Apprenticeship Programs

Join an ‘earn as you learn’ opportunity to work and study.

  • About

    At Google, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our community. Apprentices become part of our mission to build great products for every user, and their different experiences help ensure that our products are as diverse as our users.

    During the program, apprentices get exposure to different areas and teams at Google, while studying and developing their digital and professional skills.

    Eligibility and application

    • Strong academic performance with a focus on subjects that are relevant to the apprenticeship you are applying for, at any level of your education (e.g. secondary school, high school, university, qualifications, or relevant equivalent experience).
    • Ability to speak and write in English and the local language (if that is not English) fluently and idiomatically.
    • Have authorization to work in the country where you are applying.

    Application materials (one file required)

    • An updated resume (PDF required)
    • A cover letter (PDF required)
    • Responses to multiple short answer questions (PDF required) or an aptitude test for some of the programs.
    • If any items are missing from your application, you will not be considered for the program.
  • Location

    Program locations and dates

    We have several apprenticeship programs available across countries and areas.

    United States: The Information Technology (IT) Apprenticeship is a 12 month program starting in August 2020 in either New York, Austin or Sunnyvale. Reach out with questions on

    United Kingdom: Level 3 Digital Marketing, Level 3 Infrastructure Technology, and Level 4 Software Development. Applications open in November of each year for an autumn intake in the following year. Duration ranges from 15 - 24 months. Reach out with questions on

    Ireland: NFQ Level 6 Software Development. Applications open in spring each year for an autumn intake in the same year. Reach out with questions on

    Switzerland: The Application Development Apprenticeship (Informatiker/in EFZ Applikationsentwicklung) is a 4 year program starting August 1, 2021 in Zurich. Reach out with questions on

    France: Opportunities in Software Engineering and Sales & Marketing. Applications open in March for a September intake in the same year. The duration ranges from 12-36 months. Reach out with questions on

    Please note: applicants will only be considered for one program at a time.

  • FAQs


    How do I apply?

    As soon as we begin accepting applications, please select the “apply” button on this page. Keep your eyes peeled on our page, and remember to review the list of required application materials. Applications will only be considered if all materials are included. For tips on resume writing, please visit our Virtual Career Fair or our “Applying to Google” article.

    Are international applicants eligible?

    International applicants are welcome to apply as long as they have work authorization for the country where they are applying, and meet all other minimum requirements listed in the job description.

    Is this a paid opportunity?

    Yes, all apprenticeships at Google are paid opportunities and apprentices will receive a competitive compensation package, including some benefits and perks. If you have questions that aren't answered in our FAQ, please email the country-specific alias to reach the team. We’re happy to address any questions directly related to apprenticeships, but are unable to respond to other inquiries. We will not respond to spam, barraging messages, or messages that are primarily inflammatory or exploitative in nature.

    What does the selection process look like?

    The selection process is different for each apprenticeship program but it generally includes a call with a recruiter to assess motivation and eligibility for the role, and a series of in-person interviews onsite at a Google office (known as an interview day or assessment centre). The candidates will receive all the details for these sessions, including resources on how to prepare and what to expect.