Our aim at Just IT Apprenticeships is to match bright young tech enthusiasts with forward-thinking employers to introduce new talent into the digital industries. We also help organisations bridge their skills gap by upskilling employees with IT and Digital qualifications.
Hire New IT & Digital Talent
The Apprenticeship scheme can give you access to enthusiastic digital natives looking to launch their IT or digital career. Apprentices work with an employer for 12-24 months while undertaking key qualifications and soft skill development training with Just IT. Following completion of the programme, employers have the option to offer Apprentices a permanent full time position.
Fund Your Internal Workforce Development Programme
Our training can be used to benefit your internal workforce development programme. Allow us to expand your employees’ knowledge and skillset with key industry qualifications, ensuring them they grow in today’s thriving digital economy.
“Mesh Computers engaged with Just IT early 2014 looking for new talents around the local area. Just IT had provided us a great service, benefiting from a range of young apprentices of high quality ( at the moment having 3 apprentice on board and looking to get the 4th one).
Just IT have constantly kept in communication with us, regarding their visiting schedules and updates. The candidates sent through, knew all about apprenticeship and Mesh Computers as a company. I would definitely recommend Just IT for anyone looking for a tailored approach when looking for quality apprentices.”
From spring 2017, the government will change the way Apprenticeships are funded by introducing a new scheme known as the Apprenticeship Levy. and regardless of your size, your business will be impacted by the scheme.
The aim of the Apprenticeship Levy is to improve the quality and quantity of Apprenticeships in England, not just for new employees but also for your internal Workforce Development Programme. It is expected that the Levy will heavily contribute towards the government target of 3 million Apprenticeships by 2020.
However, this levy has been met by confusion and concern by employers on how this scheme will take place so we have provided with an informative guide available here.
“I have been working closely with Just IT for around 3 years now, and the most pleasing aspect I have had since then is the care they show for their clients. I have been involved with a few other apprenticeship suppliers, and no others come close to Just IT in terms of taking out the time to show that they care about what they are doing, but also the quality in doing so at the same time. I’m more than keen for this relationship to continue in the future!”
All our apprentices are screened to a strict criteria before being offered placements with employers. Recruiting an Apprentice is very similar to hiring any other member of IT staff. Our pre-employment team have already worked extensively with potential candidates over several sessions to assess their attitude, skills and career motivations. Those suitable for an opportunity are then shortlisted and ready for potential interview. This screening process evaluates academic ability, communication skills and especially passion for technology – only the top 5% of applicants make it through and we then work with the other candidates to find alternative options.
We work with bedroom coders, IT hobbyists and social-media-mad young people who have a real interest in their pathway of choice.
Each individual comes to us with 5 A* – C GCSEs, we then work with them to make sure they have great communication skills, the technical training they need to thrive and full soft skill training.
Our apprentices bring real value to a company, and will soon become an integral part of your team.
Typical Job Roles:
1st Line Technical Support
IT Support Apprentice
Typical Job Roles:
Entry Level Programmer
Typical Job Roles:
Digital Marketing Assistant
Digital Marketing Executive
New Trailblazer standards are to replace the existing frameworks over the next few years. It sets new skill and assessment standards for Apprenticeships, with support from government, professional industry bodies, training providers like Just IT, and awarding bodies.
They have been created by employers to be more flexible to meet the needs of employers and to match the specific requirements of individual job roles and can be customised to suit a specific requirement.
As with the current pathways, Apprentices will be assessed throughout the duration of their Apprenticeship. However, standards also introduce a definitive end of programme assessment designed to provide a pass, merit, distinction or fail.
Software Development Technician
New standards will become available as soon as they are approved by the government for delivery
Your only cost is the apprentice’s wage (a recommended £200-300 a week).
For those aged 19-24 training is partially funded by the government, with over 24’s receiving no government funding for training.
There are additional grants available for companies in London. Just IT will access your business and help you apply for any funding you’re eligible for.
You can find out more information about the government funding available here.
“We screen every applicant through several stages of soft skill, technical ability and attitude tests before we even think about matching them to a company. Our employability workshops are a great way to make sure these tech enthusiasts have not only the drive, but the skills needed to thrive in a business environment.”
Gemma Mariotti – Candidate Relationship Consultant
“We have been working with Just IT since October 2013 and now have multiple apprentices within our technology teams. We have been particularly impressed with the performance of our apprentices and the level of support that Just IT has provided on an ongoing basis. Regular reports and learner updates allow us to keep up to date with learner progress and the recruitment and induction process is well organised and tailored to meet our requirements.”
Our dedicated Employer Relationship team will assist you with the recruitment of your Apprentice and arranging of available government funding.
Our Assessor team from the bridge between the Apprentice’s work and training obligations and will make regular visits to your workplace to ensure everything remains on track.
“As Assessors our job is to make sure that both the apprentice and employer are enjoying the apprenticeship scheme and are on the right track to success. To help them feel confident and supported, each apprentice is visited at their workplace once a month to discuss their progress and any concerns they may have. Employers are welcome to join in with these sessions and encouraged to chat about their apprentice’s progression and any areas that could be worked on.”
Sayed Ahmed – Trainer and Assessor
From a young age Celdon Silveria knew he wanted to work in IT, but seeing his friends struggle to find employment after finishing lengthy degrees he knew there had to be a better way. Not wanting to suffer the same fate of forking out thousands to be left without a career, the 19-year-old sought out more information about Apprenticeships.
Rebecca Kitt has started her social media apprenticeship at CompTIA. She has demonstrated herself as a young and enthusiastic individual with a drive to learn. After seeing the impact Rebecca has had on the company, CompTIA will consider taking on another apprentice in the future.
Lewis Allen has been an Apprentice with Just IT for two years. After completing his Level 3, he moved up to a Level 4 Apprenticeship which he will be completing in February 2017. Lewis now has a lot of experience behind him which is why we decided to speak with him to find out the real nitty gritty of an Apprenticeship.
Sihon Maledon has been an apprentice at Virtual IT, a company who understands companies that just want their IT services to work so they can concentrate on running their businesses. Sihon has been on the programme since March 2015, and is enjoying the last few months left on his IT Apprenticeship.
Every year we host the Just IT Apprenticeship Awards ceremony at BCS, the chartered institute of technology, as a way of recognising the successes of our Apprentices and employers. The Awards bring together top IT employers, high achieving Apprentices and individuals from the IT and Apprenticeship worlds.
Outstanding Apprentices are recognised in the following categories: IT Support and Networking, Web and Software Development, Digital Marketing, Best CompTIA Score and the Just IT Apprentice of the Year. We also have our Employer of the Year award to give recognition to a business who has made extraordinary efforts in supporting the Apprenticeship programme.
For more information visit the Just IT Awards Website
In 2015 we were joined in celebrating the talent of our apprentices by a select group of our partners, including:
National Apprenticeship Service
“The National Apprenticeship Service supports, funds and co-ordinates the delivery of apprenticeships and traineeships throughout England and provides a dedicated, responsive service for both employers and learners. This includes simplifying the process of recruiting an apprentice or trainee through Apprenticeship Vacancies, an online system where employers can advertise their vacancies and potential apprentices or trainees can apply.”
“CompTIA is the voice of the world’s information technology (IT) industry; building international standard, vendor-neutral certifications from entry to expert level, helping IT professionals advance their careers. Our certifications validate an individual’s skills to demonstrate to employers that they can do the job, regardless of the hardware or software product being used.
By choosing an apprenticeship that embeds CompTIA certifications, you meet the requirements of employers all over the world. Employers recognise and value the knowledge gained by certification because it ultimately helps their companies thrive. When you show up for a job interview with CompTIA credentials under your belt, that potential employer knows that you not only have the IT skills to do the job, but you also have a commitment to your career to continue learning.”
City & Guilds
“City & Guilds is passionate about helping all types of learners into a job, on the job and into their next job. For 140 years we have worked closely with providers and employers to set the industry standard, developing internationally recognised qualifications, apprenticeships and course solutions which support learners onto their next career destination.
Across 25 industry areas, from entry level to level 7 we have thousands of qualifications and support mechanisms enabling you to deliver the right choice for your learners.”
“Our mission as BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is to enable the information society. We promote wider social and economic progress through the advancement of information technology science and practice. Our 72,000 strong membership includes IT practitioners, businesses, academics and students around the world.
As the global awarding body for IT qualifications and certifications we help people, businesses and society at large to improve their skills and knowledge in the field of information technology. We do this by setting the standards of excellence for course content, training provision and examination and certification systems. We create programmes for every level, from basic computer skills to advanced niche expertise.”
The Tech Partnership
“The Tech Partnership is a growing network of employers, collaborating to create the skills for the digital economy. We are inspiring young people about technology, enabling talented people from all backgrounds to get into technology careers, and helping companies develop the technology skills they need for the future. We bring employers together to create the frameworks for technology apprenticeships and allow employers to accredit apprenticeship programmes as Tech Industry Gold.”
Our passion for supporting people and businesses, through dynamic and responsive delivery, is at the core of every one of our services. That Just IT Apprenticeship Programme is proven to provide employers with fantastic results:
From funding and recruitment, to training and on-going development. To date, we have helped over 1000 IT and Digital Apprentices reach their potential in diverse businesses across London.
If you have any questions or concerns about the Apprenticeship scheme, our experienced team can provide the answers. We can also arrange a visit to your office should you prefer to discuss your plans in person.
Talk to us now. Call 020 7426 9835
“A key stage of our placement process is to really get to know a company’s culture and skill gaps. Like with any other recruitment process, it’s important to find the perfect match both in terms of the apprentice’s career aspirations and the company’s needs. We work with our clients to create a job spec tailored to them, and support them through every stage, from interview right through to completion.”
Paul Crisp – Senior Employer Relationship Consultant
An apprenticeship is a real job with training that allows young people to learn as they earn, gaining internationally recognised qualifications as they go. Apprenticeships take between one and four years to complete and cover 1,500 job roles in a wide range of industries, from areas such as engineering to agriculture, veterinary nursing to accountancy. Most Apprenticeships are open to anyone who is between the ages of 16 and 24, and not in full time education.
The typical apprentice works for 37.5 hours a week for 12 months. However, apprentices will have time off for training.
There are no training or recruitment fees to pay – your only expense is the recommended £200-£300 per week for your apprentice’s salary. If your company has 50 or fewer employees and is based in London, you’re also likely to be eligible for additional government grants.
It’s entirely up to you – you can either keep them on permanently as a normal employee or hire another apprentice. If you do decide to hire your apprentice permanently, there will be no recruitment fee. You could also decide to progress your apprentice to a Level 4 and extend their placement.
The scheme is backed by the government so there is some paperwork at the start of the programme as we are obliged to conduct a Health and Safety Audit and confirm you have a valid Employers Liability Insurance certificate. However Just IT is here to support you through the process and make it as easy as possible for employers.
You can have as many as you want simultaneously, there is no limit, but we do ask that each apprentice is allocated a mentor to help with their development
Our Training Centre is located in Central London.
22 Plumbers Row