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

IT Desktop Apprentice

Our IT department is responsible for ensuring the smooth operations of our large Call Centre and national remote network of users.

This is an entry level role suitable for someone who is looking to start a career within IT. As part of a busy team, you will report to the ISS Director and work alongside other desktop technicians to provide internal support to staff and the company’s systems. A priority is ensuring that the communications centre is fully operational providing maximum availability to its users.

You will spend one day a week at Canterbury College and the other four days will be spent in the office.                                                                        

 

IT Security Apprentice

Our IT department is responsible for ensuring the smooth operations of our large Call Centre and national remote network of users.

This is an entry level role suitable for someone who is looking to start a career within IT Security Services. As part of a busy team, you will report to the ISS Director and ensure that company information and information systems are protected from unauthorised access, intrusion, modification or destruction through the use of Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), vulnerability management, SIEM and supporting technologies and investigative techniques.

You will spend one day a week at Canterbury College and the other four days will be spent in the office.

 

Specification Writer Apprentice

Our Specification Writing team supports the wider business in delivering our research projects. We are looking for an apprentice to be trained in survey scripting, data processing and data analysis.

After joining our highly experienced team, you will be trained in the use of Confirmit Horizons, a market-leading Market Research platform used to deliver telephone, online and face-to-face (via tablet) surveys. You will use Confirmit to script surveys ready for fieldwork, and also create and manipulate data and tabulations for our project management team, supporting them in delivering for our clients.

You will spend one day a week at Canterbury College and the other four days will be spent in the office.

COMING SOON…

Finance Apprentice

Our Finance department is responsible for the accounts of all six different entities that make up the Chime Insight & Engagement Division.

We’re searching for someone to join us in an entry level accounting role. You will work closely with our Accounts Assistant for four days a week and spend one day a week at Canterbury College.

You will study a course in finance administration – covering areas such as double entry bookkeeping and basic costing principles, alongside complementary business communications and personal skills too.

 

 

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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