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Digital and Technology Solutions Apprentice (Manchester)

Job Location: Manchester 

Want a job that matches your passion? Want to be supported to build your career?

You’ll work on a 3-year rotational programme, exploring a variety of roles at Cisco, building your professional experience, and completing a BSc degree on your apprenticeship. You’ll be fully supported to find opportunities at Cisco that play to your passions and strengths – developing your experience and knowledge for a successful career. You’ll be at the cutting edge of our exciting technology; watching things evolve and creating new ways of doing things. You could work directly with technology or support the people that make it happen.

At Cisco – voted the world’s No 1 place to work – each person brings their unique talents to work together and make a difference. We encourage everyone to be their own individual self. Colourful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Be you, with us. #WeAreCisco

We’re passionate about empowering women into tech careers. Our apprentices play a major part to encourage women to explore tech – so you’ll make a difference during your career at Cisco.

What’s the job like

  • Partner with international brands to deliver solutions to their business problems.
  • Manage projects, making sure we deliver on our contracts with customers. You’ll be communicating with project stakeholders and hitting deadlines.
  • Design, test, and deploy our technology and understand the engineering behind it to break and fix it.
  • Analyse and unpick what our data means to inform what and how we do our work.
  • Meet hundreds of Cisco employees from all over the world; building contacts, working with and learning from the best tech experts.
  • Help local communities by ‘giving back’ to fundraise, volunteer time and raise awareness of local causes.

The perks

  • Gain a degree – you’ll work, earn and gain a BSc degree – the same qualification as a uni graduate. Cisco will support you through the programme and help you build a successful career.
  • Community dayswe love to give back to the community, and support you to do so. You’ll have 5 days off (in addition to paid time off) to give back to a cause that you care about.
  • Birthday duvet dayfor your birthday, you get a ‘duvet day’ off which you can take either 5 days before or after the day.
  • Professional supportyou’ll be part of a community that you will not only learn from, but make lifelong friends with. You’ll have fun along the way as you grow and develop as a professional.
  • Salary increases – your salary will increase each year of the 3-year programme.
  • Bonus package – including life assurance, health and dental care, and Cisco’s Perks Programme (covering discounts at national shops and reduced cinema tickets).

What we’re looking for

Someone who:

  • Has a passion for technology
  • Is motivated to learn
  • Has the ambition and drive to succeed
  • Uses a methodical approach, has good organisational skills and takes responsibility for their work
  • Is focused on achieving results
  • Communicates well and shows enthusiasm for what they work on
  • Has the ability to persevere, and remain resilient and patient
  • Can work independently, once shown what to do

About Cisco

Our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. And our people give us the edge.

  • We connect everything – people, process, data, and things – and we use those connections to change our world for the better.
  • We innovate everywhere – from launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building services that accelerate performance. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more – from smart cities to your everyday devices.
  • We benefit everyone – we do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to make a difference, at work and in our communities.