Early Careers Programme
Kick-start your career with a global business and develop your experience and capabilities while improving people’s lives.
Our Apprenticeship Programme was launched in 2017 to develop our future leaders of tomorrow. Over the years, our Apprenticeship Graduates have gone on to embark on exciting careers across the Group, positively impacting people’s lives across five continents.
What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a form of higher education that allows you to gain valuable real-world experience in the workplace.
It’s a debt-free alternative to university where you can earn a wage while learning the skills and behaviours needed to excel in your career going forward.
Who is it for?
Acacium Group’s Apprenticeship Programme is open to all early careers’ applicants. The programme is designed to give you a foothold in the world of work, gaining valuable skills and experience to support you on your career pathway.
We’re looking for apprentices with a positive, proactive approach to learning new things. If you’re someone who enjoys working as a team, is comfortable asking questions and keen to embark on a rewarding career in a growing sector, then we want to hear from you.
You might have an end career goal in mind, or perhaps you want to try different things to see what’s for you. The benefit of working in an organisation the size and scale of Acacium Group is there are always opportunities for enthusiastic, hard-working people to thrive.
What kind of roles are available?
Acacium Group’s Apprenticeships Programme enrols three cohorts across five UK locations annually. These cohorts operate across our Leeds, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, London and our Hertfordshire headquarters.
Due to the number of sectors and brands our Group spans, there are a wide range of roles you can be matched with based on your skills, preferences and career aspirations. These include;
- Recruitment & Sales
- Tech and transformation
- Human resources
Why should I choose an Early Careers Programme?
Our programme has been a great success in in growing and developing our graduates within the business – but don’t just take it from us. Check out what our former cohorts had to say. Link to testimonials section at the bottom of the page
As a global business, Acacium Group can offer employees and apprentices fantastic opportunities throughout their career. From the support of a dedicated learning and development function to the number and variety of roles open to our teams, we want our people to achieve their personal and professional goals – because your success is our success!
Acacium Group has built a culture of inclusion and it’s important that individuals feel safe and supported to come to work as their authentic selves every day. You can take part in our employee-led diversity and inclusion networks, get involved with paid charity days and enjoy mentoring and support from across the business.
Once you’ve secured your place on your preferred cohort, you and your fellow apprentices will be learning and working together. You’ll face similar challenges and experience new things, forging friendships and learning from one another. There will be regular socials and celebrations – all culminating in a graduation ceremony once you’ve successfully completed your apprenticeship.
What benefits will I get?
You’ll enjoy all the same benefits and rewards as a full-time employee. From bonuses to pension contributions and shopping and discount vouchers, we value the work you do and reward you for it. Here are just some of the benefits you’ll enjoy;
- Flexibility in the working environment
- Social events
- Shopping discounts
- Travel loans
- Gym card
- Taste card
- Recognition and Incentives
- Mentoring support
- Clear careers pathways
How long is the programme?
The length of your apprenticeship depends on your role and the level you come in at (if you’ve already embarked on an apprenticeship or other recognised qualifications in the past for example) but all programmes are a minimum of 12 months. Throughout this time you’ll be working towards a nationally recognised qualification equivalent to the level you’re studying.
Working with you to complete your apprenticeship is an investment, and we hope you’ll pursue a long and rewarding career with us. We can tailor the programme to your needs and will happily discuss individual circumstances.
How will I be supported during my apprenticeship?
One of our values is ‘always by your side’ – and we will be.
You will have regular catch ups with your team and celebrate success throughout the programme as you achieve important milestones. These meetings are also a chance to share any concerns and overcome challenges you may be facing. We want you to feel happy and confident in your role at Acacium Group. Our early careers team will always be available throughout your apprenticeship journey. They are only ever a message or a call away!
What happens after I graduate?
Much like a university graduation, you’ll enjoy all the kudos of a dedicated ceremony where you’ll be congratulated by Acacium Group’s CEO, be presented with your certificate, apprenticeship award trophy and a shopping voucher of your choice. All that’s left to do is celebrate your fellow graduates!
By now, you’ll have already started planning your next steps on a career pathways plan with the early careers team. We will provide you with all the support and guidance you need but it’s entirely up to you what you do next.
Most of our cohorts go on to take full time roles within the business, pursuing further training and setting their sights on their next career goal within the Group. Alternatively, you may want to go onto university or take a new role elsewhere. There’s no pressure to make your decision either way and we’re happy to have these discussions with you throughout your time on the programme.
The best thing about Acacium Group is the variety and number of roles within our business. There’s always an opportunity to move up, or across the Group and you’re welcome to continue or embark on an entirely new role within organisation. We’ll do what we can to keep talented people within the business. Let’s make your ambitions a reality!
Is Acacium Group Apprenticeship Programme right for me?
Our business operates in a rewarding sector where we make positive impacts on people’s lives every day. While we don’t require our apprentices to have specific experience or high grades, we do expect them to share our passion for putting people first.
The best candidates for Acacium Group’s Apprenticeships Programme have proven to be those who learn by doing and grow by learning. If you are excited about the prospect of forging a career in a global business, with a motivated can-do attitude, we’d love to learn more about you.
Get in touch
Cohorts are onboarded throughout the year, so if you think Acacium Group’s Apprenticeship Programme could be for you, get in touch now. Our early careers team will give you a call to get a feel for the type of role you’re after and how we can best support you on your career journey.