Microsoft Apprenticeships - Employers

Microsoft Apprenticeships have been provided by nearly 5000 of our Partners since 2010. You can read some of their testimonials and case studies below, discovering just how far these young professionals have progressed and just how much they have contributed to their employers.

And there are many more reasons why Apprenticeships make such a valuable contribution to the businesses and individuals taking part - here are just 5:

  • Right skills, right jobs - Microsoft Apprenticeships are designed by and for Microsoft partners and customers to cover the most in-demand ICT roles and requirements; from Desktop to Database, Helpdesk to Telesales
  • Proven effectiveness - 92% of apprentices stay with the company they started with and remain more loyal to that business
  • Top qualifications - Providing young people with real ICT experience, backed by the most sought-after accreditations; including, MCTS, MCSA, MTA and MOS
  • All experiences catered for - including Higher and Advanced Apprenticeships
  • Trained by the best - Our training providers always deliver national scale and quality

Over the past 5 years, the Microsoft Apprenticeship programme has created over 7,500 opportunities for skilled, motivated young people. If you have the vacancy, we can put you in touch with the talent, the training and the funding. Simply contact the training provider below whose speciality and reach best suit your employment needs.

Apprentice of the Year 2016 - Nominations now open

We are currently accepting nominations for 2016's Apprentice of the Year and Modern Apprentice of the Year (Scotland only).

Training partners


QA Apprenticeships, the first Ofsted 'Outstanding' IT apprenticeships business, is a multi-award winning provider of IT, developer, digital marketing and business services apprenticeships. QA's programme has won Apprenticeship Programme of the Year three years running and 94% of QA Apprentices secure permanent jobs at the end of their apprenticeship.



Our programmes and delivery models are tailored to meet individual needs. We are committed to changing and shaping the lives of young people providing them with the best training, qualifications and learning experience possible in order to ensure they have the skills and knowledge required to be the IT specialists of the future.



YouTrain has been delivering IT apprenticeships since they were introduced, mostly in Scotland bit also in recent years in England. We run several versions; including, support, networking, web development, digital marketing and design. Apprentices get the chance to receive off-the-job training and certifications as part of their programme.


IT Skillsman

IT Skillsman offers a remote IT apprenticeship using Microsoft Lync as a virtual classroom and assessment tool. We enable businesses and young people based anywhere in the country to participate in the Microsoft Apprenticeship whilst maximising apprentice productivity ensuring your apprentice spends more time as an active member of the team.



Remit IT Academy offer Apprenticeships in IT Technical Sales, Technical Support, Software Developer and Application Specialist. The latter apprenticeships can be delivered via distance learning in addition to academy attendance which means 1:1 tuition for learners either in work time or outside work hours, thereby minimising employer costs.



Get more from your apprenticeship. Unlike normal programmes, Firebrand apprentices aren't on day release - they're a full-time employee. The programme includes five weeks of intense, residential training throughout the year. Between these training weeks, the employer can focus on giving the apprentice the best work experience possible.


PDS Group

PDS Group, a division of Global Knowledge, is a leading apprenticeship consultancy in the UK. Its expertise includes Human Resources, Learning and Development, IT, Telecommunications, Sales, Service Management and Project Management. Founded in 2005, it has a highly skilled team of specialist consultants who work with large blue chip corporate clients.



Some of our partners and customers explain why 5 years of Microsoft Partner Apprenticeships has made such a vital difference to their business.