Degree Apprenticeships are a new type of study programme. These programmes are being developed by employers, universities, and professional bodies working in partnership. They combine working with studying part-time at a university. Apprentices are employed throughout the programme, and spend part of their time at university and the rest with their employer. Put simply a Degree Apprenticeship is a job with education.
Most of your time is spent at work – taking on live projects, getting hands on with real challenges and working alongside industry experts. The remaining time, at least 20%, you will be studying for a recognised qualification, at a university or college.
At WMG we have worked with leading employers to develop industry-relevant programmes and have delivered these to over 500 students studying against an undergraduate Degree Apprenticeship standard.
The programmes we have developed with these companies offer you high-quality education and ensure that you get the right knowledge and skills to apply directly to your job. We can offer you innovative thinking, expert insights and
engaging learning experiences. By the end of your apprenticeship you will have a degree and should have gained the right skills, knowledge and behaviours that employers want.
Elements of Degree Apprenticeships
To undertake a Degree Apprenticeship you will need to be employed by a company happy to support you on this programme. This means that you will need to make an application to one of the organisations who are advertising vacancies or if you are already employed, your company may be able to offer you an appropriate Degree Apprenticeship.
We have listed some of our partner companies below. Please visit their wesbites to see their apprenticeship opportunites and entry criteria.
Alternatively if you are already in work please speak to your employer about working with us.
We deliver a range of undergraduate and postgraduate Degree Apprenticeships which you can see on our courses page. We are also developing new programmes with employers so please come back to check for the latest courses.
Being an apprentice opens so many doors. There is the stability of being employed and gaining real-life work experience, whilst you are learning and developing yourself academically too.