About the Program
Innovation happens in many ways – and to help Arm meet the challenges we face in the fast-moving world of technology, we need to think differently about the ways we find brilliant people, too.
That’s where our Apprenticeship program comes in. Combining academic study with a salaried role at one of Arm’s UK locations, it provides a different pathway into the technology industry and a launchpad towards an exciting new career.
Arm is always looking to bring talented people together to unlock the power of technology. So, if you want to unleash your creativity in an environment fueled by connectivity, come and reimagine your future on Arm.
"I can reach out to almost anyone in the company and ask for help if I need it, and that has helped tremendously with my assignments. Also the office is amazing, the building has everything you could possible want, games rooms, a little retreat room for relaxation and of course the gym, it’s a good place to work” - Deborah Awoyemi, Apprentice Software Engineer
Why Join Arm?
We’re one of the world’s leading tech companies, with more than 40 locations in 19 countries, and our technology spans everything from the world’s no. 1 supercomputer to the micro:bits used in thousands of schools worldwide.
But, unlike many technology companies, we’re not big on hierarchy – so if you have a new concept, a project to pitch or a different approach to a problem, we want to hear about it. We nurture an entrepreneurial mindset at every level, welcoming all perspectives to identify opportunities and solve problems. After all, here at Arm, ideas are our DNA.
As well as our expansive digital-first approach, you can expect a truly rewarding experience. Plus a whole range of great Arm benefits – including 25 days holiday, comprehensive health care and a competitive salary.
Where you’ll be Working
The apprenticeships we currently offer are in our various software teams. Software at Arm can stretch from physical IP to machine learning. The real-world applications for our technology are so massive, our work influences the lives up to 70% of the global population, whether it's through award-winning VR gaming or life-enhancing medical equipment. Here you'll develop a better, connected future.
“Working for Arm is everything I hoped it would be. It’s been a fantastic experience. I’ve learned so much, and I continue to learn new stuff every day.”- Richard Quinn, Apprentice Software Engineer
What Makes Arm’s Apprenticeships Program Different?
Our Apprenticeship scheme gives us an alternative route for finding new talent. It also gives us scope to be agile and responsive, identifying opportunities and adapting to industry developments – such as pivoting to emerging technologies, or filling specific skills gaps. If we need to train up more cybersecurity experts, or develop more specialists for mobile graphics, our Apprentices can help us do that, and make sure we’re always staying one step ahead of the technology curve.
As an Apprentice, you’ll spend at least 20% of your time on academic work, with the other 80% spent gaining work experience and on-the-job training. And if you have any problems or questions, you’ll have some of the most talented brains in the industry on hand to help you through.
Wellness & Wellbeing
Enjoy access to a Program Manager, Industrial Tutor, and your Line Manager who will all guide your training and ensure your work integrates seamlessly with your studies. At work, you’ll have your own work buddy who can help you get used to the way we do things.
We also arrange regular wellbeing and wellness sessions for all our Apprentices, along with social sessions and extra-curricular activities designed to help you make connections and build relationships.
We believe in the power of technology to build a better world for everyone. We want to drive positive change for people and planet, unlocking sustainable growth and enabling progress on the United Nations’ Global Goals
But this cannot happen at the expense of the environment. By driving down energy consumption, we can reduce carbon emissions while maximizing impact, wherever computing happens.
“Everybody I speak to is so helpful, from before I started to the whole time I have been here, everything has gone really smoothly and I can’t wait to continue” - Phil Radford, Apprentice Software Engineer
Who We’re Looking For
Our Apprentices come to us from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. Many are school or college leavers taking their first steps in tech, but we also welcome people with broader life experience, and career changers who may have gained experience in a different field and are looking for a new challenge.
Formal qualifications aren’t the most important factor: what we look for in our Apprentices is passion, potential and, above all, curiosity.
We want people who can show us why they’re interested in working in tech, how they imagine their future, and specifically why they think Arm is the right place for them.
The advantage of an Arm Apprenticeship is the depth and breadth of experience you’ll gain with us, and the wealth of opportunity you’ll have to figure out where your future interests lie.
In terms of career progression, our Apprentices are well positioned for the future. Many Apprentices take on full-time roles or pursue experience in other departments, while others opt to join our Graduate or Part Time Undergraduate programs.
Our hope is that after the time you’ve spent as an Arm Apprentice, nowhere else is going to feel quite the same.
How to Apply
Search our Apprenticeship listings for a program that interests you; you’ll be able to apply online from there. Our dedicated team of recruiters and hiring managers then review your application and we get in touch as soon as we can.
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