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Below is a list of companies that recruit young people every year for apprenticeships or sponsored degrees. Many companies offer a wide variety of jobs so if you're looking for a job in Administration, for example, look under other areas such as Construction, Engineering or Retail as they will also hire Administrators.

Deadlines and start dates vary. Check individual sites regularly for vacancies and keep an eye on our apprenticeship vacancies.


Aviva Insurance Underwriting/ Actuarial Apprenticeship Scheme A Levels required (300-340 points)

Barclays Apprenticeships variety of roles and levels

BDO School Leavers Scheme A levels required

Deloitte School Leavers Programme A Levels (300-320 points) required

Ernst & Young Accountancy Programme A Levels (300 points) required

GE imagination at work Business Leadership Scheme. 3 A Levels or equivalent at grade C or above

Henley Business School/PwC Sponsored Degree A Levels (AAB) required

HSBC Apprenticeship Programme GCSEs required

LLoyds Banking Group Variety of roles - some don't require GCSEs

Logica Sponsored Degree A levels required

KPMG Sponsored Degree A Levels (ABB) required

National Audit Office A Levels (300 points) required. Based in London

Remit Business Administration

Royal Bank of Scotland level 2 & 3 apprenticeships

Santander Customer/Financial Services. GCSEs required

Tesco Management Training Scheme A Levels (240 points) required

Visa Accounting, Business and Technology

Click here for all apprenticeships in administration, business and law

Agriculture and animal care

Army Dog handler

British Eventing Equestraian apprenticeship programme

Berkshire College of Agriculture Animal care apprenticeships

Berkshire College of Agriculture Equine apprenticeships

Canal & River trust Varied roles from engineering and ecology to hertitage managment and property development

PDSA Animal care apprenticeships

Sainsbury's Horticulture apprenticeship scheme

Lantra Apprenticeships in animal care

Click here for government information and guidance on apprenticeships in animal care

Click here to view all agriculture, horticulture and animal care apprenticeship vacancies

Armed Forces


Royal Air Force


MPCT Military Preparation College

Click here for apprenticeship vacancies in armed forces, emergency services and security work


Kids Unlimited - nationwide apprenticeships in childcare

The Co-op - nursery nursing

Click here for government information & advice on apprenticeships in childcare



Barratt Construction, Technical, Site Management

B Constructive GCSEs required

BEST GCSEs required

Carillion GCSEs required

CITB GCSEs required

Persimmon Bricklaying and Joinery

Taylor Wimpey Site Management. A Levels required

Click here for government information & advice on apprenticeships in construction

Click here to view all construction apprenticeships across the UK

Electrical and Engineering

Amey Technical. GCSEs required

Arquiva Communications Engineering, Power Systems & Bench Technician. GCSEs required

Atomic Weapons Establishment Engineering. No qualifcations specified

BAA (Heathrow Airport) Engineering. GCSEs required

BAM Nuttall Civil Engineering & Surveying. GCSEs required

Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering, Environment and Business. GCSEs required

BT Engineering and Customer Service. GCSEs required

British Gas Electrical and Engineering. GCSEs required

Dale Power Engineering, Electronic, Electrical, IT, Facilities. GCSEs preferred

EDF Engineering. GCSEs required

E:ON Engineering and Technical. GCSEs required

GE Imagination at work Engineering Technology projects

GE Aviation Manafacturing and Engineering. 5 GCSE/ Equivalent grade C or above, including Maths, English & Science

HP IT and Business Admin/Sales. GCSEs required

JTL Electrical, Engineering, Plumbing, Heating. GCSEs preferred

Laing O'Rourke Engineering and Construction. GCSEs required

MI5 Communications Systems, Security & Computing and IT. A levels (2 must be STEM subjects) required

National Grid Cyber Security, Gas, Electrical, Substations, Mechanical etc.

National Space Academy Higher Apprenticeship in Space Engineering

Network Rail Engineering. GCSEs required

NG Bailey Construction, Engineering and Electrical. GCSEs required

QinetiQ Engineering, Software, Management, IT. GCSEs required

Scottish Power Engineering foundation programme

Skanska Facilities Management, Engineering, Electrical

Thames Water Mechanical, Electrical, Technical. GCSEs required

UK Power Networks Electrical Engineering

Virgin Media Engineering. GCSEs required

Click here for government information & advice on apprenticeships in engineering

Click here to view all engineering and manufacturing apprenticeships across the UK

Funeral Care

Co-op no qualifications required

Click here for government information & advice on apprenticeships in funeral care

Hairdressing & beauty

Span Hairdressing No qualifications or experience required

Saks Hair & Beauty No qualifications or experience required

Rush Hairdressers No qualifcations or experience required

Toni & Guy No experience or qualifications required

Click here for government information & advice on apprenticeships in hairdressing

Click here to view all current hair & beauty apprenticeships across the UK


NHS Many roles including Construction, IT, Administration, Hospitality, Cleaning and Care Roles

Click here to view all healthcare apprenticeships across the UK

Hospitality & Catering

Compass Catering and Chef. No formal qualifications required

Costa Coffee Customer Service & Barista Skills

McDonalds No formal qualifications required

Hospitality Industry Training Chef & Catering. GCSEs required

Click here for government information & advice on apprenticeships in catering

Click here to view all hospitality & catering apprenticeships across the UK

IT, communications and social/digital media

Arch IT and Digital Media across Greater London

CapGemini IT. GCSEs or A Levels required

IBM Technical and Business. A Levels required

CGI Apprenticeship Programme Software development & Cyber Security. GCSEs required

Microsoft IT, Digital & Sales. GCSEs required. Click here to view their Apprenticeship films

REMIT IT apprenticeships

Click here to view all IT apprenticeships across the UK


BPP - apprenticeships in Legal Administration & Legal Secretary

Eversheds - apprenticeship with law firms in London

Click here for government information & advice on apprenticeships in the legal sector


BMW Vehicle Technology, Engineering, Electronics, IT, Business Admin and Sales


Halfords Automotive Technician

Jaguar Mechanics and Customer Service. GCSEs preferred

Kwik Fit No formal qualifications required

Mercedes Benz Motor Mechanic Technician

Remit Technical, Engineering, Customer Service and Business Admin

Click here to view all mechanics apprenticeships across the UK

Media, Film, TV & music

ITV Apprenticeships

BBC Apprenticeships Vacancies in London

BBC Digital Journalist apprenticeship scheme London

BBC Journalist apprenticeship scheme London

BBC Radio Journalist apprenticeship scheme London

BBC Local Apprenticeship scheme nationwide

BBC Sports Reporter scheme nationwide

My First Job in Film Work experience, internships and trainee vacancies - mostly in London

Sky Creative & Digital Media and Journalism apprenticeships. 

MIRTAS music instrument retail training apprenticeships. Ongoing/nationwide

Click here for government information & advice on apprenticeships in the music industry 

Click here for government information & advice on apprenticeships in the arts,media and publishing industries

Click here to view all apprenticeship vacancies across the UK

Retail/Customer Service/Sales



John Laing Training - sales, recruitment, estate agency

John Lewis Partnership/Waitrose

M&S - must have A levels

Specsavers Optical apprenticeship


Click here to view retail & customer service apprenticeships across the UK

Sport, fitness & outdoor activities

AASE apprenticeships for elite athletes

JCA - various roles at outdoor activity centres

Kingswood - outdoor adventure activity jobs & traineeships

PGL - outdoor/adventure activity apprenticeships


Click here to view all sport & fitness apprenticeships across the UK


Hays Travel GCSEs required

Thomas Cook No formal qualifications required

Thomson No formal qualifcations required

Click here to view all travel & leisure apprenticeships across the UK


HSS Hire Services

Downton Delivers


DHL GCSEs required. 18-24 year olds only

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