Shape your career with us

Our advanced apprenticeships are a perfect first step into the world of work. You’ll develop specialist skills, get hands-on real-world experience, and earn nationally recognised qualifications. We'll fund your qualifications and give you all the support and guidance you need to grow your career with confidence.
With a wide range of meaningful and rewarding roles to choose from across different locations and parts of our business, there really is something for everyone. With an advanced apprenticeship you'll get it all.
An apprenticeship with us gives you much more than skills and knowledge. Your work will make a valuable contribution to our purpose - protecting those that protect us all and creating a safer future. You’ll have real responsibilities on real projects from day one, playing a part in vital work that helps protect those that protect us.
With the freedom to explore our business, endless opportunities for development, and with genuine recognition and reward, you’ll build a career to be proud of.

What you can expect

  • Choose from an engineering, technical or business role
  • From day one you'll get the experience and insight from working on real-life projects
  • In return we’ll reward you with a competitive salary, generous leave and benefits including share schemes, discounts, and a pension. We take wellbeing seriously too, so we’ll help you get the work/life balance that’s right for you
  • On-the-job training and mentoring from our experienced professionals and at our in-house training facilities and partners colleges/universities
  • A chance to learn new skills and knowledge working on some of the world’s leading technologies and cutting-edge innovations

Explore our advanced apprenticeships

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The application process

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If you want a chat with our team about anything else we're always here to help. Please contact the Apprentice Recruitment Team on 0208 068 2868 or email. Please note that we are able to discuss the application with the candidate only.