What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is employment with training, so as an apprentice you will benefit from gaining recognised qualifications alongside gaining job specific skills.  As an apprentice you will be in employment earning a wage and working alongside experienced staff.  You will also get time (approximately 1 day per week) for study related to role supported by academic staff in our risual Academies and our industry qualified assessors who will visit you in your workplace.

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Looking for an exciting new career?

Risual apprenticeships are designed by industry experts risual, a Microsoft Gold Partner covering the whole Microsoft stack.

By completing your apprenticeship with risual you will be undertaking actual industry standard Microsoft certified qualifications, these include:

MTA Networking Fundamentals
MTA Software Fundamentals
MTA Mobility and Devices
MTA Cloud Fundamentals

And also some MCP exams including the MCP Cloud Fundamentals in our specialist Microsoft Azure Apprenticeship.

Want to earn while you learn through to degree level?

Our apprenticeships are available from Level 3 through to degree level, so you can still become a graduate in an IT pathway whilst also gaining work experience, but with no debt and earning a wage!

About the Course

This Apprenticeship framework provides the skills, knowledge and competence required to become an IT, Software, Web or Telecoms Professional in a wide range of job roles such as:

  • IT Technical Support
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Database Administrator
  • Telecoms Engineer Network Planner

The Apprenticeship programme combines skills and knowledge with employment in an IT role, meaning that apprentices are paid throughout the programme. Apprentices can apply and improve their skills in the workplace to complement the instructor-led learning.

Our apprenticeships are designed to address the Digital Skills shortage in the region and are funded or part funded by the European Social Fund.