VMO2 expands apprenticeship programme

Mon, 22/08/2022 - 15:58
Virgin Media O2

VMO2 is expanding the range of apprenticeships it offers, introducing five new schemes in digital marketing, cyber security, quantity surveying, network cabling and DevOps.

These opportunities sit alongside the more than 40 apprenticeship schemes it already offers, helping apprentices learn in-demand skills and get into roles which would in some instances require a degree.

This represents a total of 70 apprentice positions open across England and Scotland, with further roles due to begin over the coming months.

Currently roles are available in Network Design Engineering, Network Implementation, Fibre Engineering and Network Cable Delivery throughout the UK including in London, Glasgow, Manchester, Reading, Leeds, Portsmouth and more.

Many roles require no prior qualifications or 5 GCSE grades 4-9. All roles are offered on a permanent contract with a starting salary of at least £19,000.

“With thousands of people finishing school or college and receiving their A-Level results, there has never been a better time to join us as an apprentice where you can earn whilst you learn,” said Karen Handley, Head of Future Careers at VMO2

Research from VMO2 found that nearly three in five (57%) 11–18-year-olds are considering an apprenticeship and the cost of student life is putting off some young people from applying for traditional university courses.

Almost a third (31%) of young people surveyed said they would struggle with money at university and 28% believe that rising costs mean they no longer see university as such a good idea.

In February, the business committed to hiring 200 apprentices this year, and has now exceeded this target.