Rated one of the UK’s best Apprenticeship Employers by the Department of Education, and a leading technology employer in the region, we strongly believe that investing in young talent and moulding those individuals into first class engineers, with all the knowledge and experience necessary to do one of the most challenging technical roles in the North East, helps build a work force that is loyal, knowledgeable, and customer focused.
To create first class engineers, Smart IT have teamed up with technology training provider QA to build a unique apprenticeship scheme that provides all the necessary knowledge and experience required to mould a first class engineer. Ofsted rated our training provider QA Apprenticeship schemes ‘Outstanding’ in all areas.
The Department of Education rated Smart IT the best technology Apprenticeship Employer in the North East, and second highest in the country in the Top 50 SME Apprenticeship Employers.
The Smart IT Advanced Apprenticeships Program supports apprentices to develop their expertise, knowledge, skills and behaviours needed now and into the future. Like many apprenticeship schemes, all apprentices earn a range of qualifications and experience that will kick start their career in IT. However, what really sets the Smart IT Advanced Apprenticeship Program apart is the commitment to attracting, developing, and retaining our apprentices.
A healthy 40% of the Smart IT team started their career as part of the Smart IT Advanced Apprenticeship Program, bringing innovative ideas that drive positivity and build a strong work ethos.
This high percentage demonstrates the long-term commitment to providing high quality career opportunities for young people in the region. Smart IT’s leadership team are invested in recruiting from within, over the years many of our most successful engineers and managers have come from the apprentice program.
We know that deciding which career path to take is an important and often challenging decision. Our apprentices don’t just make coffee; they learn skills and win awards; they build brilliant careers Anyone interested in enrolling on Smart IT’s Advanced Apprenticeship scheme should register their interest using our Job Alerts feature on this website to be notified as soon as a vacancy arises.