Ascent Apprenticeship Programm

Wipro is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful.

Wipro is recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship. We have over 180,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and bold future.

Ascent is Wipro’s flagship strategic talent programme which focuses on developing the next generation of Digital talent. It is a strategic differentiating capability and signifies our commitment to growing talent. As part of Wipro’s Ascent programme, we are introducing the B.Sc. in Digital and Technology Solution Degree Apprenticeship programme for students who have completed their A-levels/BTEC with a specialization in Computer Science.

What we offer

Our apprentices joining our Degree Apprenticeship:

  • Upon joining, you will undergo a 2-week orientation before starting a 12-week ‘boot camp’ with Sheffield Hallam in Sep 2018. After the boot camp, you will be placed on a project and begin ‘on-the-job’ learning.
  • Gain a permanent full-time role within Wipro.
  • Follow an alternative path into the technology industry via our 4-year path to Earn while you learn.
  • Study (20%) for a University degree – a debt-free start to your career (Wipro pays all your tuition fees).
  • Experience exciting and challenging work including on-the-job learning (80%). This will be across a broad range of areas including cloud computing, coding, cyber security, data analytics and artificial intelligence.
  • Be awarded a Bsc(Hons) in digital and technology solutions degree with sheffiled Hallam university specialising in IT consultant.

What training and development will I receive?

Our programme includes all the opportunities you need to prepare for a successful career in the technology industry. You will be expected to become a highly skilled multi discipline IT consultant. Your study programme, designed to fit around full-time employment, uses a learning approach that mixes distance learning, work-based study and study days. This approach allows apprentices to combine the two roles. First, by learning relevant skills and gaining valuable experience on client projects, with ongoing support from experts in your chosen field and your assigned mentor, you will be a productive employee at Wipro. Second, you will participate in a learning community of peers (other apprentices and graduates) who are broadening and deepening their professional knowledge. On a quarterly basis, you and your manager will review the performance to ensure your success. On finishing your apprenticeship successfully, you will be a highly qualified graduate with unparalleled career opportunities.

Where will I study for my degree?

We have partnered with Sheffield Hallam University to create a unique, bespoke 4-year degree programme that is designed to unlock your potential. You can work, earn and learn while studying towards a degree and preparing for a management career in UK.

You begin your role with Foundations of Technology Solutions, an intensive 12 weeks training course that will provide you with an opportunity to work on on-going client projects.

The end awarded degree is: B.Sc. (Hons) in Digital & Technology Solutions. Each stage comprises three six-month blocks. It uses a blended learning approach, which mixes distance learning, work-based study and attendance at on-campus block learning days.

Our approach allows you to be productive at your workplace and allows you to learn relevant skills on the job.

Where will I be based?

You will be based from our Reading office, but it is likely that at some point you will be working on projects across the UK. This could mean being away from home during the week. But don’t worry, we will pay for your expenses and accommodation.

What qualifications do I need?

96 UCAS points from three A levels or equivalent BTEC national qualifications.
GCSE Level C or above  (Pass ) in Maths.

What else are you looking for in an apprentice

An Ascent Apprentice must be/have:

  • Self-Starter – being an apprentice requires focus, hard work and the desire to be successful
  • ‘Can-do’ attitude and open to new ways of thinking, learning and exploring
  • High analytical capability to identify problems and the willingness to solve them
  • A great listener who possess the confidence to speak out with integrity and respect
  • Ability and willingness to travel to different offices and client sites as well as travelling for ‘block’ training sessions to our education provider
  • Interest in IT – gained via a hobby, work experience or personal study
  • Open to feedback and continuous improvement not just about the digital world, but also about yourself
  • Must be able to deal with ambiguity.

We’re looking for future leaders, idea generators, and strategic thinkers. We will help you build the roadmap to your career. If you have passion, a brilliant mind and an appetite to grow every day, this is the place for you.

HOW DO I APPLY?

It’s really easy!

If you successfully get through our initial screening, you will be invited to one of our assessment days in Reading where you will be interviewed. Take part in a group exercise and learn a little bit more about our apprenticeship programme.


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