We are a government recognised provider of apprenticeship training, providing an end to end solution designed to meet your business needs.

We work with you to make sure that you get the most out of the government funding which is available for new and existing employees. By partnering with you we create training solution that is aligned with you business needs and challenges.

AlphaQ works exclusively in the financial services, professional services and insurance sector. Our apprenticeship programmes are designed for, and focussed solely on, these industries.

This means that your employees receive the most relevant and relatable training experience to your industry. In turn, this means that you get the best value from the training.


  • Apprenticeships are 100% government funded
  • Apprenticeship funding can be used to train existing or new employees
  • Use apprenticeships to develop the skilled workforce you need to achieve your corporate objectives
  • Course duration is 12 months +
  • Most courses give your employees an industry accredited qualification and put them on a path to being professionally recognised
  • Improved employee retention rate is a direct benefit of apprenticeships
  • Apprenticeships  can be used as a progression route for your graduate programme

Most financial services firms are not
using the full amount of their levy pot
and this is lost after two years.

AlphaQ can help you implement
a programme to effectively utilise
this funding.


AlphaQ offers a complimentary no-obligation consultancy service to help you set up your apprenticeship programme. We will identify your training needs and put in place a solution to achieve your corporate objectives.

By partnering with you we will identify the key areas of development, and the right training for your business to develop a workforce that meets your business needs.

Initial Consultation




Understand the training requirements of the organisation and identify skills gaps

Initial plan for apprenticeships to develop workforce skills

  • Plan start dates
  • Decide if new or existing employees
  • Identify participants
  • Promote internally
  • Set up systems and processes
  • Check eligibility


The apprenticeship levy can be used to train new entrants and existing employees.

New EmployeesNew Employees
OverviewRecruit new talent to your organisation and complement or replace an existing graduate programmeUse government funding to invest in and upskill existing employees.
Cost of recruitingFree serviceNot applicable

All other elements of the apprenticeship scheme are the same for new or existing employees.


AlphaQ offers the following apprenticeship programmes. If you have a group of employees the training can be delivered at your office and focus exclusively on your business.

Team Leader/Supervisor3£4,50014 monthsCMI Diploma
Operations/Departmental Manager5£7,00024 monthsCMI Chartered Manager
Investment Operations Technician3£9,00016 monthsCISI IOC
Investment Operations Specialist4£9,00016 monthsCISI IOC or IMC
Insurance Practitioner3£7,00012-18 monthsCert CII
IS Business Analyst4£18,00015-18 monthsBCS International Diploma in Business Analysis
Data Analyst4£15,00015-18 monthsBCS L4 Cert in Data Analysis Tools /BCS L4
Cert in Data Analysis Concepts
Cyber Security Technologist4£18,00018 monthsBCS SFIAplus L3
Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist6£25,00036 monthsIntegrated Degree
Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist7£21,00018 monthsIntegrated Degree


Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes, which will include most of the following elements:

Coaching sessions

Each apprentice has his or her own Skills Coach throughout the programme to help them on the learning journey.

Work-based mentors

The mentor is normally the line manager and will assist the apprentice by giving him or her an opportunity to apply everything learnt as part of the apprenticeship.

SME presentations

We work with you to find internal subject matter experts, or external guest speakers to complement the training progamme and ensure it develops the business skills that you need.

Building a portfolio of CPD activities

The apprentices will build a portfolio of evidence over the course of the programme to demonstrate the skills that have been acquired.


The programme can include webinars to complement the training programme and contextualise everything that has been learnt from your organisation's perspective.

Online learning

Where appropriate, the training programme will include access to a library of e-learning content to complement the classroom workshops and allow participants to acquire knowledge at their own pace.


The workshops are an opportunity to deliver the knowledge specified in the apprenticeship. The exact number and duration will depend on your requirements and the exams or knowledge modules specified in the standard.

Shadowing work colleagues

Learning new skills by shadowing work colleagues can count towards the "off the job" training requirement of the apprenticeship.

Attending conferences and events

Attending industry events can count towards the "off the job" training requirement of the apprenticeship.

Reflective journal

The apprentice will record his or her learning journey as part of the portfolio of evidence to show how learning has been applied in the workplace.


Assignments may be formal and relate to a qualification or may be informally set to help apprentices demonstrate their understanding.

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