July 05 ,2016 | by Helen Gould

O2 announces tech apprenticeship openings

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Mobile phone provider O2 has announced that it is currently looking for over 30 new apprentices to take part in the company’s apprenticeship programme.

The company has expanded its apprenticeship programme to provide more job opportunities for young people and help them to develop their skills.

Training

O2 is offering 33 apprenticeship positions across the UK. The company is searching for 23 apprentices for its Slough headquarters and ten for its Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham and Oxford stores.

Programmes for the company’s Slough HQ apprenticeships will last between 18 months and two years and will enable successful applicants to receive in-depth training. The programmes will consist of a mixture of advanced and higher apprenticeships in areas such as HR and IT.

The company’s ten Guru in-store apprenticeships will run for 18 months and will focus mainly on tech, giving young applicants the chance to become a tech expert.

Valuable

Commenting on the apprenticeships openings, O2 HR Director Ann Pickering said: “Apprentices are brilliant, valuable additions to O2, bringing fresh perspectives, natural digital skills and unparalleled creativity to our teams. We know they contribute an exceptional amount to our business, and that’s why we’ve expanded the scheme this year to take on our largest cohort of apprentices yet.”

She added that the company is looking for “raw determination” and a “positive attitude” that can be harnessed to help applicants kick-start their career.

The apprenticeships will be open to school leavers or those nearing the end of college or university and will begin on the 12th September. 

 

Helen Gould

Helen is a News Writer for LSBF who writes about education, careers, sustainable business, and women in business.

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