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Information for Apprentices

What is a Degree Apprenticeship?

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 full time employment whilst studying part-time at a university. As an apprentice you would be employed throughout the programme, and spend part of your time at university and the rest with your employer.

How do Degree Apprenticeships work?

Most of your time as an apprentice will be in-company, where you will be expected to complete your studies, including course assignments, alongside the work and workplace training provided by your employer.

Many companies recruit straight onto Degree Apprenticeship courses – others sponsor existing employees. These courses are designed to meet the Institute for Apprenticeships Degree Apprenticeship standards to allow companies to use funding from the levy.

Why WMG, University of Warwick?

Warwick is ranked 9th in the UK in The Guardian University Guide 2020 and we have a reputation in developing and delivering high quality education programmes. We have worked with leading employers to develop industry-relevant programmes and have delivered these to over 500 apprentices studying against a Degree Apprenticeship standard.

The programmes we have developed with these organisations offer you high-quality education and ensure that you get the right knowledge and skills to apply directly to your job, which organisations want.

WMG Degree Apprenticeship Centre

We have a dedicated Degree Apprenticeship Centre on campus where you will study towards your apprenticeship. This innovative space offers an exciting learning environment with open spaces for collaborative and individual work, technology-enabled seminar rooms and a purpose-built laboratory for testing mechanical, electrical and thermal experiments.

Located next to other WMG facilities, you will also have access to any specialist research equipment relevant to your course. Watch a quick tour of the Degree Apprenticeship Centre by Amelia, one of our Degree Apprentices.


-- Degree Apprenticeship Stories --

We think apprenticeships offer a great start to a career, but don't just take our word for it- here is what some of our apprentices have to say:

-- Steps to becoming an apprentice --

Step 1: Find an apprenticeship
Step 2: Apply for the apprenticeship
Step 3: Assessment centres and interviews
Step 4: Receive your offer
Step 5: Start your apprenticeship

-- Elements of Degree Apprenticeships --


-- Our courses --

-- Partners --

Take a look at the current Degree Apprenticeships offered by some of our industry partners below. Visit their websites to see their apprenticeship opportunities and entry criteria.

Or contact us for support to approach your employer about Degree Apprenticeships.

--Case studies--