UKFast Apprenticeship Scheme

UKFast’s award-winning apprenticeship scheme is tailored to providing young people with the skills they need to succeed in the technology industry.

We have developed an apprenticeship programme that focuses on developing your technical knowledge in our state-of-the-art education centre with a team of full-time teachers. As a UKFast apprentice you gain vital on-the-job experience, working side-by-side with IT professionals at UKFast, so you are fully integrated into the workplace when you achieve your diploma.

Not only does our apprenticeship scheme have a 100% employment rate upon completion, but six of our current IT and R&D managers came directly from the apprenticeship. And, as of 2018, we deliver Maintenance, Networking, IT, Software Development, Events, Customer Service and Marketing Apprenticeships.

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Discover what you can achieve at UKFast

Facilities

  • Bespoke state of the art education centre
  • Side-by-side experience with experienced UKFast team members
  • Four qualified teachers
  • £4.5 million invested in training
  • Level 2, 3 and 4 programmes and bespoke courses written and delivered onsite
  • Dedicated apprenticeship events
  • Double the national average apprenticeship wage
  • Host to national and regional events

Awards

  • Princess Royal Training Award
  • Edge Hill Graduate Employer of the Year 2019
  • High Sheriff Award for UKFast Education Trust 2018
  • Apprentices Scheme of the Year Award at the Comms for Business Awards 2017
  • National Apprenticeship Service: Top 100 Apprentice Employer 2016
  • National Apprenticeship Service: Top 100 Apprentice Employer 2015
  • National Apprenticeship Service: North West's Best Newcomer for 2014
  • Medium Business of the Year: Skills for Business Awards 2014
  • Creative, Media and Digital Technology: Skills for Business Awards 2015

Qualifications & Accreditations

Company accreditations

  • Institute of Engineering and Technology approved
  • City & Guilds, BCS and BIIAB approved apprenticeship delivery centre
  • CompTIA approved academy
  • Linux Professional Institute Platinum Training Partner
  • Pearson VUE test centre approved
  • OFSTED accredited

Network Engineer (Level 4) Qualifications

  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Server+
  • CompTIA Security+

Events Assistant (Level 3) Qualification

  • CompTIA Project+

Infrastructure Technician (Level 3) Qualifications

  • CompTIA Network+
  • MTA Server Administration Fundamentals
  • CompTIA Security+
  • MTA – Software Development Fundamentals
  • ITIL Foundation

Software Development (Level 3) Qualifications

  • MTA Software Development Fundamentals

IT Technical (Level 3) Sales Person Qualifications

  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals
  • CompTIA A+/CompTIA Network+

Narrowing the skills gap

We certainly have a unique approach to working life here at UKFast. Our team is dedicated to providing apprentices with the ideal work-life balance, combining a fun working environment with state-of-the-art facilities to progress their technical abilities.

Not only this, but we have a fantastic training team headed up by two former teachers who are well-equipped to teach the skills needed to bridge the digital knowledge gap.

Working side-by-side with some of the most senior members of Team UKFast, apprentices progress daily with their constant support. With our Level 3 programmes delivered on-site, participants our apprentices are fully immersed in the business from day one.

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I wanted to continue my learning and UKFast has a fab and very experienced training team: it was a no-brainer!

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