Cisco didn’t just build the Internet . We keep building it. First the Internet of computers. Then the Internet of people. Now the Internet of Everything. Our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. But our edge doesn’t come from technology. It comes from our people It begins with the knowledge that tomorrow starts here. With us. And with you. With the amazing things that happen when we connect the unconnected.

Cisco Apprenticeship Programme 2016

About the role

Why You'll Love Cisco

People everywhere use the internet every day without even thinking about it. Cisco connects you to the internet so you can keep in contact with friends, watch your favourite TV shows, research information, or apply for jobs! Cisco powers the technology that connects you to the world.

Last year 1 million years of video traffic crossed the internet every month and there are now more mobile devices; like smart phones, laptops, tablets, even watches; than every human being on the planet! The internet is the future of everything.

Our employees' creative ideas impact everything imaginable - from entertainment, retail, healthcare, and education, to smart cities, smart cars, and connecting the unconnected to make the world a better place. As a Cisco Apprentice you’ll get to be part of a team that cares about its customers, enjoys having fun, and you’ll take part in changing the lives of those in our local communities. Come prepared to be inspired.

What You'll Do

As an apprentice you'll be given support and guidance to understand how your passion and skills best fit within Cisco. By seeing and doing what our teams do, you'll start to see where you can go and get the experience that's relevant to be successful.

Year 1: You'll be finding out about Cisco; what we do and how we do it. You'll complete an induction bootcamp which will give you the skills foundation you'll need to build your exciting career with us.

- 3 month induction and business orientation.

- Up to 3 role assignments across Cisco.

- Produce a portfolio of work that demonstrates what you're learning from your roles.

Year 2: You'll start to specialise and discover your ideal career with Cisco.

- 2 role assignments across a department.

- Develop a work based project including strategy and research that demonstrates the work you're doing every day.

Year 3: You'll define your career path and deliver work and results to the business, in preparation for graduation!

- 1 role assignment

- Complete a major project pulling together everything you've learnt and how you're using it to be successful in your role.

- Graduation, with a BSc in Digital and Technology Solutions!

Throughout the 3 year programme you will have face to face training sessions and access to online resources to help you study and complete your degree.

Our Apprentices work from our offices in Reading and Bedfont Lakes in Feltham so you'll have the opportunity to travel and see our different offices, there is the opportunity for international travel too!


Qualifications are important but the right attitude and desire to work for Cisco count more. We look for a minimum of 160 UCAS points as an indicator of your ability to learn but you should be able to show us that you are:

  • Ambitious
  • Innovative
  • Customer focused
  • Organised
  • Curious
  • Resilient
  • Methodical
  • Logical
  • Pragmatic
  • Persuasive
  • Commercially minded
  • Analytical
  • Logical

About Cisco

The Internet of Everything is a phenomenon driving new opportunities for Cisco and it's transforming our customers' businesses worldwide. We are pioneers and have been since the early days of connectivity. Today, we are building teams that are expanding our technology solutions in the mobile, cloud, security, IT, and big data spaces, including software and consulting services. As Cisco delivers the network that powers the Internet, we are connecting the unconnected. Imagine creating unprecedented disruption. Collaborate with like-minded innovators in a fun and flexible culture that has earned Cisco global recognition as a Great Place To Work, with an award winning apprenticeship programme. With roughly 10 billion connected things in the world now and over 50 billion estimated in the future, your career has exponential possibilities at Cisco.

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