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IT Digital Apprentice with Virgin Money

NE3 4PL, Newcastle Upon Tyne
£356.23 per week
Closing date
31 May 2022

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Banking & Financial Services
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
24 months+
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Job Details

Start Date: 15/09/2022

Duration of Apprenticeship: 30 months

Job Description:

Is your future digital?

It’s an exciting time to be joining Virgin Money as we transform our team into one that is ready to meet the challenges of the future, setting us up to support our ambition to disrupt the status quo and turn traditional banking on its head.  Our Digital & Innovation (D&I) team are incredibly excited to be offering a number of Digital Degree Apprenticeship opportunities.

Following the huge success of our previous Degree Apprenticeship programme, we’re seeking to develop another group of digital geniuses who want to develop their career with our incredible technology team and be part of something truly special.  We’re offering you the chance to combine working with studying towards a degree.  And the best part is, not only will you be earning a great salary, we’ll will pay for your education too!  Sounds too good to be true doesn’t it?  

So here’s how it works

You’ll split your time between working within Digital & Innovation and studying for a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Technology Solutions over 30 months.  You’ll receive invaluable on-the job experience as you work across a number of Digital, Cyber Security, IT Operations IT & Change projects, learning what it takes to run the bank, the innovation required to help us grow as a digital bank.  All this whilst working alongside our super talented technology colleagues that will coach and mentor you on your journey.

Here’s what you’ll be doing:

- Develop an understanding of Virgin Money business functions and the key activities they deliver to support the successful day to day running of the Bank.
- Become proficient in Digital technologies, systems and processes and present ideas for system improvements.
- Help to contribute to the production of the relevant products for your area.
- Assist in owning risks associated with the delivery of change, ensuring that risks are reduced to an acceptable level to the business via an agreed approach prior to implementing changes.
- Proactively drive personal development, both academic and professional, and to use this to find and establish a path to either a technical specialism or a change professional role.
- Contribute to technical discussions within area of technical expertise when assessing the impact of new initiatives, work requests and the support of existing services.
- Develop an understanding of traditional waterfall development methodologies and new Agile ways of working to support the D&I function on its journey to transform.
- Gain experience and knowledge of the IT Strategy and systems development roadmaps.
- Assist in delivering solutions to agreed standards on time, on budget and to required quality measures.
- Assist in delivering continual improvement initiatives to reduce risk and increase performance, efficiency and productivity.
- Follow relevant standards and procedures and develop knowledge to ensure solutions are in-line with both industry regulation (e.g. GDPR, PCI-DSS) and company best practice.
- Develop into a subject matter expert for a particular knowledge area, process or business area within the D&I team and across Virgin Money.
- Provide support to phases in the delivery lifecycle, resolving faults in a timely manner to cause minimal disruption to agreed planned dates.
- Work closely with business areas and partners to complete development activity within agreed quality standards, processes and timescales.
- Ensure that our company Purpose, Values and Behaviours are at the heart of all you do.

You also get the following RED HOT Rewards from day one!

- 38.5 days annual leave for all colleagues (including bank holidays and pro rata if part-time)
- Five extra paid well-being days per year
- A 35 hour working week
- Market leading Pension & Private Medical Insurance
- Flexible benefits including Cycle to Work, Wellness & Health Assessments and Critical Illness
- 20 weeks paid, gender neutral family leave (52 weeks in total) for expectant parents and those looking to adopt

Training Provided:

As a Digital Technology Apprentice with BPP, you will complete the Digital Technology Solutions Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship you will achieve the BSc (Hons) in Digital and Technology Solutions.

The completion of the qualification will take place in the workplace via an online platform with tutor support.

Qualification Requirements:

- A minimum of 104 UCAS points & GCSE in both Maths and English (Grade C (4) or above) or
- Completion of a level 3 apprenticeship / professional qualification in a relevant discipline or
- A recognised and equivalent qualification (examinations and experience will be considered)

Personal Qualities & Skills:

- Good communication skills
- Strong IT skills – Word, Excel & PowerPoint
- An ability to analyse information and solve problems
- The ability to write and present information clearly
- A passion for technology and digital
- A passion for learning
- Self motivation and the ability to take initiative

Future Prospects:

Virgin Money apprentices are colleagues from day one. They will be part of an additional development programme that will provide them with a number of placements to develop the skills and experience to flourish within Change & Delivery and IT Operations teams.


About BPP Professional Apprenticeships

BPP is one of the UK’s largest providers of professional apprenticeship training. They work closely with some of the UK’s leading employers including RBS, EY and Starbucks to create unique opportunities for apprentices.

Who Are BPP Professional Apprenticeships?

BPP have been delivering professional qualifications for over 40 years. Training over 80,000 leaners each year, across areas including law, management, accountancy, insurance, banking, nursing, healthcare and more.

What BPP Professional Apprenticeships Offers

BPP's programmes are developed in partnership with employers and respected professionals. Their programmes offer recognised professional qualifications, with a clear pathway from one level to the next – all the way up to chartered status. Regardless of position, almost anyone can get involved. From entry-level talent, to the most senior leaders. Through an apprenticeship you’ll have the opportunity to develop a stronger, wider and deeper skill set. 


Once you’re on your apprenticeship, you will be surrounded by BPP’s experts. Including dedicated Coaches who will support you through your journey, and Tutors who will provide their expertise on your chosen course. BPP’s flexible delivery blends digital learning with a face-to-face approach, and in some cases peer-to-peer learning, to help minimise disruption in your working environment.

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