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Apprenticeship Program

Life at Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren’t afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays, and learns.

We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple-haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers, and we are doers. #WeAreCisco.

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Where We Work

As an apprentice, you will explore many different roles - including those that encourage you to travel. You will select either: Green Park, Reading; or Bedfont Lakes, Feltham; as your home office, but will be expected to travel to either office for team meetings and rotation opportunities.


What Makes a Cisco Apprentice?

Qualifications matter, but the right attitude and desire to work for Cisco are highly coveted.

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
  • Learn to design, test, and deploy our technology and how that links to industry technology
  • Everything you learn in the classroom will be put into practise in your job!


    How Does the Apprenticeship Work?

    As an apprentice, you’ll get support and guidance to best apply your strengths, passion, and skills within Cisco. By immersing yourself in how our teams work, you’ll gain relevant experience to be successful in your chosen career.

    During our three-year rotational degree program, you’ll explore a variety of roles within Cisco, giving you a chance to explore a specific technology or work with specific teams. You'll receive applicable Cisco certifications via classroom training or through a local university, and achieve an accredited degree!

    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.


    Learn & Grow with Cisco Apprenticeship Program

    Our apprentices lead varied and exciting lives, and just like you'd expect to see at a university, they take part in diverse activities alongside their apprenticeship.

    Whether it's networking with other Cisco employees, raising money and giving back to charity, or attending events to showcase the amazing work Cisco does to inspire other young people, you can be sure that there will be a variety of activities to get involved with to compliment your development.

Employee Voices

The Cisco Apprenticeship Program changed my life in more ways than I could imagined. I have been provided with opportunities, knowledge and connections which I never thought would be possible. It’s a program which provides the perfect mix of learning and experience alongside some of the greatest people ever!

Ollie G.

Apprenticeship Program Graduate