How to get an Apprenticeship with sky

HR Work Experience students Lucy and Grace interviewed our very own Ellis about our Apprenticeship programmes.

What are the benefits of doing an Apprenticeship at Sky? It’s an opportunity to earn whilst you learn in a career area you’re passionate about. It’s a hands-on experience, giving you an insight into the working world and enables you to network with professionals whilst earning a salary and gaining a qualification.

What areas of Sky do you offer Apprenticeships in? We offer a wide range of business areas including Customer Service, Technology, Business and Media.

What types of individuals are suited to an Apprenticeship? They tend to suit personable, hands-on people with a desire to learn, a passion for their chosen career path and those who enjoy a challenge….. Continue reading 


Apply to join Sky today.

Sky – Operations Apprenticeship

Sky – Project Management/Coordination Apprenticeship

Sky – UK Information Systems Apprenticeship


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What’s it like to be a Manufacturing Apprentice at Irvine?

Meet Chloe Greig, who shares her manufacturing apprentice story so far…

I’m one of five Manufacturing Apprentices at GSK Irvine, all at different stages of our apprenticeship – I am in my 3rd and final year.

I suppose some people may have the misconception that a manufacturing apprenticeship involves working on a production line full time, but here it’s so much more. I’m currently assigned to a Control Room – where I manage some of our key processes.

The apprenticeship route really works for me. I’m getting to combine my further education with hands on experience. Reading a book on what it’s like in the industry is nothing in comparison to fully immersing yourself in the business – I know, I’ve done both!

As an apprentice at Irvine, over the last three years, I’ve completed my HNC and SVQ Levels 2 and 3 and am currently working towards my City & Guilds Level 3 in Process Technology.

At GSK there is a real commitment to developing apprentices.  I’ve been able to take part in a range of extra-curricular activities. These include charity work, becoming a STEM Ambassador promoting science to students looking at their career choices, I was also appointed Chair of the NxtGen Team.
Additionally, over the last three years I’ve had the opportunity to attend development weeks with fellow GSK apprentices from across the world and taken part in local challenges and Orange Days – volunteering in the local community..

I would definitely recommend the GSK manufacturing apprenticeship!


1) Overcome fear of treadmill, 2) no more cheeky Nandos 3) increase gym time from 5 to 30 mins… Sound familiar? How about a resolution list you can actually stick to this New Year? With our help, it’ll be the one you benefit from the most as an apprenticeship could bring you financial freedom, an end to exam stress and a long-term career.

An apprenticeship counts as being in full-time education so you can start one from the age of 16. It will enable you to earn money while you learn (with no exams) and you’ll be taught the skills that matter to progress your career as far as your heart desires.

Make your New Year’s resolutions come true and start by finding your dream job now.


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Well it’s your lucky day!

Get your Nus Apprenticeship Extra Card right now!

What you’ll need to sign up!

1.You need to be an Apprentice
You need to be an apprentice. If you are not sure whether you can apply for an Apprentice extra card, the Nus site to make sure you are eligible.

2.Have a unique email address
You will need to have access to an email address that only you can access. You will use this email address to log into the site and to manage your card.

3.Have a webcam or recent photo of yourself
You will need to have a recent photo that you can upload or use a webcam to take a head and shoulders photograph.

4.Have your payment ready
Nus accept most credit and debit cards – and they don’t charge any transaction fees. The card costs £11.00.

 if your provider is not listed when asked, You can select Apprenticeships in Scotland and receive your card.

Head over and sign up now – http://www.apprenticeextra.co.uk/buy-now.aspx



Each year we have exciting apprenticeship opportunities at our Global Manufacturing and Supply sites in Montrose and Irvine. Our apprenticeships in Engineering and Manufacturing give you the chance to kick start your career and become the next technician of the future.

As an apprentice with GSK you’ll get the chance to join us in a real job, get hands-on experience with industry leaders, gain fully funded nationally recognised qualifications all whilst earning a competitive salary. You will work towards a level 3 SVQ qualification and an HNC with the potential to go on to further study.

Our GMS sites are vital to what we do. Irvine is a Primary and Antibiotics supply site, with 340 staff, it is a world leader in the primary manufacture of antibiotics.

Irvine currently manufactures two Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and three blended products from which GSK’s leading antibiotic Augmentin and Amoxil range of products are produced.

At our site in Montrose APIs are converted into tablets, creams and inhalers for the treatment of asthma, eczema, AIDS/HIV, flu, high blood pressure and many more.

Joining us as an apprentice will help us in achieving our mission to help people do more, feel better, live longer.

Find out more about GSK and our apprenticeships today.

Year Of Young People

Posted by | 14th November 2017 | Featured


Scotland’s first ever Year of Young People is happening in 2018. The Year will inspire all ages through young people (8-26) by celebrating their achievements, valuing their contributions to communities and creating opportunities for them to shine on a local and global stage.

An in-depth planning process happened in 2015 and since then, young people have been at the heart of designing, developing and deciding what shape the Year should take. The Scottish Government is working with a group of delivery partners – VisitScotland and EventScotland, are developing a national programme of celebratory events which all ages can enjoy.

Creative Scotland will inspire young people to participate in the arts. And youth partners -Young Scot, Children in Scotland, Scottish Youth Parliament, YouthLink Scotland – are leading on youth engagement and ensuring young people’s views are heard and acted upon.

So far over 200 YoYP 2018 Ambassadors have been recruited and represent every local authority in Scotland. Their role is to promote the year-long activity, challenge negative stereotypes and champion the six key themes which young people decided upon – Participation, Education, Equality and Discrimination, Enterprise and Regeneration and Culture.

The celebration begins on 1 January 2018.

Find out more: yoyp2018.scot

Opportunities for young people. 🔥🔥

RAF  –   Regiment Gunner 

KPMG –  KPMG360° Apprenticeship Programme

ATOS – Software Developer Apprenticeship (Level 3)

An apprenticeship in the RAF offers you the chance to get paid and gain a UK-recognised trade qualification as part of a challenging and unique career. Not only will you gain a civilian recognised professional qualification, but upon completion you’ll also have a guaranteed job in your chosen field and have the opportunity to travel the world and work in close proximity to all our aircraft.

  • RAF apprentice earns £14,931+ Per annum/pa from day one, going higher once they progress into their phase two training, while the minimum a Civilian apprentice earns is £7,280 annum/pa from day one
  • Currently there are 22 different roles for apprentices from drivers and caterers to cyber intelligence and avionic engineering.