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Degree Apprenticeships

Upskill your existing employees and support them with their learning and professional development, whilst retaining the talent within your organisation.

A degree apprenticeship combines practical on the job training and theoretical study towards a degree. During a degree apprenticeship, apprentices will work full-time, earning a salary and will gain a higher education qualification that is valuable for both the employer and apprentice.

For employers, degree apprenticeships allow new recruits or existing employees to gain a degree level qualification whilst still working full-time at your company. These apprenticeships ensure students are gaining the knowledge and experience that employers require in the industry.

Degree apprenticeships may also open up new areas of a business to employees. They may want / need to move departments and a degree apprenticeship would be a great way of keeping them in the company whilst training for a new role.

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How long is a degree apprenticeship?

Degree apprenticeships take anywhere between 2 and 5 years to complete. This time is split between working, studying and day release to college/university.

How much does a degree apprenticeship cost?

Degree apprenticeship costs vary depending on level and time spent studying. They may cost between £5-25k but are paid for by the employer and the government. Read more about the Apprenticeship Levy.

Who can apply for a degree apprenticeship?

Degree apprenticeships are available to anyone aged 16 or over and in employment. Some courses may also have entry requirements e.g. 5 GCSEs A-C and a Level 3 or equivalent qualification.

Why should I pick a degree apprenticeship?

Choosing a degree apprenticeship over a traditional degree at university allows you to study and earn at the same time. You will also gain valuable on the job experience to help you with your studies and job roles in the future. For the apprentice there are no tuition fees.

What is the benefit for an employer?

As an employer, you will up-skill your employees delivering increased knowledge and experience to the business. By offering degree level apprenticeships this will also attract new talent who may wish to study and earn at the same time.