Why did you decide to employ apprentices?
Arqiva is a leading uk communications infrastructure company at the heart of the digital economy. We are behind the scenes and central to millions of vital connections and everyday our infrastructure and associated services enable millions of people and machines to connect wherever they are through tv, radio and mobile.
We have been delivering apprenticeships since 2008 and recognise the fantastic value and contribution they make to our business, creating a vibrant talent pipeline providing the skills we need to meet the needs of our customers and achieve our business goals.
We are very proud that 80% of our apprentices stay with us for the long term, developing and progressing their careers and demonstrating fantastic levels of loyalty and commitment
As co-chair of the south-east region, i am always delighted and proud to share our story and encourage other employers to reap the benefits apprenticeships have delivered for us.
What apprenticeships do you offer?
- Digital technology
- Cyber security
- Project management
- Chartered surveying
What do you feel are the advantages of offering an apprenticeship programme over other training or education?
As well as gaining and knowledge, understanding and skills, apprentices must also demonstrate their ability to apply them in the workplace.this gives apprenticeships the edge over traditional qualifications and training courses- the requirement to show you can do it to the standard required.