Our 2021 Apprenticeship programmes have closed and we are reviewing our programmes for 2022/2023. Keep an eye on our site or follow our socials for updates in 2022!
We’ve spent time reviewing our entry-level schemes to ensure that we can truly offer incredible development programmes.
As a result, in 2021, we launched a series of apprenticeship opportunities across the UK business for people looking for an alternative to university.
The apprenticeship programmes will offer paid hands-on work experience, provide real job responsibilities and a structured learning path to support your career in media over an 18 month period.
We think they’re a great alternative to university and a chance to get the hands-on experience you need to develop your career in a real, fast-paced, fun setting (that’s us, by the way!)
Our 2022 plans are yet to be finalised, but our focus will always be on creating fantastic opportunities and giving our apprentices hands-on, real-life work experience. Our aim is for you to build on your skills and experience and to help set you up for a successful career within media, regardless of your background.
What does being an apprentice involve?
You’ll earn while you learn through on the job and off the job training. You might go to college for some of that learning. These days it’s likely your apprenticeship will be mostly online, but in time you’ll get the chance to rub shoulders with our talented bunch of creative and technical media pros. And, of course, you’ll work with some of the world’s most iconic brands and content.
What support will I have on an apprenticeship?
We’re with you every step of the way, from a buddy to help you settle into regular mentoring and check-ins about your course work and your on-the-job training. We think apprenticeships are a great way for you to learn (and for us to recruit brilliant talent) so you’ll feel part of the team in no time.
Will I have a permanent job after the apprenticeship ends?
First up, you’ll need to pass your apprenticeship exams and practical tests and be eligible for any roles which would put your new-found skills to the test. You’ll get support to help identify any internal ViacomCBS roles which might be suitable for you during and after your apprenticeship. You’ll likely need to have an interview for the position, but we’ll support you along the way. There is every chance you can be successful!
What do you look for in the Values Soft Skill assessment?
The Values Soft Skill assessment is designed to evaluate the way in which you like to work on tasks and with others, and guides us as to how well your approach will align with the way we like to work at ViacomCBS. There’s no specific prep you can do for this, although thinking about how you have achieved success in the past will prompt you to think about your strengths and will guide you in giving responses that accurately reflect your approach to work.
What do you look for in the role-specific skill assessment?
While we don’t expect you have all the skills to take on the role, there are some you’ll need to have to be successful in achieving your apprenticeship qualification! The questions will differ from role to role, but if, for example, you are interested in a finance role, we will likely need to assess your maths skills.
How do I complete the assessments?
All our tests can be done via your smartphone! You’ll be sent a link, and then all you need is internet access, some time and peace and quiet so you can concentrate. You can also do the tests on a computer or tablet if you prefer, it’s as simple as that.
Can I contact someone for more details?
Yes, drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
What if I need reasonable adjustments to be made when I complete the online assessments?
Answer: It’s not a problem at all! We can absolutely support you and ensure you can still complete the assessment, regardless of a disability or impairment. Our assessment partner will be able to make appropriate adjustments to ensure that all candidates are treated fairly through the online assessment stage of the selection process. Please contact your recruitment contact (who would have sent you the invite) or the assessment team at Spotted Zebra.