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Recruit or train an apprentice with QA

Inject new talent from diverse backgrounds, and skills in the latest technologies into your organisation by recruiting an apprentice. Alternatively, invest in your existing team with knowledge and skills to drive your organisation forward and thrive in a digital first environment.

Why choose QA?

We do things differently...



  • Our programmes only focus on the most in-demand tech skills, including cyber, IT, software development, data and digital marketing.
  • Level 3 – Level 7 programme pathways allow learners to progress and grow within your company, adding greater value.
  • Developed and delivered by leading experts.


  • An immersive learning experience with first-class Digital Learning Consultant support.
  • Role-based practical projects built in to make learning relevant and applicable.
  • Access to sandboxed environments and hands-on labs enabling safe practise.
  • Programme flexibility to meet learners’ individual needs.


  • Real-time progression data via dashboards in client portal.
  • Trigger alerts for management interaction based on learner progress.
  • Seamless learner journey with single portal log-on to access all key platforms for functional skills for a holistic view of learner progress in one place.
  • A superior end-to-end service, with unrivalled response times and feedback.

How QA apprenticeships work for you

Role-based learning

Role-based learning

All our programmes are delivered as immersive role-based projects so learners develop skills relevant to their role and organisation and can add immediate value and succeed in their role.

Hands-on labs

Hands-on labs

Our unique sandbox environments and hands-on labs offer learners the ability to practise projects and develop their skills within a safe and contained environment before applying their knowledge to your live systems.

Real-time tracking

Real-time tracking

Our QA exclusive dashboard system tracks progress reviews and is updated in real time, allowing for quicker and more efficient management of apprentices.

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Client case studies

Meet Ben Rubery, who after completing his technical apprenticeship went on to champion apprenticeships as Apprenticeship Programme Manager for Capgemini UK.

Read the full case study and more below. 

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How to train an apprentice

With our unique Cloud Academy online learning technology, coupled with our new learner platform, we’re able to tailor our apprentices’ learning journeys in new and exciting ways with maximum benefits to your organisation.

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Discover digital learning content across a range of topics at a pace that suits them.

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Practise whenever and wherever with immersive hands-on classroom sessions or online practice with Cloud Academy labs.

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Apply new skills in a work context.

Discover value quicker

Working with our customers, we have created the most effective delivery model, using online learning together with using face-to-face interaction where it adds the most value for learners.

It means that there is a clear focus from the beginning of the programme on successful completion of the end-point assessment. 

Cloud Academy

Unique to QA, with access to over 10,000 hours of learning, the Cloud Academy offers apprentices access to a tailored programme pathway and secure hands-on labs to practise in a secure environment, honing their skills before implementing these in the workplace.

How employers benefit from our apprenticeship technology:

Less time out of the business

Cloud Academy allows learners to access the training and study at a time convenient to them, resulting in less time out of the office.

Better transparency of progress

With your unique employer login, you can easily access a dashboard with status and progress updates of apprentices and programmes, and request specific reports tailored to your needs.

Enhanced learner journey

Apprentices can easily track submissions, receive feedback and have live chats with their tutor, providing an enhanced and consistent learner journey and enabling them to progress faster.

Enhanced support for apprentices

Our high-quality service support is responsive and designed to help apprentices progress faster. Each learner has the following points of interaction:

QA Apprenticeships points of interaction for the learner

Contact us to find out more

Here are our tech apprenticeship programmes from Level 3 to Level 7. If you'd like us to talk you through any programme, or help you decide what specialists skills your organisation needs, please do get in touch.

Apprenticeship programmes

QA partners with the world's leading software vendors including Microsoft, AWS, and Salesforce to deliver valuable qualifications.

QA boasts unrivalled experience in the EdTech sector and the largest specialist instructor and coaching teams in the UK. Our unique, blended digital by design curriculum enables learners to develop further and faster.

Our specialisms span IT, cyber security, software and digital marketing, cloud, data, DevOps, software and professional management.

“Apprentices make good progress on their apprenticeships. Many go on to achieve merit or distinction grades at the endpoint assessment and achieve additional qualifications... Most apprentices are ambitious, proud of their success and keen to move on to study at a higher level.”

Ofsted report, 2020

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Recruit an apprentice

QA has an extensive attraction and recruiting service targeted at young people interested in and passionate about a career in tech. Our recruitment model includes vigorous AI assessments for candidates to ensure we select apprentices of the highest calibre.

We are passionate about diversity in tech and work closely with organisations including Code First: Girls, Stemettes, The Youth Group and Young Professionals to ensure apprentices from all backgrounds are given opportunities, while we're also helping to close the gender gap in tech.

We work with you to ensure the apprentice is a great fit for both the role and your company, and help you choose the apprentice and best programme path.



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apprentices placed with 2,000 organisations in 2018/19


live vacancies at any time across the UK

“Helpful, knowledgeable and professional staff. A good apprenticeship programme of activity. Good support for the apprentice and manager.” – Ed Weatherby, Principal Business Analyst, EQ

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How to recruit an apprentice

Browse our programmes or get in touch with a QA representative to figure out which apprenticeship is best suited to provide the technical skills and capabilities needed to fill a role within your organisation.

Next, consult with us to identify the ideal funding solution (learn more about the apprenticeship levy).

The rest is easy! QA will screen and source candidates to help you find the perfect fit for your business. Then your apprentice (or cohort!) can start when you need them to.

Why should I recruit an Apprentice?

  • You will avoid costly recruitment processes and competing for in-demand skills that command high salaries, by growing your own talent.
  • You will build a bank of skills relevant to your organisation in an embedded, contextualised way.
  • Apprenticeships are flexible and can adapt to the needs of your business through specialist pathways and workplace application.
  • As a workplace learning solution, apprenticeships ensure day 1 business impact, as your recruits apply their new knowledge to real projects right away.

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Partnering with you to power potential

We can work together to help recruit tech and digital apprentices or help reskill your existing workforce and provide your business with the in-demand tech skills you need.

Get in touch with us. Our team will respond within 48 hours.