Technology Apprenticeship

Love new tech and taking on new challenges? Ready to experience moments of adventure every minute of every day? Then our tech team is for you. Join us and you’ll get your hands on the latest tech. And you’ll think creatively to solve all kinds of problems in the blink of an eye. Doing your bit to revolutionise the digital world, you’ll help our customers and colleagues to do more – faster, better and smarter.


At O2, you’ll discover unlimited innovation. Loads of coaching and training. And chances to get stuck into real tech projects. Feeling at home from day one, you’ll develop your skills and grow in confidence. You’ll enjoy lots of great perks. And you’ll study towards a tech qualification without having to worry about the education fees. We’ll pick up the bill.

Looking after all of our systems, services and products, our tech team has an impact across our business. You could develop software with gifgaff. You could write code for new products and apps. You could fine tune network performance. Or you could get radio cell sites fixed in a hurry. The possibilities are endless. If tech is your thing – you should want to work at O2.

Tech Apprenticeships offered in: Slough, Leeds & Northampton

Who we look for:

  • A big thinker with an analytical mind
  • An eye for the small detail
  • You should live and breathe digital
  • You’ll be able to learn quickly from your mistakes in an agile environment.
  • Be a cool head under pressure
  • Great communication
  • Problem solving skills.

To qualify for this role, you must have lived in the UK or the European Economic Area for the last 3 consecutive years. You must also have a valid passport, birth certificate or residence permit and a national insurance number.

What you need Whether you’ve just left school, college or university, or have a few years’ work experience under your belt, you’ll need:

  • 5 GCSEs or equivalent (including English Language and Maths at Grades C or above or levels 4-9) although some roles will require 2 A Levels or equivalent
  • To be a team player who can think for yourself
  • Creativity, innovation, ambition and a real passion for digital tech

What you’ll gain: 

Lasting for at least 18 months, this apprenticeship will lead to one of these qualifications. Level 3 Service Management. Level 4 Network Engineer. Level 3 or 5 Infrastructure Technician. Or level 3 Software Development Technician with the scope to study all the way up to Level 7.

Typical apprentice roles

  • Java App Developer
  • Major incident Manager
  • Radio Optimisation Engineer
  • Transmission Planning Manager

“O2 is an exceptionally forward thinking, vibrant and energising place to work. The people are what make it so great! O2 is way ahead of the workplace market in the amount of flexibility and benefits it provides to staff. Each day I learn new amazing things about the company!”

Alice Beswick – Partner Relationship Support – Contract & Commercial Team

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