Apprenticeship Programme (UK)

  • Location:
    London, England, United Kingdom
  • Area of Interest
    Professional Services
  • Job Type
    Intern/Co-Op
  • Technology Interest
    *None
  • Job Id
    1026013
Program Start Date:  1st August, 2016.

Apprenticeship Locations:  Reading & Feltham, United Kingdom

***When applying, please disregard the request for a degree - enter ‘High School Diploma' with relevant dates, and attach your CV.***

Why You'll Love Cisco

People everywhere use the internet everyday without even thinking about it. Cisco connects you to the internet so you can keep in contact with friends, watch your favorite TV shows, research information, or apply for jobs! Cisco powers the technology that connects you to the world.

Last year 1 million years of video traffic crossed the internet every month and there are now more mobile devices; like smart phones, laptops, tablets, even watches; than every human being on the planet! The internet is the future of everything. 

Our employees' creative ideas impact everything imaginable - from entertainment, retail, healthcare, and education, to smart cities, smart cars, and connecting the unconnected to make the world a better place. As a Cisco Apprentice you'll get to be part of a team that cares about its customers, enjoys having fun, and you'll take part in changing the lives of those in our local communities. Come prepared to be inspired.

Team Description

We know university isn't for everyone, and we also know that securing a graduate role is difficult without decent work experience! Our Degree Apprenticeship is a great way to kick-start your career, gaining invaluable work experience whilst earning the same qualifications as a university graduate.

Our 3-year long apprenticeship will let you explore a huge variety of roles within Cisco, giving you the knowledge and experience to specialise in roles working directly with technology or supporting the people that make it happen. 

It goes without saying that whilst working for one of the world's leading technology companies you will be exposed to many other exciting activities and projects:

*	You'll be at the cutting edge of our exciting technology; watching things evolve and new things created
*	You'll get to meet hundreds of Cisco employees from all over the world; building contacts, working with the best and learning from the experts 
*	You'll partner with international brands to deliver solutions to their business problems;
*	You'll manage projects that ensure we deliver on our contracts with customers, communicating with stakeholders and hitting deadlines
*	You'll design, test, and deploy our technology and understand the engineering behind it in order to break and fix it
*	You'll analyse and unpick what our data means to inform what and how we do our work
*	You'll help local communities by ‘giving back' to fundraise, volunteer time and raise awareness of local causes

To top it all off you will have a strong base of support; our current apprentices, mentors, managers and role leads are all there to guide and advise you.

What You'll Do

As an apprentice you'll be given support and guidance to understand how your passion and skills best fit within Cisco. By seeing and doing what our teams do, you'll start to see where you can go and get the experience that's relevant to be successful.

Year 1: You'll be finding out about Cisco; what we do and how we do it.  You'll complete an induction bootcamp which will give you the skills foundation you'll need to build your exciting career with us. 
-	3 month induction and business orientation
-	Up to 3 role assignments across Cisco
-	Produce a portfolio of work that demonstrates what you're learning from your roles

Year 2: You'll start to specialise and discover your ideal career with Cisco.
-	2 role assignments across a department
-	Develop a work based project including strategy and research that demonstrates the work you're doing every day.

Year 3: You'll define your career path and deliver work and results to the business, in preparation for graduation!
-	1 role assignment 
-	Complete a major project pulling together everything you've learnt and how you're using it to be successful in your role
-	Graduation, with a BSc in Digital and Technology Solutions!

Throughout the 3 year programme you will have face to face training sessions and access to online resources to help you study and complete your degree. 

Our Apprentices work from our offices in Reading and Bedfont Lakes in Feltham so you'll have the opportunity to travel and see our different offices, there is the opportunity for international travel too!

Qualifications
Qualifications are important but the right attitude and desire to work for Cisco count more. We look for a minimum of 160 UCAS points as an indicator of your ability to learn but you should be able to show us that you are
*	Ambitious
*	Innovative
*	Customer focused 
*	Organised
*	Curious
*	Resilient
*	Methodical
*	Logical
*	Pragmatic 
*	Persuasive
*	Commercially minded
*	Analytical
*	Logical

About Cisco
The Internet of Everything is a phenomenon driving new opportunities for Cisco and it's transforming our customers' businesses worldwide. We are pioneers and have been since the early days of connectivity. Today, we are building teams that are expanding our technology solutions in the mobile, cloud, security, IT, and big data spaces, including software and consulting services. As Cisco delivers the network that powers the Internet, we are connecting the unconnected. Imagine creating unprecedented disruption. Collaborate with like-minded innovators in a fun and flexible culture that has earned Cisco global recognition as a Great Place To Work, with an award winning apprenticeship programme. With roughly 10 billion connected things in the world now and over 50 billion estimated in the future, your career has exponential possibilities at Cisco.



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***When applying, please disregard the request for a degree - enter ‘High School Diploma' with relevant dates, and attach your CV.***

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