Samsung launches apprenticeship scheme to upskill next generation

The new apprenticeship programme from Samsung UK aims to upskill young adults and open the door to the world of work

Ahead of National Apprenticeships Week 2022 (7-13 February), Samsung UK has announced a new apprenticeship scheme to support the careers of the next generation. 

The scheme is intended to help young people ‘earn and learn’, with efforts to upskill and provide career opportunities to young people without the need to go to university.  

With over 450,000 unemployed young people in the UK, the apprenticeship programme offers young adults a direct route into the world of work while achieving a fully funded qualification in their chosen field at the same time. 

The scheme involves expert job coaching and a training and development programme, with the bonus of a competitive salary and staff benefits. 

The pilot programme covers a range of apprenticeship areas within Samsung UK, including marketing, sales and business development, technical, and finance. 

The scheme is now open for applications until 17 March, with assessments running from February to April 2022. Successful applicants will start this September, alongside Samsung’s wider Emerging Talent programme. 

Tamas Csejtei, people team director for the UK, Ireland and Europe Office at Samsung Electronics commented: “At Samsung, we work to inspire the world and shape the future through nurturing and inspiring the leaders of tomorrow. With many school leavers across the UK keen to start their working lives, we want to provide an alternative way for more young people to find new and exciting career paths through our apprenticeship scheme. 

 “We know that not everyone wants or has the means to go to university so we’re looking to offer both an entry point into the industry with invaluable on-the-job experience as well as formal qualifications. With consumer electronics touching every aspect of our everyday lives and culture, from music to fashion and gaming, we can’t wait to welcome more young talent to our industry leading team at Samsung UK.”

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