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If you’re looking to enhance your digital and IT skills and learn from those who have come from industry, you’re in the right place.

We’re specialists in digital and IT apprenticeships. An apprenticeship will give you all the vital industry experience that you need to have a successful career in your chosen field of expertise. Whether you are looking to start your career or upskill, an apprenticeship will help you achieve your goals.

At Estio we don’t just teach, we train. And we’re proud of the high-quality training our apprentices receive. All our apprenticeships are delivered by our team of in-house trainers who are experts in their field with years of industry experience.

84%of employers we work with would recommend us

99%of learners passed their EPA in 2018

95%of learners felt that their training met their learning objectives

97%of learners said their trainer improved their learning experience

Choose the right course for you

We offer level 3 and level 4 apprenticeships across the following disciplines:

  • Network and Infrastructure
  • Software Development and Testing
  • Cyber Security
  • Data and Business Analysis
  • Digital Marketing
  • DevOps

Entering work for the first time?

You’ll be supported by our dedicated recruitment team from start to finish. We’ll help you find your first employer, matching your skills to an available role that suits you.

  • Earn while you learn and gain first rate work experience
  • Receive an internationally recognised qualification
  • Progress onto higher level apprenticeships
  • Avoid acquiring the debt of student loans

Already in work and looking to upskill?

Apprenticeships are the perfect way to further develop your knowledge and professional skills without compromising your career or personal commitments. Train around your existing role, supported by one-to-one support and mentoring.

  • Learn at a time and place that suits you
  • Share knowledge and experience with peers in similar roles
  • Blend your remote and classroom learning to suit you
  • Progress your career without counting the cost
Learning with Estio

There's power in technology

Our virtual classrooms and interactive training platform bring the latest learning technologies into lessons. Discussion breakout rooms, interactive shared whiteboards, and chat boxes let you communicate and engage with your trainer and classmates in real-time.

Harnessing the power of variety to keep you engaged, we revitalise the traditional classroom approach to lessons with two-way microlearning modules, quizzes, videos, and more – even giving you the opportunity to take over lessons yourself.

And for that bit extra, our leading virtual learning environment offers enhanced learning through self-paced study to enrich the knowledge and skills you gain.

About Us


Our onboarding team set you up with everything you need for your apprenticeship. Meet your dedicated Progress Management Co-ordinator, get your training schedule and access your online portfolio ready to go



Trainer-led online sessions let you interact with your trainer and classmates in real time. Enrich your knowledge with self-paced extra study on our leading Virtual Learning Environment, and every 4 weeks catch up with your Progress Management Co-ordinator for one-to-one support.



Prepare for your End Point Assessment with our dedicated completions team. Perfect your portfolio, practice for your professional discussion and get a glowing employer reference that will wow your assessor.



Take the next step with your new knowledge and skills. Continue into employment, get a promotion or go on to further study.

Apprenticeship FAQs

Where do I go if I have a personal problem or issue that will affect my apprenticeship?

If you have an issue that requires some pastoral care (for example the movement of a deadline, rescheduling training because of the issue, etc), you can contact your Progress Management C0-0rdinator who will be assigned to support you throughout your apprenticeship programme.

However, for any issues relating directly to your health or wellbeing, equality and diversity concerns or Prevent based concerns, you can contact your local safeguarding officer by telephone (signposted within the reviews and your digital handbook) or by emailing

How much of my time will be spent training?

It depends on which apprenticeship you’re on, as all of our programmes differ in length and module content.

It is required that all learners spend a minimum of 20% of their time on the programme in off-the-job (OTJ) training. This can come in the form of attending training at Estio, shadowing others at work, learning at work through videos, spending time on the VLE, or revising. You can document your OTJ training on your e-portfolio which will enable you to calculate if you have reached 20% or need to spend more time training.

Why do I have to do BKSB initial assessments?

We use BKSB tests to determine your current level of knowledge, to assess if you need further support with English and Maths.

All learners who come on the program with Estio must be working at level 2 in English and maths. Even if you have passed your GSCEs, we need to see what level you are currently working at.

When will I get my training schedule?

You will receive your training schedule within one working week from booking the induction.

What if I don’t have my GCSE certificates?

If you do not have GCSEs in Maths and/or English at C grade or above or cannot find evidence, we can check the learner record services and see if there is a prior learning record available for you.

If we can not find any evidence of your prior learning record, we will put you through Functional Skills training.

What do I need to bring with me to my induction?

Please bring a form of identification (such as a passport, or drivers licence) and any GCSE certificates you have.