Getting your career off to a flying start.

Development matters.


Getting your career off to a flying start.

Development matters.

Prepare for success.

If you’d love to embark on a technology career in a company that’s at the forefront of tech innovation, an apprenticeship with TalkTalk could be exactly what you’re looking for. Not only will you be part of one of our highly skilled tech teams from day one, you’ll also be working towards a qualification, in some cases up to degree level. We’ll cover the costs of your study, and pay you a competitive salary.

Over the course of the programme, you’ll gain job-specific skills in a fast-paced working environment in London or Manchester, working alongside industry experts who’ll give you support, guidance, and lots and lots of inspiration. You’ll also be supported by a team of Skills Coaches who’ll come into the offices to see how you’re getting along, and to give you advice and coaching. You can expect plenty of responsibility (we think tackling new challenges is one of the best ways to learn) so you definitely won’t be sitting in the background or running around making the coffees. You’re going to be a valued member of the team doing a real job in a specialist area like software development, network engineering or data analysis.

We’ll be sharing details of 2018 schemes in the coming months.  We know that the recruitment process can feel a bit daunting so make sure you check out our hints and tips in the meantime

Hints and tips

We want to help you to be at your best during the application process so here’s a list of the kinds of qualities we’re looking for, along with some guidance about how you can show us that you have them.

  • Communication


    Think about times when you’ve used your communication skills to influence other people, and done something differently after listening to others. Make sure you can explain why you want to work for us too.

  • Drive


    Can you think of a time when you set yourself a goal, and achieved it? Drive is also about learning from your mistakes, and staying positive if something doesn’t quite go to plan.

  • Team working

    Team working

    Have you been involved in group projects at school, or are you a member of a club or sports team? Think about times when you’ve supported others, maybe even led a team, and how you go about working out other people’s strengths and weaknesses.

  • Planning and organising

    Planning and organising

    Have you ever come up with a plan, and then stayed on track to deliver on it? Managed your time carefully to meet a deadline? Juggled several different tasks or priorities? Examples of things like this will show that you can combine work responsibilities with studying.

  • Problem solving

    Problem solving

    Have you had to tackle a complex task or challenge, or come up with a creative solution to a problem? Can you use your judgement to make a clear decision when you’re faced with a tricky dilemma?

  • Curiosity


    We look for people who don’t just take things at face value. Do you like to look for new and better ways to do things? Are you always building your knowledge and keeping up to date with what’s happening in the world?

It’s usually helpful to use the STAR framework to help you prepare your answers and get across what you’ve done and why. 

Further support:

There are loads of free resources to help you tailor your CV and prepare for interviews – here are a couple of them but there are plenty of others: 

Get advice on writing a great CV here.

Check out this interview guidance for apprentices.

Check back in July to apply.