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A QA Apprenticeship is your first step to a real job and career in IT, Sales and Business.
Why choose QA Apprenticeships:
- 100% of QA Apprentices have jobs from day one of their 12–14 month apprenticeship programmes
- Over 90% secure employment after their QA Apprenticeship – this is 20% higher than the national average*
- Award-winning programmes - IT Systems & Networking, IT Software & Web Development, Professional Sales, Business and Project Management
- Our apprentices work for industry leaders including Atos, British Gas, BSkyB, Capgemini and Cisco
- Award-winning apprenticeships provider rated 'Good' by Ofsted
- Leading apprenticeship partner for Microsoft, Oracle and Association of Project Management
Apply for a QA Apprenticeship – today
* National priorities for NAS Priority 2010/11
Raising the bar ‘Hire’ during National Apprenticeship Week
28th March 2013, 12:26
QA Apprenticeships celebrated National Apprenticeship Week 2013 with a range of regional and national activities showing how apprenticeships offered a route to a successful career which was encapsulated in the slogan Hire Education - The smarter way to a brighter future. Activities included: An appearance in the Guardian newspaper apprenticeships supplement on 11 March BBC Radio Solent interviewing Beth Dennett, a QA apprentice at IT Support Business - click here...
QA Apprenticeships releases Hire Education 'mockumentary'
12th March 2013, 10:24
Apprenticeships provider takes a sideways look at office etiquette to help new starters make the transition from school to the workplace. QA Apprenticeships is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2013 by releasing a ‘mockumentary’-style film to discuss the challenges of starting a new job. The video aims to help young people moving from school into professional life, to make them aware of the situations they might encounter and the correct way to deal with...
Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week with an award winning apprenticeships provider.
6th March 2013, 09:58
National Apprenticeship Week, 11 – 15 March 2013 National Apprenticeship Week is just a few weeks away and there is no better time to become an apprentice with QA Apprenticeships – an award winning apprenticeships provider. We recently won the coveted Apprenticeship Programme of the Year award for the second consecutive year at the prestigious Learning & Performance Institute awards Why choose QA Apprenticeships? 100% of QA Apprentices have jobs from...
Atos to train over 70 new IT apprentices in 2013 with QA Apprenticeships
19th February 2013, 16:08
Atos partners with leading apprenticeships provider QA to add significant numbers to its technology apprentice intake. Atos has expanded its apprentice training programme in 2013 to take on over 70 apprentices in sites all over the UK. The global technology company will offer opportunities to those seeking careers in ICT systems, software development, business and project management. The expansion is the latest positive step for the Atos apprenticeship programme, which...
QA wins Apprenticeship Programme of the Year 2013
12th February 2013, 11:15
Leading apprenticeships provider retains the award for groundbreaking apprenticeship programme. QA Apprenticeships won the coveted Apprenticeship Programme of the Year award for the second consecutive year at last week’s prestigious Learning & Performance Institute awards. In 2013 the Institute recognised QA’s innovation, creating bespoke apprenticeships for corporate employers. Its ongoing work with Cisco delivering consultancy, and sourcing and training...
QA leads on Microsoft's 2016 apprenticeships for 2016 initiative
1st February 2013, 16:49
QA Apprentice meets First Minister Alex Salmond as Microsoft pledges to create over 2000 IT jobs in Scotland. Microsoft launched their 2016 for 2016 initiative with the help of First Minister Alex Salmond and QA Apprentice Jamie Hill, generating widespread coverage including from the BBC and The Herald. The pledge, to create 2016 IT Modern apprenticeships in three years, will double Microsoft’s apprentice intake in Scotland. It is part of the technology giant’s...
Training provider withdrawal from adult learning business; what next for young people?
14th January 2013, 14:41
Following recent announcements of apprenticeship provider's withdrawal in the media, disappointed young people who are hoping to launch their career with an apprenticeship may be unsure where to turn to. The closure, reported in The Daily Telegraph this week, has been attributed to the government now only funding ‘employer led’ apprenticeships - jobs with training - leading to a reduced demand. However, QA Apprenticeships want to assure all young people and...
The training company won its first award in February for its pioneering work in developing effective apprenticeship frameworks in IT systems and networking, software development, sales and business in partnership with hundreds of employers across the UK. For 2013, the Institute recognised QA's bespoke apprenticeship development for corporate employers. Its ongoing work with Cisco, to deliver consultancy and training for the global telecommunications company's first...
Make the switch to QA – take the Apprenticeship challenge.
18th December 2012, 09:22
"The biggest risk is not taking any risk... In a world that's changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks." Mark Zuckerberg, University drop out and founder of Facebook. This time of the year can be difficult for sixth form, college or university students as assignments, debts and exam stress build up at the start of the year. It's not too late to make the switch, QA Apprenticeships, an award-winning apprenticeships...
Atos picked up the Best Business Newcomer accolade at Skills Development Scotland's (SDS) recent Modern Apprenticeship Awards 2012. The awards showcase businesses that have demonstrated initiative, enterprise and outstanding commitment to skills development within the Scottish economy, through their involvement in modern apprenticeships. QA's Apprenticeship with Atos gives school and college leavers a chance to build a career in IT using formal training and development...
Follow the crowd to university or do an apprenticeship and kick start your career?
20th November 2012, 09:49
If you’re looking for a new direction and want a real job, a real salary and qualifications employers want then a QA Apprenticeship in IT, sales or business is for you. Sam Jones chose a QA Apprenticeship over college and now he is thriving in an IT role. Are you going to follow the crowd to university or take the smarter route to a brighter future by doing an apprenticeship? QA Apprenticeships in IT, sales and business offer you a real job, a real salary and qualifications...
QA Apprentices meet David Cameron for Microsoft ‘Get On’ launch
8th November 2012, 12:25
Award-winning IT apprentices meet Prime Minister in wake of calls for apprenticeships reform Five of QA Apprenticeships’ brightest young trainees met Prime Minister David Cameron and Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, yesterday for the launch of Microsoft’s ‘Get On’ initiative at Downing Street. The initiative is the successor to Microsoft’s ‘Britain Works’ scheme, aiming to get young people working with and mastering Microsoft...