trainingAward-winning apprenticeships provider QA Apprenticeships to run the HP ExpertOne training programmes in IT and IT technical sales.

QA Apprenticeships has been appointed to run the first ever HP ExpertOne training programme for UK apprentices. HP has created two new apprenticeship programmes that will develop talented young people with a passion for technology into qualified IT professionals, and benefit employers across the UK seeking new recruits with HP expertise.

The HP ExpertOne Technical Apprenticeship is designed for roles such as first line or helpdesk support, junior network support, ICT technicians and systems administrators. The HP ExpertOne Sales Apprenticeship is a business focused sales programme for technical professional sales roles such as pre-sales consultants, technical sales consultants and infrastructure sales executives.

The first HP-certified apprentices will start work and training in roles across London, the Thames Valley and Leeds, this summer with more opportunities planned across the country over the next 6 months. This apprenticeship programme is designed for young people to develop the skills required to work in environments where HP technology is deployed, whether it’s at HP itself, partners or customers.

QA Apprenticeships, who will provide the training for the apprentices, are recognised as industry leaders having recently celebrated winning the Apprenticeship Programme of the Year award from the Learning & Performance Institute for a second year running.

Ben Pike, Director of QA Apprenticeships said:

“We are very excited to see HP recognise the importance of apprenticeships in boosting the skills of IT workers. The continuing rise of apprenticeships will play a huge part in bringing relevant skills and market growth to the UK’s technology sector. That HP is supporting the UK’s talent development through apprenticeships is another great step forward for the IT industry.”

Nick Wilson, VP and Managing Director HP UK&I said:

“The future of HP and the technology industry requires a strong skills pipeline, with studies anticipating 129,000 new IT professional job opportunities every year until 2020. The HP ExpertOne Apprenticeship programme is one way that HP is addressing the deficit in expertise. Assisting young people, who face increasing competition for jobs, to develop careers in the IT industry is one way that we will build a stronger technology landscape for the future.”