Taking an IT apprenticeship

A guide for individuals

Rewarding careers

If you want an exciting and rewarding career in a fast-paced industry, an IT apprenticeship is a great starting point. You’ll get all the skills and experience you need - and get paid.

More and more companies are recruiting apprentices, with vacancies up a quarter over the last year. So there’s never been a better time to think about applying.

You can take an IT apprenticeship after GCSEs or A levels, and get the training and qualifications you need to become anything from a web designer to a cyber security specialist.

IT apprenticeships in the spotlight

Watch (below and to the right) current IT apprentices talk about their experiences and learn about the wide range of jobs they do and skills they learn.

Get started

To find out more about the opportunities out there, hear about current apprentices’ experiences, and learn what to look out for when choosing your apprenticeship, visit the IT careers advice site, BigAmbition.

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IT Advanced Apprenticeships

IT apprentices with inspHire, Ocado and EPOSability talk about their experience as an IT advanced apprentice

Being an Apprentice


IT Higher Apprenticeships

Apprentices with IBM, CapGemini and Spedi talk about their IT higher apprenticeship experience 

IT Higher App video


Requesting a certificate?

If you’ve already completed an IT apprenticeship in England, you can now request your own certificate through the Apprenticeship Certification System for England (ACE). e-skills UK will then process this request and issue the certificate. Request a certificate now.