Apprenticeships at HL offer you the chance to earn while you learn, gaining nationally recognised qualifications alongside valuable work experience.

Why join HL as an Apprentice?

An HL worker and apprentice working together

What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship programmes allow you to combine work and study, with the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification. When you join HL as an apprentice you work alongside experienced colleagues in a supportive environment and can immediately put what you learn into practice. If you're starting out in your career or looking to change direction, then an apprenticeship might be for you.

We know that when you are starting your new career you will need support to help you reach your potential. You'll have a manager who supports you to succeed through regular one to ones. Apprentices are also given an on-the-job buddy to show you the ropes, answer your questions and coach you through challenges.

What apprenticeships are on offer?

We currently have 40 apprentices, across 3 established apprenticeship schemes.

Our apprenticeship schemes:

Client Operations Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship: Level 3 Digital Business Accelerator Apprenticeship - The apprenticeship will give you an understanding of business fundamentals, data development skills and project management skills.

Course provider: Multiverse

Duration: 13-months

IT Support Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship: Level 3 Information Communications Technician Apprenticeship - The apprenticeship will give you an understanding of working in IT and how deliver user support, testing and problem-solving skills, an understanding of security, networks and cloud systems.

Course provider: Estio

Duration: 13-months

Software Engineering Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship: Level 4 Software Engineering Apprenticeship – You will start your apprenticeship with a 3-month virtual 'coding bootcamp' to bring you up to speed and set you up for success in your role After your bootcamp, you will join one of our software engineering teams for 15 months, while completing the rest of your modules. You will learn how to write good code and operate at all stages of the software development lifecycle.

Course provider: Multiverse

Duration: 18-months

How can I find out more?

Interest in apprenticeships is constantly growing so our apprenticeship offering continues to evolve. This page will be updated with our 2024 apprenticeship positions in the next few months so please keep an eye out.

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What do some of apprentices say about their apprenticeship at HL:

  • “I decided to do an apprenticeship as I already had a lot of student loans, and didn't fancy adding to the debt! I did some research and found out that by doing an apprenticeship I would be able to earn while I learn, which was perfect for me. I wanted to do something completely different, and there was no previous experience required for my apprenticeship.”

  • “There are no drawbacks to this apprenticeship scheme. It involves a brilliant work environment, plenty of super helpful people around you, a great rewards scheme and provides you with brilliant knowledge and experience to develop your career further.”

  • “The type of work I do is suited to my strengths which makes it enjoyable, I'm constantly learning every day and get to learn from my colleagues. I am also included in projects and decisions that my team makes.”

  • “HL is a great company to work for – everyone is so friendly! There are plenty of social events to get involved with and the office is a lovely place to be.”