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What is a Traineeship?

It’s a 14-week programme that will offer you the chance to get real work experience with a 6-week work placement, classroom based training and all the relevant qualifications you need to progress onto our Advanced apprenticeship programme. 

What is the application process?

What is the application process?

Step 1: Take the first steps towards your career by filling in our application form.
Step 2: One of our friendly advisors will be in touch to discuss our application in more detail and will help match you to a role.
Step 3: If you are successful, you will be invited to either a recruitment day or a phone interview.
Step 4: Then comes the final interview. If you are successful, then you will start your Traineeship training and work placement!

And don’t forget, we’re here to support you every step of the way – so don’t be hesitate to give us a call on 0345 074 7825 or email us on apprenticeships@qa.com if you have any questions regarding your application.

What subject can I do a Traineeship in?

What subject can I do a Traineeship in?

Our Traineeship will give you the skills to start your career in tech, business or marketing. We offer a wide range of digital apprenticeships in specialist areas that you can progress onto after your Traineeship – including IT Systems & Networking, Business, and Digital Marketing.

What locations do you offer Traineeships in?

What locations do you offer Traineeships in?

We have hundreds of Traineeship opportunities currently available in London, Manchester and Reading. Find a Traineeship near you here.

What qualifications will I earn?

What qualifications will I earn?

You have the opportunity to gain your functional skills qualifications in Maths and English (equivalent to GCSE's) and even receive a Level 1 qualification in ICT System Support. The qualifications you gain will help you progress in your career and even onto an Advanced apprenticeship.

How many hours will I work per week?

How many hours will I work per week?

Our Traineeship lasts for 14 weeks in total. It includes a work placement of 6 weeks, and you’ll spend the rest of the time in training in the classroom. During the 6-week work placement, you will be working at least 30 hours a week, but it could be up to a maximum of 40 hours per week. The exact hours will depend on your employer.

When should I apply for a Traineeship?

When should I apply for a Traineeship?

Here’s the best part! We recruit all year round so you are not restricted to term times.

How much can I earn?

How much can I earn?

A Traineeship is an unsalaried position aimed to upskill you and get you ready for employment.

How long does a Traineeship take to complete?

How long does a Traineeship take to complete?

Our Traineeship lasts 14 weeks in total. You will have 8 weeks of training giving you new skills and knowledge so you’re ready to start your career. After this, you will complete a 6-week work placement at an employer. Once you complete the Traineeship you have the opportunity to progress onto one of our Advanced Apprenticeship programmes.

What can I do after I finish my Traineeship?

What can I do after I finish my Traineeship?

Your Traineeship can take you all the way to the top and will open up a lot of doors for you.

Once you’ve finished your initial training, you’ll have the option to progress onto one of our Advanced Apprenticeship programmes. Most of our apprenticeships are designed with progression routes built-in so you can take your career as far as you want to go!

If you have chosen to progress onto one of our Advanced to Higher apprenticeships, you’ll be perfectly prepared to begin our Degree apprenticeship after that (all with no student debt)! It will also set you up to take on more senior roles and responsibilities. Find out more about our Degree apprenticeships here.

How will a QA Traineeship benefit you?

How will a QA Traineeship benefit you?
  • You are able to gain functional skills qualifications in English, Maths and IT (equivalent to GCSE's)
  • You will gain job-specific skills to help you build your career – we draw on our 30 years’ experience in tech training to design our apprenticeships, so be rest assured you’ll learn skills that employers are looking for
  • You’re in charge of your career – our apprenticeships are designed with progression routes built-in so you can take your career as far as you want to go
  • We teach you in the way you want to learn – with QA, learning can be accessed anytime, anywhere and on any device, so you get high-quality learning content on the go
  • You could work towards your degree, debt-free – with our Degree apprenticeship track you can get a degree without the debt, as training comes at no cost to you
  • With over 1,500 employers to choose from, you get the chance to land your dream job with funky local agencies or huge multinational corporations including Cisco, Microsoft and Kurt Geiger (to name a few)

Apprenticeships are on the up and up

Why are apprenticeships such a big deal?

  1. The government has pledged to create 3 million apprenticeship opportunities by 2020 to help develop futures for young people to focus on creating successful careers, not just successful test-takers.

  2. Apprenticeships allow you to progress all the way from GCSE to Degree so you are able to take your career as far as you want whilst remaining debt-free. You will also be building up years of work experience which large employers are currently looking for, putting you ahead of the graduates.

  3. An apprenticeship provides you with the right career-building skills not only for your role but also to succeed in any workplace so you can get hands-on knowledge and experience while you earn.
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