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Develop the necessary skills today to future proof your career.

A new wave of automation, with the advent of true artificial intelligence, robots and driverless cars, disrupts the future of traditional jobs, from truck drivers to lawyers and bankers.

But, by 2025, this same technological revolution will open inspiring and exciting new career opportunities in sectors that are only in their infancy today. The trick for graduates is to start to develop the necessary skills today to ensure they future proof their careers.


Futureproof your career

Welcome to the potential jobs of tomorrow

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Digital Cultural Commentator

Futurologists predict that there will be a big need to distil a complex story into a single, powerful image. This could be to tell people about a whole country, library of music or a night at the theatre.

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Ethical Technology Advocate

Over the next decade, the long-awaited era of robots will dawn and become part of everyday life. It will be important to set out the moral and ethical rules under which they operate.

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Human Body Designer

In the future we will all live longer and have the chance to change parts of our body, whether that be for fashion or function. This could be anything from instantly changing your hair to tattoo that let you listen to music.

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Internet of Things Data Creative

The Internet of Things is transforming the world we live in. Pretty soon we will be bombarded with information from our cars, homes and even our clothes.

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Personal Content Creator

The amount of memories, experiences and personal content humans create is increasing at a rapid rate. Pretty soon there will be a role for someone to curate those memories into something worth watching.

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Rewilding Strategist

As the world grows and our cities become even more urbanized it will become even more important to ensure plants and animals are given homes to create a vibrant landscape.

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Space Tour Guide

Earth's orbit will become the new frontier for travellers and Space Tour Guides will use their knowledge of the locations to guide these journeys. Daniel explores the skills he'd need to provide a great intergalactic trip.

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Sustainable Power Innovator

In the mid-2020s, climate change will have made it incredibly important to find alternative energy sources. Not wanting to get left behind, Oakley looks at how we can use energy generated on a football pitch.

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Virtual Habitat Designer

By 2025 we will be spending large chunks of our lives playing, travelling and working inside Virtual Reality worlds. In the future people will be dedicated to building these worlds.

Futureproof Yourself - Tomorrow's Jobs

Become an apprentice

Gain vital on-the-job experience

If you're looking for an alternative to university, where you can earn whilst you learn, then an apprenticeship could be the right path for you.

Microsoft's Apprenticeship programme aims to give promising, motivated young people a vital first step in their digital technology careers, combining hands-on learning with qualification-led training, to give you a kick start to your career.

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"The on-the-job experience is vital because you can't learn that in a classroom."

Sophie Ware, Marketing Apprentice, Microsoft

Why choose an apprenticeship?

Kick start your career

Start your career in a range of real, in-demand ICT roles with top companies: cloud systems admin and digital marketing, to dev ops and IT telesales.

Get the best training

Microsoft courses and accreditations are among the most sought-after IT qualifications in the world - including MCSE, MCSA, MTA and MOS.

Earn whilst you learn

Our apprentices average £15,000 per year, with end salaries in the region of £20,000+. Most apprentices can earn 38% more because of completing a Microsoft Partner Apprenticeship.

Digital apprenticeships are not just for those who are looking to pursue a technical career - we also have a range of roles available across sales, marketing and business so there really is something for everyone.

Don't just take our word for it. Look at what our apprentices say:

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Anna McCormick

Digital Marketing

Brad Mitchell
Brad Mitchell

Financial Analyst

Harry Light
Harry Light

Office Category Support

What roles are available?

Microsoft Apprenticeships are not just for those who are looking to pursue a technical career - we also have a range of roles available across sales, marketing and business so there really is something for everyone, whether you're looking to become an IT Technician or a Project Manager.

Please note that the Microsoft Apprenticeship Programme is currently only available in England and Scotland.

Find the best learning partner for you:

Baltic

Baltic Training are the only apprentice and training provider that offer a completely tech-focussed solution, specialising in digital and technology-based programmes. The digital sector will only continue to grow and an apprenticeship with Baltic will enable you to join this diverse, fast moving industry, putting you at the forefront of tomorrow's world.

Firebrand

Firebrand is the only training provider of fast-track, accelerated IT apprenticeships in the UK. They have been delivering higher-level IT training since 2001, providing apprentices with the fastest IT training in the industry. Firebrand's customisable Microsoft programmes cover 100s of job roles across multiple IT specialties, including cyber security, software testing and development, Azure technologies and IT support.

GK Apprenticeships

GK Apprenticeships have a highly skilled team of specialist consultants who support our clients across the UK. Our team's expertise includes Human Resources, Learning and Development, IT, Telecommunications, Sales and Telesales and Project Management. Our IT and Telecommunications apprenticeship programmes are approved by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Intequal

Intequal IT Apprenticeships allow you to gain real-world experience whilst you work towards earning globally recognised qualifications from Microsoft. Intequal deliver their apprenticeships through online learning with a trainer, workplace visits and 1-to-1 reviews via Skype for Business. Their apprenticeships include Infrastructure Technician, Network Engineer, Software and Technical Sales.

QA

QA have been working with Microsoft on apprenticeships since 2009, offering programmes across 11 centres in England and Scotland, across a range of different roles - from Software Development to Digital Marketing. Our Skills Coaches will help guide you through your apprenticeship journey plan, helping you with your workplace training and teaching you about the work environment.

Remit

Our range of IT and Digital Tech apprenticeships combine on-the-job training technical workshops and some self-study, so you can stay ahead of the digital technology curve. Typically, your level 2 apprenticeship will take 12 months to complete, with the option to progress on to level 3 which will take a further 12 months.

risual

risual are a Gold Microsoft Partner, so you can be confident that you're being trained by industry experts. Completing a risual apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to achieve industry recognised Microsoft qualifications. Our roles cover all elements of the digital industries - including Infrastructure, Cyber, Software, Digital Marketing, Data Analytics and our new Azure apprenticeship.

YouTrain

YouTrain are a Silver Microsoft Partner and have been delivering apprenticeships since they were established in 2006. They run several programmes throughout Scotland and North-West England, including Support, Networking, Web Development, Digital Marketing and Design. We're a vibrant company who thrive on continually expanding our expertise to provide a comprehensive training experience to each and every learner.

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Hire an apprentice

Invest in the future of your workforce

Hiring an apprentice is a cost-effective way of developing talent and getting the right skills into your business to remain competitive. With an ever-growing gap in digital skills, there's never been a better time to invest in the future of your workforce.

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"For us it made absolute sense to recruit our own apprentice and grow them within."

Claire Farnell, Director of HR, Concern Group

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Here are five key ways the Microsoft Apprenticeship Programme could help your business:

Right skills, right jobs

Microsoft Apprenticeships are designed by and for Microsoft partners and customers. They cover the most in-demand ICT roles and requirements; from desktop to database, helpdesk to telesales.

Proven effectiveness

92% of apprentices stay with the company they started with and remain more loyal to that business.

Top qualifications

Apprentices have real ICT experience, backed by the most sought-after accreditations; including MCSE, MCSA, MTA and MOS.

All experiences are catered for

These include Higher and Advanced Apprenticeships.

Trained by the best

Our training providers always deliver national scale and quality.

Hire the skills you need

We offer apprenticeships across a wide range of roles and levels, so you can hire an apprentice based on the skills you need in your business, whether you're looking for an IT Support Technician or a Project Manager.

Here are some of the roles that are available through our programme:

Business

  • Project management
  • Business administration
  • Digital applications administration (Scotland only)

Digital sales and marketing

  • IT pre-sales (England only)
  • IT sales and telesales (England only)
  • Digital marketing

Technical

  • IT support technician
  • Cloud systems admin
  • Systems/data analyst (England only)
  • Dev-ops/software development

Find the best learning partner for you:

Baltic

Baltic Training are the only apprentice and training provider that offer a completely tech-focussed solution, specialising in digital and technology-based programmes. The digital sector will only continue to grow and an apprenticeship with Baltic will enable you to join this diverse, fast moving industry, putting you at the forefront of tomorrow's world.

Firebrand

Firebrand is the only training provider of fast-track, accelerated IT apprenticeships in the UK. They have been delivering higher-level IT training since 2001, providing apprentices with the fastest IT training in the industry. Firebrand's customisable Microsoft programmes cover 100s of job roles across multiple IT specialties, including cyber security, software testing and development, Azure technologies and IT support.

GK Apprenticeships

GK Apprenticeships have a highly skilled team of specialist consultants who support our clients across the UK. Our team's expertise includes Human Resources, Learning and Development, IT, Telecommunications, Sales and Telesales and Project Management. Our IT and Telecommunications apprenticeship programmes are approved by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Intequal

Intequal IT Apprenticeships allow you to gain real-world experience whilst you work towards earning globally recognised qualifications from Microsoft. Intequal deliver their apprenticeships through online learning with a trainer, workplace visits and 1-to-1 reviews via Skype for Business. Their apprenticeships include Infrastructure Technician, Network Engineer, Software and Technical Sales.

QA

QA have been working with Microsoft on apprenticeships since 2009, offering programmes across 11 centres in England and Scotland, across a range of different roles - from Software Development to Digital Marketing. Our Skills Coaches will help guide you through your apprenticeship journey plan, helping you with your workplace training and teaching you about the work environment.

Remit

Our range of IT and Digital Tech apprenticeships combine on-the-job training technical workshops and some self-study, so you can stay ahead of the digital technology curve. Typically, your level 2 apprenticeship will take 12 months to complete, with the option to progress on to level 3 which will take a further 12 months.

risual

risual are a Gold Microsoft Partner, so you can be confident that you're being trained by industry experts. Completing a risual apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to achieve industry recognised Microsoft qualifications. Our roles cover all elements of the digital industries - including Infrastructure, Cyber, Software, Digital Marketing, Data Analytics and our new Azure apprenticeship.

YouTrain

YouTrain are a Silver Microsoft Partner and have been delivering apprenticeships since they were established in 2006. They run several programmes throughout Scotland and North-West England, including Support, Networking, Web Development, Digital Marketing and Design. We're a vibrant company who thrive on continually expanding our expertise to provide a comprehensive training experience to each and every learner.

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Thanks to our partners

In addition to our Learning and Higher Education Partners who deliver the Microsoft Apprenticeship Programmes, we also work with the following organisations to further support employers and apprentices:

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