Goodyear Tyres UK Limited

Degree Apprentice – Digital and Technology Solutions - Degree (Level 6)

Goodyear Tyres UK Limited (Employer)

Aston University (Training Provider)

Annual wage £9,379.50
37.5 hours per week Monday-Thursday – 8.30am – 4.45 pm Friday – 8.30 am – 3.30 pm
54 months (duration)
5 September 2022(start date)
Digital (route)
30 June 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Great opportunity with a global organisation offering a competitive compensation package and sponsored study towards a BSc (Hons) Degree in Digital & Technology Solutions. You will apply your learning and skills in a supportive working environment in our EMEA IT team at our Birmingham Office alongside professional managers and technical experts.


What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Support English speaking users of a Retail ERP solution GRIPS (based on Microsoft Dynamics), advise users of GRIPS and help to define improvements, complete development, enhancements and bug fixes
  • Coordinate tasks with external developers and consultants, define future versions, adapting to changes in the industry
  • Manage the implementation of bug fixes and smaller upgrades, roll out major releases and new versions
  • Work on cloud strategy and integration into other Retail systems in the industry


What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Achieve BSc (Hons) in Digital and Technology Solutions and Apprenticeship certificate
  • The degree apprenticeship begins with a 7 week technical training block held on campus at Aston University, delivering core computing and business skills to enable you to become an effective team member in the workplace straight away
  • The course is blended applied academic and work-based learning to your role, complementing skills, focused on discussion and group work
  • Daily office based and some on campus visits

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A full time continuing contract in the EMEA IT team and, having completed the Degree Apprenticeship in Digital and Technology Solutions, you will have the foundations you need for a successful and rewarding professional career at Goodyear.

Reality Check

This role is based at our Birmingham Business Park Office, candidates must be able to travel to the office daily and, when required, to Aston University. Additional requirements are to be 18 or over when starting the apprenticeship (for legal reasons); be UK/EEA Nationality or Permanent Residency Status/Residing in the UK/EEA to (regulation reason)

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Flexible and adaptable, Good interpersonal skills, Adapt to changes, Self-motivated, Accountable, Experience or interest, Flexible to travel

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade Grade 4 or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent STEM subjects or Computing/IT (Grade C or above) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Computing/IT or similar (Grade Level 3) Essential
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