Digital apprenticeship

If you want to start an exciting career in technology, this is the place to be. Join our Digital apprenticeship programme and be part of something special.

Are you a pacesetter? Innovator? Trailblazer? If you’re as ambitious as we are, we’ll invest in you, nurture your talent and reward your success.

Our Digital apprenticeship path has been designed for those who want to develop a career in an area that plays a huge role at AJ Bell. During this four-year programme you will rotate round different teams in our Technology Services Department, from Software Engineering to Infrastructure and Information Security, in order to gain a broad understanding of IT and change provision in a fast-paced regulated Financial Services business. At the same time as learning on the job, you will study for a BSc in Digital Technology Solutions with our academic provider, Manchester Metropolitan University. At the start of your third year you will be given the opportunity to specialise in Software Engineering, Data Analysis, Cyber Security Analysis or IT analysis, and this specialism will become the focus of your degree studies. As well as spending a day each week studying at university, your fees will be paid and you’ll be earning a competitive salary and much more!

At the start of the apprenticeship you will enjoy a tailored induction programme with us and Manchester Metropolitan University. This will give you the chance to get to know our business and develop your skills on the job, while at the same time continuing on a development programme designed to help you invest in your personal growth and your future with AJ Bell. You will also benefit from the support of a dedicated mentor from within the business.

We ask the following from applicants to our Digital apprenticeship programme:

  • A minimum of 112 UCAS points (under the new tariff for courses starting from September 2017)
  • A minimum of five GCSEs A*- C or 4 - 9 (including Maths and English)
  • The ability to demonstrate why you want to work within the financial services industry and demonstrate your passion for digital technology
  • Enthusiasm to learn and develop in different teams within the business
  • Honesty, self-motivation, reliability
  • Willingness to follow our guiding principles

You can find out more about who we’re looking for here. Alternatively, download the programme guide.

If you are thinking of applying or you are a parent or teacher who’d like to know more about our apprenticeships, take a look at our FAQs.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for our September 2019 Digital apprenticeship programme, please submit your CV and a covering letter explaining why you would like to work in financial services and why you would like to join the AJ Bell Digital apprenticeship programme.

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