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Not going to uni doesn’t mean you can’t have a tech career with a leading employer! The place to explore your work options after school is @Google. Develop valuable skills, discover where your tech career could go and get to know companies who are looking for enthusiastic school leavers to join them.

Who can apply

  • Year 13 students
  • Who are passionate about technology
  • Who want to explore career opportunities at leading employers
  • Have already decided to do an apprenticeship, or are actively considering it.

Why attend?

Get connected with leading tech employers. Throughout the day you’ll be able to network with representatives from employers and current apprentices – find out more about the apprenticeships and school leaver programmes that they have on offer, what they look for in their school leavers, and what it’s really like to be an apprentice. You’ll be able to use information and advice from networking to guide your job hunt and strengthen future applications. If you make a good impression, companies may even get in contact with you after the event.

Discover potential career paths. @Google has partnered with leading employers that work on real-life projects that affect people’s lives every day, and apprentices play a crucial role in this work. There are apprenticeships at partner employers in areas such as software development, digital marketing, project management, digital and technology solutions and infrastructure technology.

Boost your skills through workshops and skills sessions. Learn what skills will help you to kick-start your career in technology. Having strong technical and transferable skills will be extremely beneficial whatever job or course you apply for – it’ll stand you in good stead for the future. You’ll even be able to mention that you attended @Google on your CV – it’ll show employers that you’re seriously considering a career in IT and technology.

Reassure your parents/guardians. It’s natural for your parents to worry about whether you’re making the right choices about your future. @Google, your parents/guardians will have the opportunity to speak to companies’ representatives too. Showing that you’ve done your research and are seriously considering an apprenticeship, and finding out more about the career path that can lead from this, may help to reassure your parents/guardians.

What does the day involve?

The half-day event begins with a keynote talk by Google, after which attendees will split into groups for a series of skills sessions with representatives from employers. The event will then end with a networking session with current apprentices, recruiters and your parents/guardians.

What is an apprenticeship?

If you want to earn and learn at the same time, an apprenticeship is the route for you. You’ll study towards a recognised qualification and, through working with an employer and getting involved in real projects, you’ll develop valuable skills and bring to life your knowledge of technology. Apprenticeships follow a government qualifications framework, and you can even get a degree through an apprenticeship. You can find out more about apprenticeships here.

How to apply

Before you can attend @Google, you need to apply. The event is invitation-only, but the application process is very simple – all you’ll need to initially supply are your personal details and your reasons for wanting to apply. The next stage is a short phone chat with us so we can get to know more about you as a person. If your application is successful, you’ll be invited to attend the event at Google Academy on 28 November 2019.

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