Are you aware of Degree Apprenticeships? Read Prepare To Achieve’s brief introduction here:
- There is currently around 1,000 Degree level apprenticeships in the UK. They can take from 3-6 years to complete.
- Apprentices spend around 80% of their time at work and 20% of their time in University
- Apprentices will earn at least national minimum wage, but will not have access to student loans
- Many high profile employers – including Toyota, Vauxhall, Barclays, Santander Morrison’s and EDF energy, among others, have already got involved in degree apprenticeships.
- Students do not have to pay tuition fees for Degree Apprenticeships
- Higher apprentices could earn £150,000 more over their lifetime compared to those with a Level 3 qualification
Benefits for Employers
Degree apprenticeships allow employers to develop existing staff by encouraging them to mentor the apprentice, fill high-level skills gaps by tailoring learning to their specific business needs and spread new academic, vocational and technological knowledge throughout the workforce. Employers with fewer than 50 employees are paid £2,700 for each start and all employers are paid £2,700 as a completion payment.
Available Degree Apprenticeships
The following Degree Apprenticeships are currently available:
- Aerospace engineering and Aerospace software development – University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and Lancaster University
- Construction – Anglia Ruskin University, Birmingham City University, University of Derby, Liverpool John Moores University, London Southbank University, Southampton Solent University and University of the West of England
- Defence – University of Bristol, University College London (UCL) and Cranfield University
- Digital industries – Aston University, Exeter University, University of Greenwich, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Portsmouth, Queen Mary University of London, University of the West of England and Winchester University
- Life and industrial sciences – University of Greenwich, University of Kent and Manchester Metropolitan University
- Nuclear – University of Bristol, University of Cumbria and The University of Manchester
- Power engineering – Coventry University
- Surveying – Birmingham City University, London South Bank University and University of Portsmouth
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