I could be you

The Tech City Apprenticeship is a unique new programme for young people in East London. They get a chance to learn (and earn) with some of the top tech businesses on their doorstep. Top East London businesses get to work with, and help mould, the next generation of digital talent. It's a win-win for everyone.

The Tech City Apprenticeship Year 001
Starts September 2013

Want to know more? What are you interested in?

Becoming an Apprentice Taking on an Apprentice
  • What's an apprenticeship?

    It's a real job with training. You can earn a proper wage and learn skills by working alongside experienced staff in top digital businesses. Even better, you'll also be given time to work towards nationally recognised qualifications.

  • What's a TCA?

    The 'Tech City Apprenticeship' has been especially created to make the most of the unique opportunities available right here, in East London. The fastest growing tech cluster in Europe is on our doorstep: 30,000 jobs have been created in the last five years and we now call companies like Google, Yammer, and Intel neighbours. Friendly neighbours in fact — we're now working hand-in-hand with them to create the most credible IT and digitally focused apprenticeship programmes.

  • Who's it aimed at?

    No uni? Ambitious? Aged 16-24? A TCA could be perfect for you. Competition is sure to be fierce though, so we're looking for certain skills.

    You'll be:

    • tech savvy
    • a good team player
    • aware of your responsibilities
    • able to use your initiative
    • a self-starter
  • What will I get?

    As well as 'learning on the job' you'll also go to Hackney Community College (usually one day a week) to work towards qualifications at level 3 or 4 in your specialist field. If needed, you can also get extra Maths and English qualifications.

    Level 3 Apprenticeships (A level equivalent)

    • Business Administration and Front of House
    • IT Helpdesk and Social Media Support

    Level 4 Apprenticeships (degree-level qualification)

  • How does it work?

    Some companies offer a full range of services in their field and are able to give an apprentice a full 18 month placement with all the experience you need. Many Tech City companies are quite small and some are very specialised. That's why we offer a modular approach. When you sign up for a Tech City Apprenticeship we'll find out your passion and interests and match you up with one or more companies to make up a full programme. Get in touch with us and we'll work with our employer partners to design the best TCA programme for you.

  • Will I get paid?

    Yes! As a Tech City Apprentice you have a real job with real employers. So you're paid while you learn (and for your holidays too). While there's no fixed rate of pay for an apprentice, the wages in our programme are no less than the national minimum wage for our age.

  • How do I apply?

    Level 3 TCA
    New opportunities come up throughout the year. Apply now to find out what positions are currently available.

    Level 4 TCA
    Register now for the pre-apprenticeship scheme, which lasts for three weeks in July. This will prepare you for what to expect in your role, and will give you those all important job interview techniques too. The main apprenticeship will start in September.

    You can also apply directly for our vacancies via the National Apprenticeships website.


Meet the Team

There's only 30 TCAs up for grabs this year, so the places are super limited. Get in touch using the form below to apply.


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