Another option for students who graduate from the Global Academy is an Apprenticeship. Apprenticeships involve doing a real job, with real responsibilities, whilst studying towards a recognised qualification and getting paid real money too! This is a great option if you want to specialise in a certain area of the industry after you’ve completed your studies at the Global Academy.

There are different types of Apprenticeships that lead to different levels of qualification:

  • Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeships lead to the equivalent of GCSE and vocational qualifications
  • Advanced Apprenticeships lead to Level 3 qualifications, the equivalent of A-Levels. Higher and Degree Apprenticeships will see you studying towards Level 4 and above qualifications


Whichever level you get started on, you’ll be gaining valuable on-the-job experience alongside recognised learning. Depending on which career route you’re planning to take, choosing an Apprenticeship might just be the best option for you. 

If you need further advice or inspiration about Apprentices - why not check out our friends at Whitehat who offer career focused apprenticeships in Digital Marketing.

WhiteHat are on a mission to create an outstanding alternative to university through high quality apprenticeships with exciting organisations like Google, Facebook and Warner Bros. They provide an excellent education through their expert coaching team and a vibrant social life including societies, sports teams and social events. They specialise in a range of business apprenticeships, digital marketing, finance and tech. You can find a full list of their vacancies here: and more general guidance around next steps and apprenticeships on their career hacker website: 

Two Global Academy students have been successful in securing competitive Digital Marketing Apprenticeships with WhiteHat. Zaynah Din, a Digital Marketing Apprentice at Facebook and Mia Collins, a Digital Marketing Apprentice at Google. 

Zaynah studied at Global Academy: this is where her passion for tech grew. During Year 12 she set up her cupcake business @ZaynahsBakes on Instagram (as a small school project) and accidentally gained a reach of 16,000 within 2 weeks. She now runs this as her side business with regular customers. She recently celebrated her 1 year anniversary working for Facebook whilst completing her Digital Marketing apprenticeship with WhiteHat. At the start of this year she was voted Vice President by her apprentice community to represent them and action the changes they want to see at WhiteHat. 

In May this year she was the youngest to win a BIMA award for being a young trailblazer in tech and has recently been nominated for The Asian Apprenticeship Awards for her work in advocating for apprenticeships and supporting young people of colour in this industry. This August she hosted her first Industry event at Facebook London. Engaging London's Youth was an engaging and immersive day filled with workshops and panels including TedX guest speaker Shahnaz Ahmed. 






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