The ANS Academy

Why choose an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is the best way to gain hands-on experience of the real world while developing all the necessary skills to strengthen your future career. Think about it, you’re literally being paid to learn how to become the best version of yourself. So if you’re #readytowork, read on to discover the best parts of choosing an apprenticeship.

Why do your apprenticeship with ANS?

We think ANS is the best place to kick start your career in tech, we’re bold, daring, disruptive, innovative. Of course, we’re biased. Let us tell you exactly why we think we could be the one for you…

94%

of our people say the experience they gain from their job is valuable for their future

86%

believe their current role is good for their personal growth

90%

of people at ANS say their team is fun to work with

87%

of our people say they’re proud to work for us

What does an apprenticeship at ANS look like?

3 years

from your first day to graduation

100%

of your dedication (GCSE in Maths & English is a bonus)

10

apprentices on average per group

10

modules to complete. 5 modules for Level 3, and 4 modules for Level 4

12

month course duration for Level 3 Infrastructure Technician

18

month course duration for Level 4 Network Engineer

Level 3 Infrastructure Technician

What modules will I study?

  • Microsoft Technology Associate:
    – Networking Fundamentals
    – Mobility and Devices Fundamentals
    – Server Administration Fundamentals
  • Level 3 Award in Coding and Logic
  • ITILv4 Foundation

Duration: 1 year + 3 months EPA

Level 4 Network Engineer

What modules will I study?

  • Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • Microsoft Azure Administrator

Duration: 18 months + 3 months EPA

How to get started

What's next?

Now we’ve got your attention

Find out what it’s like to work at ANS

What to Expect

Qualifications

Achieve world-class qualifications

At ANS we’re setting you up for a career, not just an apprenticeship. You’ll gain up to 8 vendor-certified qualifications with us, including Microsoft and AWS. Not only that, all training and exams are funded by ANS, so you won’t miss out on working at the bleeding edge of technology.

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Our culture
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Purple Perks

Top class service doesn’t come without hard work and determination from our people. And we believe great people deserve great things. We know how to say thank you to our people for everything they give to ANS.

We’ve done Total Wipe Out, The Crystal Maze, a Wimbledon party, a world cup party, pizza parties, Chester Races. You name, we’ll find an excuse to celebrate it.

Check out some more of our favourite Purple Perks here.

Don’t just take our word for it

Hear what our apprentices have to say

Level 2 Technical Analyst

Kirsty Fitzpatrick

Kirsty joined the ANS Academy in July 2016 as a 2nd Line Technical Analyst. She’s since flourished in her role and is regularly given a shoutout for all her hard work at our quarterly All Staff meeting while also being a big advocate for women in technical roles.

“I didn’t really want to stay in full time education. I didn’t want to be stuck in a classroom all day when I knew I could be earning while learning practical skills. I also love meeting new people. I have such a good laugh with everyone and the atmosphere is mostly quite relaxed.”

Junior Creative

Leia Nixon

Since joining the marketing Team as an apprentice, Leia has made the role her own and showing that with some hard work and dedication, anything is possible. She even earned herself Director’s choice Apprentice of the Year at the 2019 Christmas Party Awards.

“Working at ANS has opened my eyes to a whole new career path and I’ve found a job I love doing every day. You get to enjoy all the same perks as an Apprentice and the All Staff meetings and summer party are definitely some of the highlights!”

People Operations Assistant

Lewis Massey

Lewis joined ANS as a Technical Analyst Apprentice, since then, he’s gone on to form a vital part of our People Operations Team. He looks after all our employee benefits and onboarding, so he might be the first friendly face you meet on your first day!

“The business itself and the way it is operated just amazed me. Being a school leaver, I had never seen something so unique. I came in for my assessment day and was just blown away by the office and the service desk. After seeing that, I knew I wanted to work here”

Don't fancy a technical role?

See what non-technical apprenticeship roles are available

Occasionally we do recruit for non-technical roles in finance, marketing, business administration and project management. Keep an eye on our latest opportunities.

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