Find out how we worked with Cisco to help them build a skilled and dedicated workforce for the future.

The Challenge

Developing their workforce

Cisco wanted to augment its recruitment portfolio with its first apprenticeship scheme in the UK, to develop their workforce and encourage more diverse, young people into the tech sector.

We wanted to encourage diversity when we brought in our next generation of employees, and attract more young people and women into the technology sector. Apprenticeships seemed an ideal way to do that.

Andy Turner

Service Development Executive | Cisco

The Solution

Apprenticeship delivery, consultancy and support from QA

We helped Cisco to develop their programme by providing consultancy, recruitment support and technical training.

QA Apprenticeships impressed us as they showed the flexibility to take our requirements and deliver something really effective. The week-long blocks of training meant our apprentices would return to Cisco with a complete set of new skills, and gave them the structure and support to make a smooth transition from full-time education into full-time work.

Andy Turner

Service Development Executive | Cisco

The Outcome

Apprenticeships have made a positive difference across the business

Apprenticeships provided Cisco with quality candidates for roles in their business, and have received great feedback from all departments they were placed in. At a high level they have also been able to talk about the positive difference they’re making to the local economy and youth job market.

Every placement the apprentices have completed has been a great success; we receive very enthusiastic feedback from all departments and we have actually extended the length of their placements as managers are so reluctant to let them move on. Their attitude and enthusiasm has made them a pleasure to work with for all our staff.

Andy Turner

Service Development Executive | Cisco


Our customer

Cisco generates revenue of $46.1 billion per year from sales of technology solutions to customers across the globe; from storage and security to web conferencing.

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