Aj Bell Holdings Ltd

Digital Degree Apprenticeship


Aj Bell Holdings Ltd

Training Provider:


Wage Competitive salary
37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday, shifts TBC.
duration: 4 years
start: 1 September 2020
Master's Degree(level 7)
Digital and Technology Solution Specialist (degree) (apprenticeship standard)
31 March 2020 (application closing date)
Are you a pacesetter? Innovator? Trailblazer? If you’re as ambitious as we are, we’ll invest in you, nurture your talent and reward your success. This role is a great opportunity for you to gain practical experience whilst you work towards a Bachelor of Science degree (with honours) via part-time study at Manchester Metropolitan University.


Our Digital apprenticeship path has been designed for those who want to develop a career in an area that plays a huge role at AJ Bell. During this four-year programme you have the opportunity to rotate around different teams in our Technology Services Department, from Software Engineering to Infrastructure and Information Security, in order to gain a broad understanding of IT and change provision in a fast-paced regulated Financial Services business.

At the same time as learning on the job, you will study for a BSc in Digital Technology Solutions with our academic provider, Manchester Metropolitan University. You will be given the opportunity to specialise in Software Engineering, Data Analysis, Cyber Security Analysis or IT analysis, and this specialism will become the focus of your degree studies. As well as spending a day each week studying at university, your fees will be paid, and you’ll be earning a competitive salary and much more!

At the start of the apprenticeship you will enjoy a tailored induction programme with us and Manchester Metropolitan University. This will give you the chance to get to know our business and develop your skills on the job, while at the same time continuing on a development programme designed to help you invest in your personal growth and your future with AJ Bell. 

We will also provide mentoring and ongoing training, including and in-house technical and professional development training, enabling you to progress your understanding of the digital aspects of financial services.

If you are successful in your apprenticeship you may have the opportunity to continue your career at AJ Bell focusing on either a managerial or technical career path. 

Future Prospects


Bonus, Study Support, Pension, DIS, BAYE Share Scheme, Onsite Gym & Classes, Pay Day Drinks

Skills Required

Verbal and written communication skills

Qualities Required

  • The ability to demonstrate your passion for digital technology (even if you don’t have any previous qualifications or experience in this area)
  • Enthusiasm to learn and develop in different teams within the business
  • Honesty, self-motivation, reliability
  • Willingness to follow our guiding principles

Qualifications Required

We ask the following from applicants to our Digital apprenticeship programme:

  • A minimum of 112 UCAS points (under the tariff for courses starting from September 2017)
  • A minimum of five GCSEs 4 – 9 (or A* - C), including English and maths

Training Provided

Level 7 Digital and Technology Solution Specialist apprenticeship standard.

The Apprenticeship combines workplace training with a programme focused on IT in business and includes a blend of technology, commercial and project skills. The core units include:

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Introduction to Business Systems
  • Introduction to Web Development
  • Computing Fundamentals
  • Technology Management
  • Portfolio

Pathway units and negotiated business projects allow you to study a specialist route in Business Technology (IT Consultant), Software Engineering, Data Analytics or Cyber Security.

You can also choose an elective unit, which may include: User Experience Design, Digital & Social Media, CRM, Mobile Applications Development, Enterprise Computing and Advanced Web Development.

As well as the academic content, the Apprenticeship includes sessions on communication, presentation and team working skills, to help you become a confident digital and technology practitioner.

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