- What is an apprenticeship?
- Why do a degree apprenticeship?
- How to become an apprentice?
- Tips for making an application to an employer
- What the university will expect
- Already employed?
- Current degree apprenticeship vacancies
A degree apprenticeship can take from three to five years depending on the industry and the method of study, but remember you will be employed and earning during this time. Your course fees are all paid for.
Apprentices are more likely to progress faster in their careers and will have real work experience as evidence when applying for jobs.
You will be paid the apprenticeship wage - but most employers will pay more and increase your pay as you progress - and work a minimum of 30 hours per week.
Earn while you learn – it’s true you will be an employee but on a specific training pathway that will on successful completion lead to being awarded an apprenticeship and a degree.
You can start a degree apprenticeship at 18 years old and go on as far as a master's degree. Now you can start your career early and get ahead, without the debt of course fees.
There are several ways you can find a higher or degree apprenticeship employer:
- You can apply directly to an employer’s advertisement
- Search on the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS)
- The University will also advertise any apprenticeship vacancies from employers we are working with on our website.
When you find an apprenticeship you would like to apply for remember to research the company, what sort of business does it do?
Also find out what type of apprenticeship they are offering – all the new apprenticeship standards can be found on the government's website.
Employers will want to know that you are interested in their business, as well as having the required entry qualifications.
A personal statement may be required and this is where you can show the employer how interested you are in that type of job role and how studying for the degree at the same time will help you and the employer by gaining the skills, knowledge and behaviours to perform that job well
The university will want to see that you have the ability to complete the degree and that you are committed to working and studying.
Discuss with your employer your progression in the workplace and how the apprenticeship scheme could be a cost effective way for you to learn and earn.
Research they type of apprenticeship which links to your future job role.
- Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA)
- Degree Apprenticeship in Digital and Technology Solutions
- Degree Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering
- Higher Apprenticeship Assistant Practitioner (Dementia Care)
- Higher Apprenticeship in Health (Assistant Practitioner) /FdSc Healthcare Practice
- Higher Apprenticeship Data Analyst (Level 4)
- Higher Apprenticeship Cyber Security Technologist (level 4)