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As an IT apprentice you will learn first-hand what is required to be a successful professional in a leading organisation.
Assisting with day to day responsibilities as well as taking on longer term projects for your team, you will gain experience in a broad range of activities that will enable you to develop both key employability and industry specific skills.
You will have the chance to earn while you learn, put into practice the theory learned at university and gain 4 years’ worth of work experience.
Who you are
If you are passionate about IT and want to get practical hands on experience based on the theory you've learned so far this is an ideal opportunity.
You have strong attention to detail and enjoy getting into the nitty gritty of analysing data. You will then be able to interpret this data to offer solutions to real problems.
You enjoy working as part of an innovative team and have a flair for problem solving, often coming up with creative solutions.
You are confident presenting your ideas to others using your excellent communication skills.
How long is the scheme?
Where you'll be based
Milton Keynes (with opportunities to travel).
What you'll be doing
You will study part-time at one of Network Rail's partnered universities in order to achieve a BSc (Hons) in the relevant discipline, spending the first 12 weeks living and studying on university campus before starting work within the organisation.
After that you will return to university once or twice a year for block study weeks returning to the work place to complete university assignments and gaining relevant work experience at the same time.
You’ll be based within a team in the IT department, liaising with colleagues across the organisation on a daily basis. You could be involved in anything from implementing cutting-edge, innovative technologies and applications like digital railway traffic management and accident prevention, to playing a supporting role in the delivery of a significant business change initiative to working in one of our business as usual departments (Information Security, IT Support Services).
You can expect to gain a depth of experience and a variety of challenging situations within the team you will be placed. Typical responsibilities include supporting special projects for senior leaders, preparing and delivering internal presentations or reports, analysing data, reactive work managing risks and issues. You may also be required to lead a small workstreams within larger projects and programmes and be able to learn what it means to be an IT Project Manager, Business/Strategic Analyst, Database Administrator, Information Security Analyst as well as other IT roles.
What's in it for you?
Pay and Benefits
£17,000 starting salary with 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays. Find out more about benefits.
In order for a candidate to be considered for entry to the Network Rail level 6 apprenticeship scheme they must hold the following Academic qualifications:
Candidates must also be on track to achieve three A levels grades B, C, C or 102 UCAS points before the start date of the level 6 apprenticeship.
Five GCSEs grade 9-4 (A* to C) in the following subjects:
Grade 9 to 4 are equivalents to grade A* to C GCSEs
*Please note that NVQ or BTEC Level 1 in an Engineering subject will not meet the required standard.
** English Literature will only be accepted as an additional qualification.
Candidates can be considered for the scheme if they hold equivalent qualifications to GCSEs grade C at level 2 or above in a BTEC, NVQ or Functional Skills.
Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English will be accepted. All three parts in English must be completed. We will not just accept the English Reading or Writing.
To satisfy the requirement for ‘two other GCSEs in any subject at grade A* - C’, 9 to 4 any of the following qualifications at pass level or above (merit or distinction) will be accepted:
We will accept the equivalent qualifications from across the UK. Please refer to the cross boundary qualifications links below if you are unsure.
What professional qualifications could you gain?
You will complete a 4-year degree-apprenticeship in Digital Skills and Technology Solutions (IT Consultancy Pathway). As part of your programme, you will gain a BSc (Hons) degree by studying part time at one of Network Rail's partnered universities.
Some of the module units of study will include: Systems Analysis & Design, Hardware & Networks, Programming Fundamentals, Introduction to Computer & Information Security, Database Administration, Planning and Project management, Working within People & Teams, and Business Analysis.
What opportunities are available at the end of the scheme?
We expect that you will move into roles such as junior business and software roles, covering areas from IT project management to IT business Analytics.
Why you should choose this scheme
It's a highly flexible scheme that enables you to drive your own learning. The scheme manager is responsible for setting up your first rotational placement, but thereafter it's up to you. You choose which functions you'd like to experience and tailor your programme to suit your skills, strengths and interests.
You will be supported throughout your 4 years via your scheme manager and a dedicated point of contact for your studies. Through continuous coaching and regular catch ups you will grow academically, professionally and personally.
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