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Apprenticeships at Arm
Want to leap straight into a technology career with real-life experience, mentoring from some of the best engineers in the market and most importantly - a professional qualification at the end?
We're offering Apprenticeship opportunities where you'll get to join a global business that is full to the brim of hugely talented people. Whatever your age, whatever your background, a new qualification can open doors. So let's help you get one. We have a ‘we, not I’ mindset in terms of collaboration, but when it comes to your training, development, and progression, we have a plan just for you. You can join a brilliant team, earn a salary, gain new experiences and a new qualification - and we'll be with you all the way.
One benefit we're really proud of is FlexPot; a sum of money on top of your salary (which is the same value regardless of your seniority) which you can use for charitable giving, development or your personal wellbeing. Ready to start that French language course you've always wanted to do? Or are you a keen gym-goer and want to use it for a membership? There's lots different of ways to enjoy your Flexpot.
We'll always encourage you to take plenty of annual leave, so you stay fresh and inspired. But you know what really does it? When we encourage you to take an extended, paid 4 weeks' sabbatical after 4 years of service. You could even combine your FlexPot allowance with your sabbatical and volunteer overseas!
You're a human being, not a resource. And so it's important to us that we're there for you at significant points in your life. That's why we offer flexible progressive leave. Whether you're having kids, acting as a primary care giver or have lost a loved one, you'll be able to put your family first without worrying about your career.
We create a safe space for you to look after your mental and physical health, with support ranging from medical insurance to the workplace mental health platform Unmind. Alongside a growing number of onsite gyms, yoga, cycling and running clubs. All of which comes with a flexible working policy to ensure you can live life and be your brilliant self.
Want to leap straight into a technology career with real-life experience, mentoring from some of the best engineers in the market and most importantly - a professional qualification?
We are offering Apprenticeship opportunities where you'll join a global business that is full to the brim of hugely hardworking people. Whatever your age, whatever your background, a new qualification can open doors, and we can help you get one. We have a ‘we, not I’ approach in terms of collaboration, but when it comes to your training, development, and progression, we’ve got a plan just for you! Joining a forward-thinking team, earning a salary, gaining new experiences, and a qualification; we will be with you all the way.
Introduction to Arm
You know us. Or maybe you don’t. But that doesn’t change the fact we’re with you, morning, noon, and night. With a smartphone, digital camera, digital TV, gaming console, or a smart meter at home, you’ve already used an Arm powered product. Our sophisticated processor designs play a substantial part in optimising the performance of 95% of connected devices around the world.
This means we have teamed up with almost all the big names in tech. Over 180 billion Arm technology-based chips have been shipped to date and the software driving them are in everything from the fastest supercomputer in the world to driverless car controls to ground-breaking healthcare equipment. This number of applications is why we are one of the world’s biggest technology companies. Even if you’ve not heard our name, over 70% of the global population is using our tech every day.
What can we offer that no one else can? Well, because you’re joining a business of hardworking innovators, either in one of our creative offices or working from home, to us you’re an individual. Carving out a career as outstanding as you are, our mentors are on hand to provide support, even when the world throws us a curveball!
About the Apprenticeship
Degree Apprenticeships provide a way to access higher education while gaining valuable experience in the workplace. The apprenticeship comprises of both paid work and study, allowing you to earn while working towards a three-year BSc Honours degree, funded by Arm. Your on-the-job learning is supported by a dedicated mentor at Arm and academic support from the University. Together, we will work with the latest Arm technology on a variety of exciting projects.
Our apprenticeship program is crafted to meet the relevant Degree Apprenticeship Standards and is expected to take four years to complete. Completion of the program will be dependent upon passing an external assessment at the end of your program.
Arm has partnered with QA as their training provider, please visit their website to find out more.
Apprenticeship positions are available across our Software Engineering group in Cambridge and Manchester –please specify your preference in your CV.
On application for this vacancy, your details will be shared with the training provider (QA Ltd) to check eligibility.
We are looking for candidates with the following skills, experience, and qualifications:
- GCSE Maths & English at Grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications)
- One of the below:
- Any Level 3 Apprenticeship
- Any A Level or Level 3 qualification
- BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits)
- International Baccalaureate at Level 3
- A keen interest in Software Development/Programming, Electronics and/or Machine Learning in these areas
- Enjoy solving problems
- Good verbal and written communication skills in English
- Good listening skills
- Lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years
We always want to hear more about your experience and the projects you have worked on. Please include any extracurricular activity which will help your application on your CV.
Desired behaviours for this role:
We at Arm are proud to have a set of behaviours that differentiate our talent in the marketplace. These are embedded in all our roles and applicants are encouraged to evidence these as part of the application process:
- Operates optimally and openly in teams and shares both knowledge and success with others
- Builds strong and positive relationships based on mutual trust
- Actively seeks out and encourages alternative viewpoints and ideas
- Applies critical thinking to select the best way forward
- Demonstrates a positive demeanour in gaining insight from team experiences and is receptive to feedback
- Passionate about the success of others and actively provides support for their development
- Listens and explores alternative perspectives before carefully crafting work that will deliver impactful results
- Persuades rather than pushes when influencing colleagues
- Demonstrates a helpful, can-do demeanour
Arm is an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal opportunities are available to all applicants and colleagues. We are a diverse organization of dedicated and innovative individuals, and don’t discriminate on the basis of any characteristic.
Life at Arm
There's an open and casual atmosphere here that's so characteristic of Arm. We build spaces for continuous learning and creative expression. No matter the level of person you're approaching, they're always ready for a down-to-earth conversation. And it's easy to make friends with such a diverse network of graduates, interns, part-time undergraduates and apprentices all sticking together. Because diversity is essential to how we innovate – one reason why we're promoting more women into leadership positions.
Everything Made Possible
Just how far do the possibilities of Arm's tech stretch? AI, Machine Learning, IoT… billions of people use our technology every day, spanning countless nations, industries, and applications. So much so, there's virtually never a time or place we're not with you.