An increasingly popular option for those looking to combine further study with the benefit of a guaranteed job and salary.
You work with an employer and study for your degree at the same time.
You get paid by the employer for your work, and they and the UK Government fund your study
You may gain a Bachelors or Masters degree or a Level 7 Apprenticeship so make sure you are clear on what you are applying for.
Degree apprenticeships are very competitive. However, more and more employers and universities are offering them and we hope to see this trend continue.
Make sure you use your Upskill Me platform to track and record your transferable skills throughout your time at Logic. This will really help you stand out from the crowd when making applications for degree apprenticeships. You can share your profile, or use the information you have included in Upskill Me to help you complete your applications.
The application process may be different depending on the employer – some are direct with the employer and some are made through UCAS.
Some of the competitive ones are open for application in September the year before the start date.
Hear from people at University and studying for degree apprenticeships in the below video.
Use the useful links tab to find the right degree apprenticeship for you.
Here are just a few examples or the positions you might be able to find:
- Solicitor Degree Apprenticeship
- Electronic and Electrical Engineering Degree Apprenticeship
- Finance and Accounting Degree Apprenticeship
- Business Management Apprenticeship
- Computer Science Degree Apprenticeship
Remember to check the type of qualification – some are level 7, which is a degree level but not a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.
You can find a list of vacancies published by the Government for higher and degree apprenticeships here. This will be updated each February, but the list gives a good indicator of the types of employers and sectors that are offering degree apprenticeships.
Typically, a degree apprenticeship will involve 80% working and 20% study.
How that is split over the course of a year can vary. You could be attending uni one day a week/ blocks of a week or more at a time/ studying online.
Some degree apprenticeships involve longer periods at uni so you get the uni lifestyle and integrated work placements (e.g. PwC Flying Start Degree Programmes).
Some useful information on the UCAS website
Filter by apprenticeship level and search on the government website.
Search for different options at Rate My Apprenticeship and read their full guide to degree apprenticeships here.
Research specific roles and hear from success stories in The Apprenticeship Guide 2021.
Here are just a few company websites to get you started on your search. Remember to find out when the applications are open as some may not yet be advertised.
The ‘Careers’ or ‘Early Careers’ section of a company website is where you usually find details of apprenticeships. If there is a company you would like to work for, check out that section of their website to find out more.
Everything you need to know in one video
The video below explains how degree apprenticeships can provide a debt-free alternative to the traditional university experience, whilst still leading to degrees from many of the UK’s most prestigious and sought-after universities.
Though fairly lengthy (75 minutes in total), you will hear from a wide range of audiences including people currently taking part in Degree Apprenticeships.