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Apprenticeship program
Work a full-time job while training to become a software engineer, IT support specialist or data scientist at Meta in the UK.

What is the Apprenticeship program?
The Apprenticeship program in London is a paid 18-month program which allows participants to work a full-time job while also completing a skills development program. Apprentices who successfully finish the program will be considered for a full-time employment opportunity.
How it works
The Apprenticeship program is an earn-while-you-learn program for individuals who are interested in software engineering or IT support, and who want an alternative to formal university education. During the program, apprentices will spend 80% of their time working on real projects that help redefine how the world connects, and 20% of their time receiving formal training in the technical and soft skills needed for the job. At the beginning of the program, apprentices will be paired with managers and mentors who are committed to their success. These relationships will provide daily support and connection to the Meta community and culture.
Who can apply
The Apprenticeship program is designed for school leavers, second jobbers and career changers who are not in full-time education, but are interested in gaining a career in technology. If you enjoy solving problems, have a passion for tech, and are eager to learn and be challenged, this program is for you.
How to apply
Applications for the Apprenticeship program typically open in January and are accepted on a rolling basis until the program is filled. The Apprenticeship begins every September on an 18-month contract. Begin your application for either the software engineering apprenticeship, IT support apprenticeship or data science apprenticeship below.


Choose your Apprenticeship program path

Software Engineering Apprenticeship

If you want to build new features and improve existing products–and you want to solve large-scale, highly complex technical problems–then apply for the software engineering apprenticeship. During this program, you’ll complete three rotations on three different software engineering teams that are building the next generation of products, systems and services that help people connect with each other around the globe.

Requirements:

Interest and experience in programming and building software.

Ability to program in some mainstream programming language such as C++, Java, Python, Haskell, PHP or Javascript.

In order to apply for an apprenticeship, you'll need to show you have an eligible residency status, in accordance with Annex A of the “Apprenticeship funding rules and guidance for employers August 2021 to July 2022”.

Does not already hold a Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Software Engineering at the same level or above.

IT Support Apprenticeship

If you have a desire to get involved in a stimulating environment helping internal colleagues resolve their technical issues and enabling them to do their best work each day, then apply for the internal IT support apprenticeship. This is an opportunity to start your tech career off with us—to learn, to grow and to contribute to your ongoing story at Meta.

Key minimum requirements:

Passion for IT

In order to apply for an apprenticeship, you'll need to show you have an eligible residency status, in accordance with Annex A of the “Apprenticeship funding rules and guidance for employers August 2021 to July 2022”.

Does not already hold a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Information communications technician at the same level or above.
Employee pathway stories
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The apprenticeship has given me the opportunity to grow technically and personally, whilst providing impactful enhancements to products that I value.
—Gemma D.
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As an apprentice you get the opportunity to be a crucial part of the team, collaborate with experienced engineers and write code that has a real world impact.
—Noah S.
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