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Interested in digital, tech and IT apprenticeships?

Get the lowdown on digital, tech and IT apprenticeships with our easy-to-read guide.

Do you want to be at the centre of technical innovation, finding digital solutions to real-world problems? Then an apprenticeship may be for you...


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What to expect as an apprentice in the digital, tech or IT sector?

On a digital technology solutions degree apprenticeship, expect a programme lasting at least three years, with most employers offering a four or four-and-a-half year scheme. Your apprenticeship might include aspects of understanding business, programming and web development.

A higher apprenticeship in digital marketing will take at least two years to complete and could link into roles in digital marketing management, digital analysis or web product management.

What roles could an apprenticeship in this area lead to?

Here are some of the roles that are open to digital degree and higher apprentices on completion of the apprenticeship:
  • business analyst
  • IT consultant
  • cyber security analyst
  • cyber risk manager
  • data engineer
  • data analyst
  • software engineer
  • data scientist
  • UX manager
  • digital marketing manager
  • CRM manager
  • web analyst
  • social media marketing manager
  • digital marketing analyst

The opportunities on offer will depend on your experience, the pathway taken and the employer.

Average salary for a digital, tech or IT apprenticeship


The average salary for an apprenticeship in the IT & Consultancy industry is £18,331, according to RateMyApprenticeship’s Top 100 Employers 2018-2019 - the third highest across sectors.

Top employers for digital, tech or IT apprentices

Top employers for IT & Consultancy apprenticeships include BT (#9 across all sectors), Softcat (#10) – both making the top 10 – and Capegemini (#23).

Interested in learning more about apprenticeships?

If you're not sure about university, and would like to explore apprenticeships in the digital landscape, then download our free guide below to:

  • Find out what a digital, tech or IT degree or higher degree apprenticeship is and how they compare to the university route.

  • Get advice on what to expect as an apprentice in the digital sphere, including how time is split between work and study.

  • Explore future prospects for apprentices across the IT and tech sector, with tips on what employers are looking for.

  • Find out how much an apprentice in these fields can earn in various roles during and after an apprenticeship. 

  • Hear what real-life apprentices and employers think about apprenticeships in this digital, tech and IT sector.

  • Learn how to get an apprenticeship, see listings for some of the employers and institutions offering them.

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