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A new twist on Apprenticeship

May 16, 2016

"Uk grocery retailer Sainsbury has introduced a new twist to Apprenticeship programs.  They recently announced that they would be targeting individuals with and without previous technical skills to become software development apprentices.  Clare McDonald, Business Editor at ComputerWeekly.com reports that the retailer said people who are thinking of applying do not need previous coding experience, but should have at least a Level Three qualification, a C grade pass in GCSE English and Maths, and a passion for technology.  

It is great to see a major organization taking the bold move of trying something different to close their skills gap."  Susan Dineen 

 

By Clare McDonald, ComputerWeekly.com 

Sainsbury’s has launched an apprenticeship scheme targeting individuals who want to learn coding skills. The retailer announced it is taking applications for the specialist apprenticeship until 7 July 2016.

 

On its application page, the retailer said people who are thinking of applying do not necessarily need previous coding experience, but should have at least a Level Three qualification, a C grade pass in GCSE English and Maths, and a passion for technology.


Jon Rudoe, digital and technology director at Sainsbury’s, said: “Over the past year we have grown our digital and technology team to more than 900 people. We want to discover the next generation of coders and give them great opportunities and training in our fast-paced business.

“By creating these apprenticeships, we’re enabling people to turn their passion for technology into a potential career with us.”    To read the whole article click here.  

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