What would my working hours be?
Apprentices are contracted to work 09:30-17:30, however you may be required to work different hours depending on your placement.
What is an apprentice’s salary?
The starting salary for apprentices is £18,500, with the potential to earn an annual bonus and a pay rise for each year of their employment.
What benefits will I receive as an apprentice?
As permanent Visa employees, apprentices are offered one of the most comprehensive benefit packages; including medical insurance, dental insurance, Nuffield Health gym membership and more. With our new ‘SMART Benefits’, apprentices are able to tailor their benefits to their own personal needs.
How much holiday will I get every year?
Apprentices get 25 days of annual leave every year, not including bank holidays. Furthermore they have the option to purchase up to 4 more days each year using their benefits wallet.
Do I need a driving licence to be eligible?
We do not require a driving licence for any apprentice roles. All offices are located close to mainline train stations with excellent transport links.
Do cohorts stay together throughout the programme?
Apprentices are spread throughout the business in their different placements; however cohorts will often attend training sessions and social events together. At the beginning of the programme apprentices undertake the Introduction to the Business and Foundation Training programme together. This allows time to get to know your fellow apprentices and to bond as a group.
Do apprentices meet up outside work?
Current & past apprentices at Visa hold regular social events outside of work. There is plenty of opportunity for apprentices to attend Visa events; however they are also free to make their own arrangements outside of work.
Are apprentices treated differently to other members of staff?
Apprentices are full-time Visa Europe staff. They are treated as such within their team and are given the same responsibilities as their colleagues. This can involve running meetings, leading bodies of work and has even seen some of our apprentices travel abroad with their teams.
Does Visa pay for my travel to-and-from work?
Travel to your contracted office will need to be paid for by yourself; however if the program requires you to travel elsewhere, expenses can be claimed as normal.
Will there be opportunities to work on projects outside of placements?
Ongoing projects such as the apprentice website, recruitment material and Twitter page are all run by our apprentices. There will be opportunities for enthusiastic persons who wish to get involved in these and many other projects, to do so.