UCL Human Resources


IT Early Career Apprenticeship

An annual apprenticeship scheme that provides an opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills to prepare you for a career in IT.

What is it?

Every year we recruit apprentices into our Information Services Division and Advanced Research Computing Centre for a 24–36-month programme. These apprentices start in September and undertake a range of rotations across our divisions to develop a broad understanding of our organisation and the IT solutions required to carry out our work. Apprentices start on a suitable Level 3 programme which could be IT Hardware solutions Technician, IT Software Solutions Technician or Information Communications Technician dependent on our needs. On successful completion of the level 3 programmes apprentices may be given the opportunity to complete a Level 4 programme such as Network Engineer or Software Developer.

We hope to be able to offer rotation opportunities to reflect your interests, these will be discussed with you throughout the programme. Examples of placements include:

  • Service Desk
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Information Security
  • Messaging and Collaboration
  • Department of Imaging and Neuroscience
  • Records and Workflow

Who is it for?

These programmes are suitable for School or College Leavers who have a keen interest in a career in IT. It may also appeal to graduates or career changers who are looking for an entry into IT.

As this is funded through the Apprenticeship Levy there are specific eligibility criteria that applicants should meet.

We expect all applicants to have a minimum of 7 GCSEs including English and Maths at Grade C/ Level 4.

You will be fully supported throughout your apprenticeship by your placement manager, the Apprenticeship Lead within the division, the HR Apprenticeship Team and a Professional Development Coach from the training provider.

We hope that this programme will prepare you for a long-term career within IT at UCL. You will be supported to make applications for permanent roles towards the end of your apprenticeship.

How do I apply?

We work closely with our partners at LB Camden to provide opportunities for local residents or school/ college leavers from Camden and will prioritise these applications.

All vacancies are advertised on our job website. Applications will be accepted through the Find an Apprenticeship website and are managed on our behalf by our training provider. Shortlisted applicants are invited to attend an assessment day.