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Who We Are

Welcome to the only rotational degree apprenticeship in the United Kingdom! This 3-year program offers an individual apprenticeship experience that tailors to your interests, involvement, and goals. Our Team is enthusiastic, driven and focused on your career growth - we will work to develop and coach you through mentoring and regular check-ins.

Our Values

We want you to shine throughout your apprenticeship program! And we know that is exactly what will happen when we blend our exceptional training and industry-relevant education with your passion for technology and career aspirations. It is our goal to have each apprentice make a significant impact during their time at Cisco, and we proudly showcase your accomplishments – both internally and externally.

Find where you shine

Our Apprentice University Program is available around the globe with popular locations in

The Cisco Apprentice Program has challenged me to step out of my comfort zone as I experience various roles and prepare for my career!

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We Are Cisco

We connect everything. We innovate everywhere. We take bold steps to shape the technologies of tomorrow, making an impact for years to come.


From everyday devices to entertainment, retail, and education – we give our best, and if you’re into tech, chances are we’re the software, security, and hardware behind it. Smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals –that's us.


We take difference to heart and celebrate the diversity that fuels our innovation. Colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. 


We don’t just dream it, we do it! Be you, with us.


Discover the #WeAreCisco story and find out what we value most.

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Benefits and perks to love

Cisconians work hard - and we reward hard. We go beyond the usual benefits with surprising extras we think you'll love.

Frequently asked questions

What can you expect once accepted into the Apprenticeship Program?

Year 1: Induction boot camp, 3-month 'exposure' rotations, and technical foundation degree modules.

Year 2: Identify your focus, 6-month 'skill' rotations, and degree modules linked to professional aspiration.

Year 3: Refine your skills, 12-month rotation, 'major project' dissertation, and graduation.

I've submitted a job application. What is the next step?

Thanks for applying! You should have received an email confirmation that your application has been received. We encourage you to explore our @WeAreCisco social media channels where we highlight employee photos and stories about working at Cisco.

Why should I sign up for job notifications?

Signing up for job notifications is a great way to receive customized job alerts that match your skills and areas of interest. Simply tell us a little bit about yourself, and you'll be added to our data base and begin to receive job notifications within 48 hours.

As a Cisco apprentice, what will I get to do?

With a Cisco apprenticeship, you get to:

• Be involved with cutting-edge technology as it evolves and develops

• Meet hundreds of Cisco employees, build contacts, work with the best, and learn from the experts

• Partner with international brands to solve business problems and learn to sell those solutions

• And you'll create a strong community, thanks to a brilliant group of current apprentices, mentors, managers, and more – all ready to guide and advise you

What should I expect during the recruitment and interview process?

This process helps us get to know you, and for you to learn about our people, culture, and business. We'll evaluate your skills and experience against our current business needs. We'll ask you about your academic and work experience, and you can ask questions, too. Be prepared to tell about your achievements and the value you could bring to Cisco.

Is there someone at Cisco I can speak with?

If you have questions or issues with your application, the best way to stay in touch with us is to email web-help@cisco.com. Leave us a comment or question, and we'll do our best to get back to you.

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