QA Apprenticeships partners with some of the world's most prestigous organisations to provide you with quality programmes to develop your career.
QA Apprenticeships has introduced over 1,500 new IT professionals to the sector through its Microsoft programmes in IT systems and networking, and .NET software development; 80% of Microsoft’s apprenticeships. QA is the lead provider for the apprenticeships aspect of Microsoft’s Get On! initiative, which aims to deliver 300,000 young people into work over the next three years.
QA was awarded ‘Special commendation’ as UK Partner of the Year. This is the first time a Special
Commendation has been awarded by the technology firm.
QA Apprentice Alex Small won Microsoft Apprentice of the Year 2014 in England, and Sam Foster won Microsoft Modern Apprentice of the Year 2014 in Scotland.
QA Apprentice David Robertson also won Microsoft Apprentice of the Year 2012, plus QA partnered with
a number of young people and employers given ‘Honourable mentions’ at the awards, many of whom went on to meet David Cameron and Alex Salmond for Get On!’s English and Scottish launches.
QA partners with Oracle Workforce Development Program to create the Java SE7 stream of its Software & Web Development apprenticeship.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
QA Apprenticeships has been appointed to run the first ever HP Expertise training programme for UK apprentices. Hewlett Packard Enterprise has created two new apprenticeship programmes – technical IT, and IT sales - which will develop talented young people with a passion for technology into qualified IT professionals, and benefit employers across the UK seeking new recruits with HP Expertise.
Cisco has created its first CCNA and CCNP-accredited apprenticeship programmes, delivered in partnership with QA Apprenticeships. The programme aims to develop a qualified, motivated workforce of Cisco practitioners around the UK, and utilises its industry leading certification frameworks.
The two companies recently celebrated winning the Apprenticeship Programme of the Year award 2013 for their work in creating and growing a bespoke apprenticeship programme for Cisco itself, which has brought over 20 apprentices into the telecommunications company to date.
QA Apprenticeships works with the Association of Project Management (APM) to produce its project management apprenticeship. On completion your apprentice will be able to work
towards full APM membership.
Those taking part in the scheme, created by the Association for Project Management (APM) in conjunction with Skills CFA, can develop their knowledge and competence while on an earn-as-you-learn placement with an employer that lasts approximately two years.
We work with the NUS to ensure as many new QA Apprentices as possible claim their NUS
Apprentice Extra card, and all the discounts from popular online and high-street brands that
come with it!
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National Apprenticeship Service
The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) supports, funds and co-ordinates the delivery of Apprenticeships throughout England. [Visit the NAS website].
Skills Funding Agency
The Skills Funding Agency is a partner organisation of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and it exists to fund and promote adult further education (FE) and skills training in England.
[Visit the SFA website]
European Social Fund
QA’s apprenticeship programmes are part-funded by ESF. The ESF is Europe’s main instrument for supporting jobs, helping people get better jobs and ensuring
fairer job opportunities for all EU citizens.
[Visit the ESF website]
Skills Development Scotland
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is the national skills body supporting the people and businesses of Scotland to develop and apply their skills, bringing together careers, skills, training and funding services.
[Visit the SDS website]