Get ahead in technology with IT Apprenticeships

  • IT Apprentices have the potential to boost the UK economy by £4.4 billion
  • It’s a fact. The UK economy needs 300,000 digital workers by 2020 to reach its full potential
  • 78% of HR professionals struggle to recruit for IT specialist roles

The significant benefit of taking an Apprenticeship in IT with a technical training company like Lifetime Training is that you get to learn new skills and develop confidence, capability and competency; while using the latest technology that is relevant to you as an IT apprentice, and your existing or future employer.

Most organisations are contractually tied by their Software/Hardware license providers to ensure that they upgrade to the latest versions of products as they are released or run versions no older than one version back. So, this means, our IT apprentices could be learning and configuring IPhone 4 or 5, Microsoft Windows 7 or 8 OS, Server 2012, Office 365 and the latest security and cloud computing techniques and platforms. If this sounds like the career for you, or the skills your technical work force need, here are some key industry strategies and technology changes which influence our Apprenticeship training content:

Mobile Devices Battle Windows 8 and the future!

Windows 8 is now readily available, but most organisations are still deploying Windows 7 which has an early service pack end date of 2013 and a mainstream support end date of 2015, Microsoft are working to eliminate Windows XP by the time support ends in April 2014. Organisations need to decide how much time to spend on Windows 8, and which users to target with the new OS. Windows 8 implementation will affect an Organisations PC, iPad and Application Development Plans for the future. Covered on our Level 3 Systems Engineer Apprenticeship

Personal / Private Cloud

A new era of computing has begun, the era of the cloud - defined as the set of hardware, networks, storage, services, and interfaces that combine to deliver aspects of computing as a service. Cloud computing is highly flexible and can completely change the way companies use technology to service customers, partners, and suppliers. Some businesses, such as Google and Amazon, already have most of their IT resources in the cloud. They have found that it can eliminate many of the complex constraints from the traditional computing environment, including space, time, power, and cost.

The Cloud proposition offers a wide range of new and adapted skill requirements for IT engineers and managers. Covered on our Level 3 Network Engineer Apprenticeship

The Internet of Things is moving to the Mainstream

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to uniquely identifiable objects and their virtual representations in an Internet-like structure. Equipping all objects in the world with minuscule identifying devices or machine-readable identifiers could transform daily life. For instance, businesses may no longer run out of stock or generate waste products, as involved parties would know which products are required and consumed.

By 2020 there will be nearly 26 billion devices on the Internet of Things (Gartner) and more than 30 billion devices will be wirelessly connected. IoT is evolving from a niche area into a mainstream activity, especially in the next three years. In fact, David Cameron and Angela Merkel have confirmed the UK and Germany will work to make 5G a reality in both countries by 2020. 5G will fully enable the Internet of Things. In fact IOT isn't capable without it. When that happens everything we own will have the potential to talk to each other: from our houses and cars to watches and clothing. So now is the time to embrace the technology of today and prepare for tomorrow.  Enterprises will be investigating and initiating pilot projects in 2014 to position themselves to exploit the coming opportunities. Covered on all of our Level 3 IT Apprenticeship courses

Actionable Analytics

To make analytics more pervasive and actionable, business intelligence and analytics professionals must make analytics more transparent, in context, and more embedded in real-time applications accessible by non-traditional analytics users. In other words we need simple User Interfaces’ that offer simple reporting around a business’ information and intelligence, used by all, not a few specialists. Covered on our Level 3 Database Developer/Administrator Apprenticeship

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