Stuck in school and not sure what to do next? Not keen on racking up heaps of debt at uni? Dreaming of just getting on with it and learning on the job? You’re in luck.

We’ve teamed up with the Tech Partnership to fill you guys in on all the amazing benefits of doing a digital apprenticeship. We’ll also be busting some myths and common misconceptions while we’re at it. (Nope, apprentices don’t just make the tea and, yes, the salaries are actually preeeeetty sweet).

Now, we’ve decided to host an Apprenticeship Insight Day so that you lot can get up close and personal (in a totally professional way) with a load of incredible employers looking to hire people just like you.

If we’ve not sold it to you already, check out the five reasons we think you should come along…

1. An event run by the experts

No, we’re not bragging about how amazing the Go Think Big team are (for once!), we’re talking about the Tech Partnership. These guys really know their stuff. The Tech Partnership are a big network of tech companies and employers who have come together to create the skills needed to keep the UK’s digital economy going. Their mission is to have taught enough people digital skills for one million tech jobs by 2025. No biggie.

2. Experts with all the answers

We’ll be kicking off the day with a panel discussion where the pros will explain all of the benefits of doing an apprenticeship, and be on hand to answer your questions, whether you want to know a typical starting salary, how to stand out in the application process, or what a day in the life of an apprentice is actually like. Later, you’ll also hear from a panel including a training provider, a college and a university to understand a different side of apprenticeships and find out how to apply.

3. Huge brands will be there

We’ve already got some big names on the line up. Employers from the likes of Telefonica, Sky, BT, IBM, Ford, Capgemini, Cisco, CSC and Accenture will all be there to talk to you and tell you more about the kinds of apprenticeships and roles they’ve got on offer.


4. Time to network work work work work work

We bloomin’ love a panel, but we won’t be preaching at you all day. After the discussions, you’ll have the chance to rub shoulders with all of the employers at the event in a dedicated networking session. This will be your chance to ask any of your more specific questions, get your name out there and have a chat with the people in charge of hiring at these huge companies.

5. It’s free!

You won’t have to pay a penny for this priceless opportunity, obvs. We’ll even provide you with lunch so you’re basically making money right?

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Want to come along? Sign up to secure your place at our Apprenticeship Insight Day with Tech Partnership right here and join the conversation online using #GTBxTech.

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