There are so many further education routes to consider, all offering different benefits for you and your future. Opportunities such as A Levels in 6th Form, Traineeship, College, University, full or part time employment work, apprenticeships and much more. It can be difficult to determine what is best suited to you and your personality.

Many great companies offer apprenticeships to young people across the UK, but how do you know where you get the most benefits from for a real future in your chosen industry?

Here are ten reasons that make a risual apprenticeship stand out from the crowd and why you should consider starting your career with us:

1. Earning whilst you are learning.
Of course, like any other apprenticeship you will earn a monthly salary whilst learning on the job in a busy real life working environment.
risual offer a 71% higher annual wage than the average apprenticeship salary across the UK, motivating and encouraging you to do well within your job role.

2. On the job training.
We are passionate about the growth of individuals and want you to achieve great things. To support your development within the role we ensure you are taking Microsoft Industry recognised qualifications and certifications to really enhance your self-growth and development.
We tailor-make these qualifications to suit whatever job role you are in, whether it be IT Technical Support, Marketing, Business Administration, Cyber Security Specialist and much more. We ensure you are on the most beneficial course to ensure you are getting the most out of your role.

3. Not a technical person? We have various apprenticeships.
When people hear IT apprenticeship, they think all things technical and engineering – but this isn’t all we offer. The It industry is huge and always changing, we have so many opportunities available for all kinds of people.
Apprenticeship examples; IT Front Line Support, Human Resources, Digital Marketing, Azure Specialist, Business Administration, Web and Telecoms Professionals, Software Testers, Finance, Sales Operations and much more.

4. Genuine career prospects.
At risual, we focus on you as an apprentice to achieve great things and do well with your personal and professional development. We have seen 64 apprentices graduate into full time contracted employees at risual Ltd along with working their way up the career ladder – some being promoted to team leads, consulting and more.
There are plenty of opportunities for you as an individual to grow and develop in risual Ltd – we will support you along your journey to ensure you are achieving your very best.

5. Work with people just like yourself.
We have a real passion for motivating young people to work in the innovative IT industry which is why you will be working closely to people just like yourselves – young enthusiastic apprentices and graduates who are keen to grow and develop their skills. At risual we have 68 employees who are aged between 16-25 – majority of this number being apprentices and graduates.

6. Time to study and gain qualifications in your local risual Microsoft Academy.
Trying to find the space and time to complete your coursework and gain your specific qualification can be quite difficult alongside working in a busy environment. We have developed the apprenticeship scheme to cover all your needs including a quiet space for you to take time out of your working hours solely to focus on developing your training. At your local college, you will receive a set amount of time at the risual Microsoft Academy to study and focus on your coursework ensuring you are becoming a qualified trained individual.

7. Industry standard assessors.
To support you on you risual journey our industry qualified assessors will provide constant support and guidance as you take your exams and get Microsoft Certified. To make you feel more comfortable, we have assessors who have previously been a risual apprentice and worked their way up the ladder – this will make you feel a lot more supported, speaking with someone who has been in the same position as you.

8. Microsoft Gold Partner
What better way to be on your A game in the IT industry than to be working with a Microsoft Gold Partner? risual are at the forefront of the newest and latest Microsoft technology and tools allowing you to explore deeper into the innovate IT industry.

9. You don’t need to be a technical IT engineer with experience.
You don’t need to be a crazy technical guru to work here. You just need to be enthusiastic, motivated to learn more and not afraid to get hands on! We have business and technical roles across the company supporting various departments. Check out our twitter page to see what we have available @risualeducation

10. We recognise and reward you for your hard work.
Working hard for five days of the week deserves recognition, we reward you with our brilliant and unique benefits scheme. We offer you things such as;
• Company pension scheme
• Your Birthday off work
• 28 days holiday plus bank holidays
• Break out areas
• Death in service scheme
• Free tea and coffee, fruit and sweets all day
• Comprehensive private medical
• Family day
• Wellbeing week
• Monthly social pizza nights
• Child care vouchers
• risual summit twice per year

Email us at or call us on 01785 226444 to find out more about our apprenticeship offerings and let us know what you’re interested in.
Follow our risual twitter page to stay up to date with the company and follow our risual education page to find out what vacancies we have available currently.