Work & Learn

Experience the 'real world' of Business

We offer a range of opportunities for individuals to gain work experience, while being trained. This covers a range of DigiTech & Cyber activities, including work experience, apprenticeships, and mentorships. We also facilitate, where possible, career opportunities through our Sponsors and Employers.

Through our Service Providers, we can also offer opportunities to individuals who may already be in employment, but seek to re-train, reskill or upskill.



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We provide opportunities for students to participate in Events where they meet industry experts, both onsite at FE College/IoTs and at industry venues, including Tech company offices, Advertising Agencies, Cyber premises, etc.

See examples here:



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Apprenticeships provide an opportunity to get onto the first step of a career in DigiTech or Cyber. Apprentices earn a salary, gain real-world skills & experience and simultaneously acquire a recognised qualification. They are ‘real jobs’, with real benefits, including a minimum of 20 days paid holiday and Apprentices can also benefit from other employment-related benefits. Young people aged 16 and over, living in England and not in full-time education, can study/work towards an Apprenticeship.

Apprenticeships are job-specific, so what a student learns depends on the role that they are training for. It combines ‘off-the-job’ training, where students attend specific learning with a college or Trainer (for at least 20% of the time), and ‘on-the-job’ training in a workplace, to gain and develop valuable skills, knowledge and behaviours required to successfully embark on their chosen career.

We work in partnership with Service Providers to deliver Cyber Level-3 and Level-4 apprenticeships.

Download this guidance document from – ‘A Guide to Apprenticeships’.
Institute for Apprenticeships.
AWS Apprenticeships.



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Bootcamps are just one of several programmes being funded by the National Skills Fund, and now the National Retraining Scheme, which cover entitlements to a first, full level-3 qualification for every adult.

The UK government Skills Minister emphasised that employability, rather than simply education, would be at the core of Bootcamps. They last from 12 to 16 weeks, so require quite intensive training, but deliver valuable skills, which lead to employment in the DigiTech & Cyber sectors.

Follow this link to find out more about UK Gov Skills Bootcamps.


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We facilitate attendance at Bootcamps via our Service Providers. Follow this link to find out more.


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Programmes can be offered to military personnel contemplating a return to civilian life - to re-train, re-skill/up-skill for new careers. These individuals have very specific skillsets, many in DigiTech & Cyber. Many of them also hold UK Government Security Clearance (SC, DV, etc.).

We are ideally placed to facilitate training, presentations, educational development, apprenticeships, mentoring, career shadowing and exposure to career opportunities through our Service Providers, Sponsors and Employers.



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The BIT Group is an accredited ELCAS Resettlement vendor, providing ELCAS-funded training programmes to support UK Ministry of Defence personnel transition into commercial operations. The MOD’s Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) promotes lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. The scheme provides financial support in each of a maximum of three separate financial years for higher level learning of a nationally recognised qualification at Level-3 or above (or, if pursued overseas, an approved international equivalent qualification with an approved learning provider).

Follow this link to read about how to take advantage of these services.