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    I'm looking to go into a web development or coding apprenticeship but recently I've been considering a general IT apprenticeship in areas like network administration and IT support as well.

    My question is, would this be worth it if I intend to move into software and web development? Would future employers looking for a programmer accept me purely based on a portfolio I have put together in my own time or would I need a qualification/professional experience in a company to get a job?

    Note: I am not going to Uni.

    Also, as a side question, which IT apprenticeship providers would you recommend?

    provider = Capgemini, etc.
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    Hello,

    All relevant work experience is good work experience - and whilst an apprenticeship in network and administration might not be exactly what you want to be doing long-term, it's a foot in the door for sure.

    As you have mentioned, it is a very good idea for you to put together your portfolio in your spare time - this, along with some relevant work experience will certainly put you in good stead for a career in software development. Whether you demonstrate your web development skills in a job or via your portfolio, the important thing is having tangible evidence to demonstrate your skills.

    If you are on the lookout for relevant apprenticeships, there are plenty of IT apprenticehip and school leaver schemes over on Milkround School Leavers - there's also info and advice on careers in IT that also may be of use to you!

    Let us know if you have any further questions!

    Chantelle & The Milkround team
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    (Original post by HTML)
    I'm looking to go into a web development or coding apprenticeship but recently I've been considering a general IT apprenticeship in areas like network administration and IT support as well.

    My question is, would this be worth it if I intend to move into software and web development? Would future employers looking for a programmer accept me purely based on a portfolio I have put together in my own time or would I need a qualification/professional experience in a company to get a job?

    Note: I am not going to Uni.

    Also, as a side question, which IT apprenticeship providers would you recommend?

    provider = Capgemini, etc.
    Hi HTML;

    I think it is a good idea to look at a general IT Apprenticeship, and it will get you a good foot in the door of the industry.

    I don't know if you have looked at or heard about the IBM Apprenticeship scheme but it offers a Technical Solution Specialist Apprenticeship.
    This would give you the opportunity to work with one of the leading technology companies in the world, giving you great experience for the future. As well you have the opportunity to gain other qualifications while doing the Apprenticeship, which would boost your experience and CV.

    I think going down the route of an Apprenticeship will set you off on your desired path in the future. Any questions just ask.

    Good Luck

    Amy :grin:
 
 
 
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