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An apprenticeship is a paid job where you learn a specific set of skills relevant to the role. As a BT apprentice, you’ll be an essential part of our business. You’ll be doing a real role, taking on responsibility and learning new skills from day one. Working alongside experienced colleagues, you’ll gain a wealth of experience as well as job specific skills. We’ll pay you a salary whilst you’re working towards a nationally recognised apprenticeship.

Once you’ve completed your apprenticeship, we’ll give you a permanent job with us.

In a nutshell, the main benefit of an apprenticeship is that you earn as you learn.

About our apprenticeships

We offer a range of apprenticeships, so there is something for everyone. We offer everything from a 15 month, Level 2 apprenticeship in customer service to four year Level 6 degree apprenticeship in technology. We even offer some level 7 programmes in finance. The sky is really the limit! All our apprenticeships are nationally recognised and some include professional qualifications.

Our apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16, although you’ll need to make sure you meet the academic entry requirements. These vary by scheme. You can find out more on Our Programmes page.

WHAT ARE DIFFERENT TYPES OF APPRENTICESHIP?

BT offers arrange of apprenticeship levels dependent on your qualifications and the area of the business you chose to work in.

ADVANCED

You'll work towards a Level 2 or 3 NVQ through work-based learning whilst also achieving functional skills, which are supported by a knowledge based qualification such as a BTEC.

HIGHER

You'll work towards Level 4 through work-based learning which is consolidated by the achievement of a foundation degree.

FULL DEGREE

You'll work towards our work-based learning degree qualification.

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Who funds the apprenticeship?

You won't pay anything towards your apprenticeship. We'll pay for your training as well as offering you a starting salary of £16,179. If you're employed in London you'll receive an additional allowance of either £3,380 (inner London) or £1,670 (outer London) depending on your location.

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How long does it take?

The length of the apprenticeships BT offers depends on the level of qualification you are working towards. Typically our apprenticeships are between eighteen months and four years.

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Where does it take place?

BT apprenticeships offer a structured programme that takes you through the skills needed to complete your apprenticeship. Along the way you are supported by our dedicated apprentice development team. As most of the time is spent in the workplace, the majority of training takes place on the job. However, a few of our apprenticeships do have additional training taking place at a local college or a specialist training organisation.

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How is learning achieved through the apprenticeship?

BT apprenticeships offer a structured programme that takes you through the skills needed to complete your apprenticeship. Along the way you are supported by our dedicated apprentice development team. As most of the time is spent in the workplace, the majority of training takes place on the job. However, a few of our apprenticeships do have additional training taking place at a local college or a specialist training organisation. The outcome of this blended learning method will be a vocational qualiļ¬cation which will help you succeed in your job and progress in your future career.

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What are the advantages of a BT apprenticeship?

The main advantages from doing an apprenticeship with BT, is a secure job from day one, which includes all the benefits of being a permanent BT employee. A competitive salary, working towards a professional qualification and being supported by an apprentice network.

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