Apprenticeships and trainees

Nathan Williams

Apprenticeships and trainees

At Guinness we're committed to providing a variety of opportunities and roles, so that we continue to build and develop a skilled and diverse workforce.

Our entry level programmes have proved hugely successful, with over 50 apprentices, interns and trainees recruited into Guinness every year, providing work, training and employability skills.

Chris Ward, Group HR Director

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships Skills, experience and a nationally recognised qualification.

Our apprenticeships are a great way to start your career. Combining learning with on-the-job training, you'll gain a nationally recognised qualification and the skills and experience that you need to develop a rewarding career. Apprenticeships are open to anyone living in England who is over the age of 16 and not in full-time education. We offer three levels of apprenticeship: intermediate (one year), higher (18 months) and advanced (two years) with the full training costs covered.

Joining us as an apprentice, you'll have regular one-to-one meetings with your line manager and we'll give you full support. The range of national qualifications you can complete are dependent on your level, but include A-levels, GCSEs, foundation degrees and also specific technical certificates, such as AAT accountancy qualifications and BTEC national certifications.

On top of being paid a monthly wage, you'll receive great employee benefits, including 25 days' holiday plus bank holidays and discounts on gyms and leisure centres. You'll also have some exclusive apprentice benefits available too, including the apprentice Oyster Card, online coaching and mentoring service and an apprentice extra discount card.

Fast facts

Contract

12-14 month fixed term contracts

Hours

35 hours of work per week

Pay

£3.72-£6.31 p/h (depending on age)

Holiday

25 days' paid holiday (plus bank holidays)

Support

Full training costs covered

Internships

Internships Supporting you in beginning and building your career.

At The Guinness Partnership we want to support you in beginning and building your career too. Our paid internships are a great way to do this as you'll gain valuable experience, earn a living wage and enjoy the benefits of being a full-time employee.

Internships are open to graduates and postgraduates and typically last for a fixed term of between 3 and 12 months (this can vary depending on the department you're working in).

As an intern at Guinness you'll have the chance to hone the knowledge, skills and experience that you need to progress in your chosen field of work. You'll also have all the support you need to progress into full-time employment, education or further training. On top of this, you'll receive all the benefits of a full-time employee at The Guinness Partnership. These include 25 days' holiday plus eight bank holidays and discounts on gym and leisure centres.

Fast facts

Contract

12-14 month fixed term contracs

Hours

35 hours of work per week

Pay

Paid at the living wage - £7.65 p/h (£8.80 p/h in London)

Benefits

All the benefits of a permanent employee

Support

Support as you progress into full time employment

Trainees

Trainees Gain skills for life and build a rewarding career.

From support workers to accountants and electricians, we hire a diverse range of professionals here at The Guinness Partnership – and we're passionate about training our people. We offer a variety of trainee roles that provide individuals with on-the-job experience, a relevant professional qualification, and a platform for career progression.

As a trainee, you'll work and learn alongside experienced employees in a specific career field. We'll provide you with an individual learning and development plan, and the encouragement and support you need to progress on your career path. On top of your salary you'll enjoy a range of great benefits and be treated as part of the team from the word go.

We have a number of trainee opportunities across the organisation. Trainee positions tend to be full time, typically last 2–3 years and you're likely to need a minimum of 5 GCSEs (including English and Maths) to apply. So, if you're looking to gain skills for life and build a rewarding career, The Guinness Partnership is a great choice.

Fast facts

Contract

2-3 year training programme

Hours

35 hours of work per week

Pay

Paid on a sliding scale of the target role, increasing every year

Recruitment policy

We recruit trainees from all backgrounds, ages and across a wide range of roles

Support

We'll support you in your college studies

Our people

Our people The best people to tell you what it is like to work here are the ones who already do.

Kyra

Kyra

Apprentice Maintenance Surveyor

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Having managers that believe in me has given me a real confidence boost.

Yasmin

Yasmin

Planned Delivery Surveyor

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The social side of my role as a surveyor is fantastic. I'm always meeting new people, including contractors, consultants and engineers. It creates a brilliant business network as well as life-long friends.

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