Virgin Media is pioneering flexible careers at the entry level stage with the UK’s first ever part time apprenticeship scheme.
The launch comes as part of National Apprenticeship Week 2018 and should help hundreds of young people to start a flexible part time career with a leading company.
Virgin Media has been offering apprenticeships for the last ten years and over 800 people have completed one of their schemes. Over half of their first crop of apprentices from 2008 still work for Virgin Media and the company has boosted its number of female apprentices by two thirds between 2016 and 2017.
In the last few years, Virgin Media has won many prestigious awards for its entry level careers – including ‘Top 100 Employer’ in the School Leaver Awards, ‘Top 70 Employers’ by Rate My Apprenticeship – and was the winner of the Job Crowd’s Top 100 Company awards.
Commenting on the launch of the new part time apprenticeship scheme, Chief People Officer for Virgin Media, Catherine Lynch, said. “On the job learning works for everyone. Our flexible and diverse apprenticeships are helping jump-start careers across Virgin Media from aspiring field-technicians right through to finance gurus. There has never been a better time to join our team.”
Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, the Right Honourable Anne Milton MP, welcomed Virgin Media’s flexible initiative, saying: “It’s fantastic to see firms like Virgin Media investing in new high-quality apprenticeships. This new part-time apprenticeship will make it even easier for people training on the job and will help develop the digital skills our economy urgently needs.”
Apprenticeships on offer at Virgin Media include:
- Data Analyst
- Data Engineer
- Digital Provisioning Engineer
- Head End Engineer
- Network Engineer
- Service & Install Field Technician
You can find out more about all of Virgin Media’s apprenticeships on this page of their careers site.