Digital Solutions Engineer Apprentice Start date: September 2022 The Elevator Pitch: Why will you enjoy this new opportunity? The world is moving fast, and technology has proven to be instrumental to meet the growing needs of businesses and citizens while contributing to a more modern, sustainable and people-centric society. At VMware, we strongly support and believe in our people, their imagination, ingenuity and talent that knows no bounds. You will be part of an international team that deeply values execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. VMware is the global leader in digital transformation and our technology is a force for good and we take pride ensuring we practice business ethically and give back to social and environmental causes. You can read more about our 2030 Vision here: https://www.vmware.com/2030agenda.html. We are excited to bring this opportunity to an apprentice with a passion for technology and a want to progress in a solutions orientated role. The Solution Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Program provides you with a unique opportunity to start and grow your career at a leading technology company. The Solution Engineering (Presales) role is the perfect mix of business and technology, helping customers to understand how they can use technology innovation to transform their IT landscape and achieve their business goals. Come join us and realize what’s possible! Success in the Role: What are the performance outcomes over the first 6-12 months you will work toward completing? This is a three year Technical Degree Apprenticeship Program and throughout this time we will help to develop both your technical and soft skills that will enable you to make a positive impact on the internal team and our external clients. The first year of the program you will be focused on blending the academic learning from our university partners with the core skills of the Solution Engineer, discovering your role, our technology and learning through doing. You will be involved in supporting our more senior engineers to deliver world class service to our customers and partners, working with team members to achieve goals. In the second and third years of the program, you will take on more business responsibilities, working with our customers and partners directly as a Digital Solution Engineer on a path to working with our largest and most strategic customers. The Work: What type of work will you be doing? What assignments, requirements, or skills will you be performing on a regular basis? At VMware we invest heavily in training Solutions Engineering Apprentices. We have all the training and tools needed to make you successful. You just need to bring a great attitude, interest in technology and a hunger to learn. If you love to win, have strong people skills and an enquiring mind you will get to: Learn and keep up to date on the latest innovations in technology. Engage and interacting with people and customers. Build highly valued industry skills while achieving business goals. Be constantly challenged in an industry that is constantly evolving As you progress through the Apprenticeship Program you will get the opportunity to execute the following tasks: Talking to customers, introducing them to new technology concepts and ideas that can enhance their business strategy. Presenting and demonstrating transformative VMware technologies that can make their strategic vision a reality. Designing the right technology solutions to meet customers biggest business challenges, taking advantage of a rich portfolio of VMware products and services. Collaborating with and learning from mentors and subject matter experts on an ongoing basis. Focusing on problem solving and successful customer outcomes. Through close collaboration with sales, professional services, and a many other teams, a Solutions Engineer builds long term customer relationships, ensuring the customer meets their business challenges through adoption of VMware solutions. At VMware you will benefit from an exceptional work-life balance and unparalleled career growth potential, alongside regular mentorship, buddying and networking opportunities across VMware. What is the leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team like? The Digital Solution Engineering Team is diverse and dynamic, with a great mix of former SE Apprentices and some senior industry Solution Engineers too. As a team we are constantly evolving and growing, and we believe that each one of us brings our own uniqueness and innovation to the table. Teamwork is a must. From our leadership to our most junior team members, we are expected to help each other every day to achieve our own and mutual goals, doing our best to be better and more efficient in everything we do. The management team have more than 15 years of experience in Solution Engineering, Technical Sales, Management of early talent and building successful and highly motivated teams. Where is this role located? This role is based out of VMware’s state-of-the-art European Sales HQ in Staines, UK. This is home to our EMEA Virtual Briefing Center, EMEA Senior Leadership, and a vibrant, diverse and talented team across many roles. The role is open to candidates that fluently speak English. What are the benefits and perks of working at VMware? You and your loved ones will be supported with a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Below are some highlights, or you can view the complete benefits package by visiting www.benefits.vmware.com. Employee Stock Purchase Plan Medical Coverage, Retirement, and Parental Leave Plans for All Family Types Generous Time Off Programs 40 hours of paid time to volunteer in your community Rethink's Neurodiversity program to support parents raising children with learning or behavior challenges, or developmental disabilities Financial contributions to your ongoing development (conference participation, trainings, course work, etc.) Wellness reimbursement and online fitness and wellbeing classes University Entry / Degree Apprenticeship Requirements: A levels (level 3), plus normally in a minimum of two subjects (112 Ucas point) OR (Btec extended diploma MMD) plus A*-C or 9-4GCSE qualifications (Level 2) in English and Maths. Applicants with no formal qualifications will also be considered on an individual basis. More details available directly from the University website: https://www.uwl.ac.uk/for-business/apprenticeships/applicants/our-apprenticeships/it-consultant-degree-apprenticeship Category : Engineering and Technology Subcategory: Software Engineering Experience: Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time Posted Date: 2021-11-01 VMware Company Overview: At VMware, we believe that software has the power to unlock new opportunities for people and our planet. We look beyond the barriers of compromise to engineer new ways to make technologies work together seamlessly. Our cloud, mobility, and security software form a flexible, consistent digital foundation for securely delivering the apps, services and experiences that are transforming business innovation around the globe. At the core of what we do are our people who deeply value execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. Shape what’s possible today at http://careers.vmware.com. 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