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Digital Degree Apprenticeship

AJ Bell - Manchester

Full-time (Permanent)
Published on
1 December 2023
31 December 2023

 Our customers trust us with their investments, and by continuously striving to make investing easier, we aim to help even more people take control of their financial futures. Having listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in December 2018, AJ Bell is now a FTSE 250 company.

Headquartered in Manchester with offices in central London and Bristol, we now have over 1200 employees and have been named one of the Sunday Times ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ for five consecutive years.

AJ Bell provides opportunities for growth and professional development for employees wanting to progress within their career including induction training and our study support scheme forming part of our extensive benefits package.

There is an active programme of social events throughout the year, which are open to all employees. If you feel excited about a company with a culture for inclusion and employee development this is the opportunity for you!

Job Description

Do you feel positive about taking your first step to a career in tech? AJ Bell is a fast-growing, award-winning business and we could have just the opportunity for you to join the AJ Bell Apprenticeship Academy!

Our Digital & Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship Programme is a great opportunity to gain hands on experience whilst you work towards a Bachelor of Science degree (with honours) via part-time study at Manchester Metropolitan University. If you’re successful, you’ll join the AJ Bell Apprenticeship Academy in September 2024 and have the opportunity to work in our Technology Services department to gain an understanding of IT and the impact it has on a collaborative regulated Financial Services business.

Alongside studying for a degree, our Digital Apprenticeship Programme enables you to develop a wide range of skills and competencies including developing your verbal and written communication skills, working to deadlines and understanding operational business processes. AJ Bell offers a wide range of development & mentoring opportunities to all employees, including in-house technical and professional development training so you can feel positive about your future at AJ Bell.

The Digital & Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship Programme once completed, opens the door to many possibilities and opportunities to continue your career at AJ Bell focusing on either a managerial or technical career pathways. We will provide all the training and support you need to develop along the way.


What we're looking for:

  • Minimum of 112 UCAS points (under the tariff for courses starting from September 2017)
  • Minimum of 5 GCSE’s A*-C / 9 - 4 (or equivalent including Maths and English)
  • Ability to demonstrate why you want to work in technology
  • Honesty, self-motivation, reliability
  • Enthusiasm to learn and develop in different teams within the business
Additional Information 


  • A full training programme and study support
  • Excellent career opportunities
  • Mentorship scheme
  • 25 days holiday increasing to 31 days with length of service, plus bank holidays
  • Hybrid working policy
  • Casual dress code
  • Discretionary 6-monthly bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Buy as you earn share scheme and free shares scheme
  • Holiday buy/sell scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Free social events including monthly pay day drinks
  • Free on-site gym and personal trainer led classes
  • Volunteering days
  • + much, much more!

What next?

If you feel inspired and meet the entry criteria, then be sure to apply via our website. You should include a covering note answering the following questions: 

  • Why do you want a career in Tech?
  • Why have you chosen to apply to AJ Bell?

AJ Bell is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and all employees are empowered to bring their whole self to work.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, religion, physical and mental disability, marital status and any other characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010. All decisions to hire are based on qualifications, merit and business need

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