutions via new and existing technologies. You’ll make a meaningful difference to live projects right from the start as you rotate across a variety of technology teams. The development of key business skills such as preparing and delivering presentations, or managing your own budgets and key stakeholders, will compliment your technical education. You’ll get to learn from some of the industry’s most skilled and proud technology professionals, developing the skills and good habits that will set you apart as you progress your career. The apprenticeship ultimately offers a permanent role with Santander and following graduation you will have opportunities to further develop your career within Digital and Technology across the business. Where you’ll work As a Digital Engineering Degree Apprentice, you will be based in our head office and Digital/IT hub in Milton Keynes (Grafton Gate, Eldergate, or Shenley Wood). What we’re looking for in you A predicted or achieved total of 104 UCAS points (top 3 A levels or equivalent calculated points only) from the new UCAS scoring methodology, in STEM related subjects A minimum of 3 GCSEs graded A-C and must include Mathematics A genuine interest in digital banking and emerging technologies Customer focused An analytical approach to work A natural curiosity and a love of developing new skills and relationships The ability to independently identify risks and opportunities, and the confidence to speak up with new ideas and perspectives Our behaviours Our people are passionate about truly listening to our customers to make banking more simple, personal and fair. And change like that doesn’t happen unless we all speak up with new ideas and challenge things that could be better. It’s a culture of respect, where everyone supports each other to keep their promises and go above-and-beyond – every day. Successful candidates will join the business at the end of September 2019. You can review our recent Digital Technology Apprenticeship livechat discussion  here. Santander are an equal opportunities employer who are simple personal and fair in everything we do. For more information on our commitment to equal opportunities, please visit our diversity page  here Realise your future.
Smith & Williamson Southampton, UK
16 Jul, 2019
Higher Apprenticeship
At Smith & Williamson we recruit high calibre people with the skills, knowledge and commitment to meet the demands of the business. The graduate programme is a structured training programme combining practical experience with technical studies, as well as providing numerous opportunities to increase your skill set with internal courses ranging from personal impact and negotiation skills to time management to delivering presentations. What will I be doing? Our business tax team provides tax and consulting services to a wide range of companies, from large multinational groups to owner-managed businesses. Our tax advice is designed to meet our clients' agreed commercial objectives considering all relevant taxes, not only corporation tax. We provide practical advice, we regularly negotiate with HM Revenue & Customs and members of our team sit on a number of leading professional and industry committees. Working closely with our senior tax professionals, you’ll feel yourself improving day by day as they teach you the intricacies of their trade. One moment you could be helping a small business ensure they are tax compliant; the next, you could be learning the complex, but fascinating cross-border considerations of international tax. We believe that hands-on experience is key to creating well-rounded trusted business advisers this means you'll be doing real work from the outset. Duties of the Tax Apprentice role are as follows: • Assist with research assignments, advisory projects and drafting technical documentation • Assisting other group members in professional work and providing support where required • Supporting more qualified staff on more complex client situations • Acquire and build relationship with your own clients and begin to supervise new trainees after approximately one year • Compliance assurance • Be committed and motivated to studying towards the joint ACA/CTA qualifications • Be able to deliver first class client service and work effectively as part of a team • Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing What training and development will I receive in my first few years? During your training contract you will study towards the Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) & Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) joint qualification. Academic requirements: • 112 UCAS points (or equivalent) in your top three A-levels (excluding General Studies) • GCSE English and maths (or equivalent) at a minimum of grade B
Smith & Williamson London, UK
16 Jul, 2019
Higher Apprenticeship
The Apprenticeship Programme is designed for those who are looking for an alternative to university.  For those interested in this role, who are already at university, please apply to the Graduate Programme instead. At Smith & Williamson we recruit high calibre people with the skills, knowledge and commitment to meet the demands of the business. The Apprenticeship Programme is a structured training programme combining practical experience with technical studies, as well as providing numerous opportunities to increase your skill set with internal courses ranging from personal impact and negotiation skills to time management to delivering presentations. Our business tax team provides tax and consulting services to a wide range of companies, from quoted multinational groups to owner-managed businesses.  Our tax advice is designed to meet our clients' agreed commercial objectives considering all relevant taxes, not only corporation tax.  We provide practical advice, we regularly negotiate with HM Revenue & Customs and members of our team sit on a number of leading professional and industry committees.  What will I be doing? We believe that hands-on experience is key to creating well-rounded trusted business advisers.  As part of our business tax team you'll work alongside senior tax professionals with a range of expertise, this means you'll be doing real work from the outset.  Duties of the Tax Apprentice role are as follows: Preparation of corporation tax computations and returns (CT600s) General compliance including keeping records of tax payments, advising clients of key filing and payment dates and communicating with the HM Revenue & Customs where necessary Preparing billing analysis of work completed and draft fee notes to clients Assist with research assignments and drafting technical documentation Assisting other group members in professional work and providing support where required What training and development will I receive in my first few years? Alongside your work and internal training courses you will receive first-class professional training as you study for the Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB) and Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) qualifications. To be successful in this role you will: Be committed and motivated to studying towards the CFAB and ACA qualifications Be able to deliver first class client service and work effectively as part of a team Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing Be well organised and have the ability to prioritise your own workload Have a high level of general commercial awareness Take a diligent and efficient approach to work Demonstrate a professional and polite approach  Academic requirements: 280 UCAS points (or equivalent) in your top three A-levels (excluding General Studies) GCSE English and maths (or equivalent) at a minimum of grade B  We review applications as we receive them therefore it is advised you apply early. 
Smith & Williamson Guildford, London, Salisbury, Bristol and Southampton
16 Jul, 2019
Higher Apprenticeship
At Smith & Williamson we recruit high calibre people with the skills, knowledge and commitment to meet the demands of the business. The apprenticeship programme is a structured training programme combining practical experience with technical studies, as well as providing numerous opportunities to increase your skill set with internal courses ranging from personal impact and negotiation skills to time management to delivering presentations. What will I be doing? Many businesses need to reassure investors and other stakeholders on their financial performance, even where a full audit isn’t necessary, appropriate, or required by law. We provide wide-reaching financial advisory services to international clients across a number of industries and a diverse client base, ranging from small businesses and family enterprise start-ups to non-profit organisations. As part of our Assurance & Business Services team you will be working with our clients, checking that numbers stack up with fact. This means providing advice and solutions that really make a difference.  Many of our audits last just one or two weeks, which means you'll quickly gain exposure to a variety of businesses. You'll also build valuable client experience, developing the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective auditor and trusted business adviser. From early on in your career here you’ll be working as part of a team, in the office or at clients’ premises, learning how they operate, speaking to key contacts, checking that data is accurate, and questioning any differences. On-the-job training and studying towards your professional qualification will enable you to gain a full understanding of the technical aspects of audit and accountancy and additional financial advisory services. Duties of the Audit Apprentice role are as follows: Develop an understanding of our client’s and their businesses Complete audit programmes and form conclusions on each individual test and section completed Highlight issues and problems for the attention of senior management Become familiar with our audit and accounting software Discuss queries with client staff, obtaining relevant information and explanations Resolve queries whether of an audit or accountancy nature Work as part of a team to undertake a variety of audit and accountancy tasks for our diverse client base Understand from your manager the scope of tasks allocated and objectives to be achieved Keep seniors and managers fully informed of any issues and problems, ensure work is completed to a level agreed with the manager and record clearly and concisely the work done Prioritise tasks whilst monitoring time against budget Support department events and procedures and build relationships within Smith & Williamson What training and development will I receive in my first few years? Alongside your work and internal training courses you will receive first-class professional training as you study for the Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB) and Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) qualifications. Academic requirements: 280 UCAS points (or equivalent) in your top three A-levels (excluding General Studies) GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent) at a minimum of grade B Application process Stage 1 – complete our online application form Stage 2 – online verbal  and numerical reasoning test Stage 3 – assessment centre Stage 4 – first round telephone interview Stage 5 – final round interview If you are/will be an A-level qualified candidate (or equivalent) looking for first class training in Assurance & Business Services and meet our requirements, we would like to hear from you. For further information and to apply please visit our trainee website;  www.smithandwilliamsontrainees.co.uk We review applications as we receive them therefore it is advised you apply early. 
Smith & Williamson Bristol, Guildford, Southampton and London
16 Jul, 2019
Advanced Apprenticeship
At Smith & Williamson we recruit high calibre people with the skills, knowledge and commitment to meet the demands of the business. At Smith & Williamson we recruit high calibre people with the skills, knowledge and commitment to meet the demands of the business. The apprenticeship programme is a structured training programme combining practical experience with technical studies, as well as providing numerous opportunities to increase your skill set with internal courses ranging from personal impact and negotiation skills to time management to delivering presentations. What will I be doing? Many businesses need to reassure investors and other stakeholders on their financial performance, even where a full audit isn’t necessary, appropriate, or required by law. We provide wide-reaching financial advisory services to international clients across a number of industries and a diverse client base, ranging from small businesses and family enterprise start-ups to non-profit organisations. As part of our Assurance & Business Services team you will be working with our clients, checking that numbers stack up with fact. This means providing advice and solutions that really make a difference. On-the-job training and studying towards your professional qualification will enable you to gain a full understanding of the technical aspects of accountancy and additional financial advisory services. Duties of the Accounts Assistant role include the following: Accurate processing of clients’ financial data and the preparation of annual financial accounts and associated outputs therefrom, within the timeframe agreed with the client or required by statute. Preparation of management accounts and internal reports. Support in providing the full range of business outsourced services to clients including: working with cloud based accounting software, ixbrl tagging, company secretarial tasks, VAT returns, payroll submissions. Using cloud technology to improve client accounting and business processes. Prepare annual financial statements including statutory accounts, predominately under FRS102. This includes consolidated financial statements for our group clients. Interactions with clients to undertake accounting work as required – both over telephone/e-mail and on-site client visits. Work closely with the audit and business tax teams to provide a seamless service to clients and ensure deadlines are met. Be prepared to share ideas about how best to operate the accounts preparation process in order to improve efficiencies for the firm – particularly with the use of technology Prioritise tasks whilst monitoring time against budget Support department events and procedures and build relationships within Smith & Williamson What training and development will I receive in my first few years? Alongside your work and internal training courses you will receive first-class professional training as you study for the AAT qualification during the first two years. Apprentices that are successful with both study and work experience during the first two years will be offered the opportunity to study further for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification. To be successful in this role you will: Be committed and motivated to studying towards the AAT and ACCA qualifications Be able to deliver first class client service and work effectively as part of a team Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing Have a high level of general commercial awareness Use of IT – be able to work on bookkeeping packages, accounts production software and Excel Flexible – to assist with other ad hoc services that arise from time to time Innovative – have a keen interest using cloud technology to create efficiencies and automation in processes Be prepared to develop an understanding of FRS102 and FRS 102 1A  Smith & Williamson recruit on a rolling basis, however roles may close when vacancies are filled so you are encouraged to apply early
Smith & Williamson Nationwide
16 Jul, 2019
Higher Apprenticeship
Smith & Williamson is a leading independently owned financial services firm combining an accountancy practice, investment management arm and a private bank. We provide award winning services to a broad range of clients such as start-ups, high-net-worth individuals, corporates, professional practices and non-profit organisations. We have 12 offices around the UK, Ireland and Jersey, and we’re a member of Nexia International, a top 10 global network of independent accounting and consulting firms. This means we’re well-connected to thousands of colleagues around the world, exchanging knowledge and professional expertise daily. A career here means having more you-time than you might get in other firms. We can also offer you much more responsibility than you might expect. You’ll be working on real projects and liaising with a number of individuals in other departments right from the start — it’s this approach that makes this a more fulfilling place to work. If you’re looking to get more out of your future, we think you’ll love life with Smith & Williamson. What will I be doing? At Smith & Williamson we recruit high calibre people with the skills, knowledge and commitment to meet the demands of the business. As a Trainee Compliance Officer, you will combine practical work experience with numerous opportunities to increase your skill set with internal courses. Performing daily duties associated with the firm’s internal compliance controls and to ensure ongoing compliance with the FCA’s investment & borrowing powers rules, FUND rules, Central Bank of Ireland UCITS Regulations and any other regulations specific to Smith & Williamson. Duties of the Trainee Compliance Officer are as follows: Undertake monitoring of Smith & Williamson Investment Management managed funds to ensure compliance with the investment & borrowing powers limits as provided for by COLL regulation, the relevant Irish UCITS Regulations and the fund’s prospectus. Identify, investigate and report on findings, errors and breaches. Liaise with the investment and fund administration departments to ensure compliance with regulatory rules and the firm’s procedures. Provide appropriate, consistent answers to general queries from the business, escalating more complicated issues as necessary. Fund documentation approval Assist in the review of fund prospectuses, and reports to ensure that they comply with rules and requirements. Assist in the review and feedback on financial promotions for SWFAL funds. Reporting to the CIS Compliance Associate Director, assist the department in general compliance matters and monitoring. Keep up to date with relevant changes in regulation and business processes. What training and development will I receive in my first few years? Alongside your work you will also have the opportunity to attend internal training courses and receive on-going on the job training. To be successful in this role you will: Be committed and motivated to developing your experience within Compliance. Be able to deliver first class client service and work effectively as part of a team Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing Have a high level of general commercial awareness Academic requirements: Achieved two A levels, grade B or above (or equivalent qualification) Be willing to study towards the Investment Operations Certificate
Royal Air Force Nationwide
16 Jul, 2019
Intermediate Apprenticeship
Do you want to work on the front line of defence for the RAF? Helping to prepare and maintain weapons and explosives, making sure they’re ready at a moment’s notice. As a Weapon Technician, you will have the unique opportunity to equip aircraft with guided weapons, missiles, bombs and aircraft guns. From working on weapons systems aboard aircrafts to repairing ejection seats, no two days will be the same. The RAF will provide you with specialist training allowing you to gain a Level 3 Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering.  Once completing your Level 3 Diploma, you will be able to gain your NVQ Level 3 Advanced apprenticeship during your first tour. There is no apprenticeship as exciting as this, learning new skills, whilst playing a vital role in protection of the UK and our allies. With opportunities to travel the globe and make lifelong friends. Requirements Be aged 16 - 47 years of age GCSE grade C or above in; English language, Maths and an approved Science-based subject or equivalent  Be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, holder of dual UK/other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen since birth.  UK residency restrictions apply. Commit to minimum 3 years post phase two training  Health requirements-BMI and Eye sight checks Fitness requirements- 2.4km run, Multi-stage fitness test, Press-up & Sit-ups

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