Apprenticeship scheme

Our apprenticeships allow you to earn while you learn.

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Accelerate your career

With a Jisc apprenticeship, you’ll have the opportunity to work towards a qualification while gaining invaluable on-the-job experience.  You’ll spend between two and four years studying towards a qualification from level 3 (equivalent to A-level) to level 6 (equivalent to a degree). All while gaining hands-on experience.

We want to hear from you, no matter what your journey has been like up until this point. This is an opportunity to increase your knowledge and gain the practical skills and experience needed to propel your career forward.

At Jisc, we celebrate diversity and know that it is critical to our success. We work hard to make sure we’re inclusive and welcome all applicants who share our values and want to join us in our mission to improve lives through digital transformation.

Find out more about the benefits of working for Jisc.

Who can apply?

There are different entry requirements depending on the apprenticeship level:

  • To apply for a Level 3 apprenticeship, you must have a GCSE (or equivalent) in Maths and English.
  • For Levels 4 and above, you must also have two A Levels.

There may be more specific requirements for certain schemes. Some apprenticeships may require you to have studied a specific subject at school or college, for example. Any additional requirements like this will be made clear on the apprenticeship adverts when the schemes open.

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Amy Holloway, legal apprentice

“I have had one-to-one support, not just from my team, but throughout the company, which has always pushed me to progress through each stage of my apprenticeship. For anyone considering this route, I would wholly recommend.”



A unique opportunity to provide technical support for Jisc’s IT infrastructure. You’ll work with IT customer services to provide direct support to our community and gain experience across the complete ITIL process of service design through to continuous improvement.


An ideal start to procurement, supplier management and operations functions. You'll gain oversight of new procurement opportunities and contract/framework renewals, working within all aspects of the procurement and supplier management lifecycle and develop knowledge around producing data for analysis, communications and marketing.



Learn how to provide prudent and effective financial compliance, management and advice. You'll gain experience across the finance and commercial directorate as you work towards becoming an ICAEW chartered accountant.


Develop expertise as a social media strategist and digital content designer to create exciting, innovative and engaging written and audio visual content on our social media platforms. Grow your skills in marketing strategy, content development, copy creation, media production and data segmentation.

Business change

Assist in applying a structured Business Change Management approach to transformation activities. In this role, you'll work across key Jisc transformation programmes to ensure that there are solid benefits-oriented business change management plans in place.

What to expect from our recruitment process

Our application process is quick and easy, and we promise to let all candidates know the status of their application and the outcome.

Step 1:

Apply online – this is your opportunity to learn all you can about the opportunities available. Read all the information provided online and ask any questions before applying. Then it’s over to us to review your application.

Step 2:

Attend an assessment centre - for those shortlisted, we will be running virtual assessment centres. These will involve group tasks and interviews, with plenty of opportunities for you to find out more and ask questions. We'll also send you a presentation task and a note of what to expect from the assessment centre beforehand.

Step 3:

Review your feedback - everyone who attends an assessment centre will get detailed feedback from us, regardless of whether you get the role.

We're here to help

If you have any questions about the application process, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re on hand to answer any queries you might have. We also encourage you to contact us if you need any adjustments made to the application or selection process so you can do your best.

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