Apprenticeships are available in more than 11 diverse sectors across Serco. The company supports apprentices through their studies and into employment wherever possible
The apprenticeship, university sponsorship and time working at Serco have been a huge opportunity for me and I'm now starting to see where I can take my career next
In mid 2011, Serco announced that it was supporting the UK government's drive to reduce youth unemployment across the country by creating 1,000 two- to eight-week work experience placement opportunities and 500 apprenticeships for young people across the UK business.
The scale and breadth of our own apprentice schemes has grown rapidly, with courses available in areas as varied as avionics, aeronautical engineering, building services, marine engineering, horticulture, satellite communications, business administration, rail engineering, catering, leisure services and custodial care.
One successful applicant, Sally Hughes, completed an apprenticeship at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton in 2008 and was then sponsored by Serco to study an engineering, physics and geophysics foundation degree at the University of Southampton. In 2010, Sally returned to Yeovilton to work for the apprenticeship scheme, where she recently took up a job teaching both engineering and underwater safety.
Some of our businesses also run their own bespoke in-house training schemes: The Listening Company runs the Listening Academy to develop workers' business and communication skills. Employees can also enter the government's national apprentice scheme and gain an NVQ in Customer Service (Level 2).