Our apprenticeships

About our Apprenticeship Scheme

Facts International has obtained an excellent reputation for providing a tailored, first class apprenticeship scheme in the local area.  We are proud to have been recognised externally for our work as ambassadors of apprenticeships, in June 2016, we won the ‘Apprenticeship Employer of the Year’ award at Canterbury College’s Celebration of Achievement. Additionally, at the 2015 awards, our Data Processing apprentice received the ‘Outstanding Apprentice’ award.

Training occurs on and off the job with structured NVQ’s allowing our apprentices to learn their field at a broader level and our in-house training is then tailored to the specific needs of the business.

Crispin Beale, Chief Executive, CIE Group says of the scheme “I am so proud of the hard work that Facts International puts into their apprenticeship programme, especially the emphasis on training and development.”

Investing in the future of the company is a key part of Facts International’s growth strategy, so extending opportunities beyond the initial apprenticeship period is important to us. We want to ensure that all apprentices have long-term career prospects and that every individual’s potential is maximised.

Why should I choose an apprenticeship?

College and University isn’t the only path to go down to gain the qualifications you may need to excel in your chosen career path. By completing an apprenticeship, you will work in the office whilst also completing an NVQ in your chosen subject. This allows you to ‘earn while you learn’ and you will gain valuable work experience at the same time, giving you the skills and experience to get ahead.

Depending on whether you have completed GCSE’s or A-Levels, you will complete either a Level 2 or 3 NVQ and it will take you between 12 and 18 months to complete. You will be able to choose the specific units of your NVQ and we will tailor your learning to meet the specific needs of our industry.

You will earn a salary during your apprenticeship and be entitled to benefits and holiday at the same time.

Current opportunities

Research Apprentice

Have you ever wondered how the latest McFlurry flavour is chosen? Or, how new smartphone features are tested with consumers? What about the service you received last time you ordered a takeaway? These interesting questions have one thing in common – Market Research! Facts International is a leading Market Research agency who conduct important and exciting research with a huge variety of clients. We are looking for a talented new Research Apprentice to join our team and get involved with dynamic projects and brands!

As a Research Apprentice, you will be assisting the Client Services department with all administrative tasks including, planning fieldwork, data entry, analysis and reporting.  Working on a variety of projects both qualitative and quantitative, you will gain knowledge, skills and expertise.  The role provides a solid grounding in market research allowing you to develop into a versatile researcher. 

You will combine work-based on-the-job training and be learning with further studies and must be willing to progress your career. Your NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration will be achieved during this time through your work experience.

Right from day one, you will be given the opportunity to get stuck into some important and challenging projects. Each day can be very different at Facts and so you will be required to use your skills and knowledge to assist in solving problems and providing input into our projects.

What our apprentices have to say…   

Throughout my time at Facts, I have been provided with on and off-the-job training in my niche role of specialised programming and operations. The training has allowed me to expand my personal development, provide me with a wide range of support and guidance, and has helped me to understand the needs of the business and our clients. Without Facts’ nurturing, I wouldn’t have successfully completed my apprenticeship, proceeded into a permanent full-time role or gained a celebratory achievement award, so for that, I am truly grateful to them.

Kieran Farmer, Specification Writer (Apprentice February 2014 – August 2015)

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