Ricoh UK is giving apprentices skills for life with new programme intake

Ricoh UK is giving apprentices skills for life with new programme intake

Ricoh UK has today announced the launch of their 2024 Digital and Tech Solutions Degree Apprenticeship Programme, teaching apprentices digital skills for life. 

Commencing in September 2024, the comprehensive 3-year programme will be run by the multi-award-winning training provider Corndel and will focus on core technology, digital and data analytical skills. This will be the second cohort of the programme with a group of six apprentices already in place and gaining valuable experience across different areas of the business including professional services, digital services and pre-sales.

Ricoh, who has built an ethos of helping individuals achieve fulfilment through work, has designed apprenticeships to equip graduates with the right tools and professional skills to grow and develop multidimensional digital solutions. The degree programme also incorporates essential business management skills, giving apprentices a bank of transferrable skills for life.

The programme includes: 

  • A blend of workshops, lectures and online learning focusing on leadership and digital skills, offering bite-sized, interactive learning content. 
  • Regular one-to-one coaching, mentoring and guidance from world-class professional development experts.
  • Programmes tailored for all levels, including those without previous digital qualifications.
  • Practical, hands-on, and applied learning, that is intuitive to the job role.
  • Community events and networking opportunities.

Glenn Griggs, Chief Executive Officer for Ricoh UK, comments: “Starting as an apprentice myself, I understand the importance of practical, hands-on experiences as the cornerstone of learning a skill of life. Now, more than ever, digital skills are at the core of business. Our Digital and Tech Solutions Degree Apprenticeship Programme is seeing unprecedented success in creating a pipeline of highly skilled talent and is a testament to our commitment to investing in the development of our current and future employees to equip them with key digital and business skills.”

Apprentices are not required to have any previous digital qualifications. Prior learning, qualifications, and experiences are all taken into consideration to develop a personalised learning plan, specifically tailored for individuals at every stage of development. 

Feedback on the existing programme has been extremely positive. Shab Uddin, one of the current apprentices, said: “From the first day onwards, you instantly feel a welcoming and supportive culture at Ricoh. Being in an office environment has allowed me to interact with colleagues as well as customers, which has helped me gain confidence, and develop relationships and skills which are transferrable across many industries.”

To apply for Ricoh’s Digital and Tech Solutions Degree Apprenticeship Programme, visit RICOH (

| About Ricoh |

Ricoh is a leading provider of integrated digital services and print and imaging solutions designed to support digital transformation of workplaces, workspaces and optimize business performance.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh’s global operation reaches customers in approximately 200 countries and regions, supported by cultivated knowledge, technologies, and organizational capabilities nurtured over its 85-year history. In the financial year ended March 2023, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,134 billion yen (approx. 16.0 billion USD).

It is Ricoh’s mission and vision to empower individuals to find Fulfillment through Work by understanding and transforming how people work so we can unleash their potential and creativity to realize a sustainable future. 

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Ricoh UK
Monika Orolinova
Tel: +44 20 7655 0100

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