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Information for Prospective Apprentices

Information for Prospective Apprentices

Discover what a Degree Apprenticeship is and why it might be the right fit for you.

If you are passionate about starting your professional career but would still like the opportunity to gain a degree from a leading university, then one of our Degree Apprenticeship programmes could be for you.

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 choose a Degree Apprenticeship?

We asked some of our Degree Apprentices why they chose this route. Hear what they have to say and their top tips for applying.

You also might want to visit the WMG Degree Apprenticeships playlistLink opens in a new window on YouTube to hear from some of our other apprentices.

Apprentice views

We think apprenticeships are great! But don’t just take our word for it - here is what some of our apprentices have to say:








Steps to becoming an apprentice

Elements of Degree Apprenticeships

Work-based learning

Putting your learning into practice

Bachelor’s Degree

Gain a full Bachelor’s Degree with the same academic rigour as a traditional degree

Access to Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

To support you between modules

Develop a portfolio/learning log

Record work-based learning to feed into ongoing reviews and final assessments


Day or block release


3-6 years normally

Personal learning plan

Based on a training needs analysis that you will complete with your Apprenticeship Tutor

End-Point Assessment

Demonstrate your knowledge, skills and behaviours from your Degree Apprenticeship standard

Case study
My Degree Apprenticeship journey

Josh is a Degree Apprentice at Aston Martin and studies Applied Engineering at WMG, University of Warwick. We asked him to film a short video to share his thoughts and tips from his experience. In the video, he takes us along with him to work, Silverstone, and university.

Explore our Degree Apprenticeship courses


Why WMG?
About us

Warwick is ranked 8th in the UK (The Guardian University Guide 2023) and we have a reputation for developing and delivering high-quality education programmes. We have worked with leading employers to develop industry-relevant programmes and have delivered these to over 800 apprentices studying against a Degree Apprenticeship standard.

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

Jack Young

"If you are considering doing an apprenticeship, WMG is a great place to do it."

Read Jack's story

Beverley Ngo

"DTS is a fantastic opportunity for young people like me to break into a career in technology."

Read Beverley's Story

Jasper Tatum

"The WMG Digital and Technology Solutions course has a lot to offer"

Read Jasper's story

For employers

Find out more about how we can help you to attract emerging talent or upskill and develop existing staff

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View our range of undergraduate and postgraduate Degree Apprenticeships

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Further information

Information for prospective apprentices from the University of Warwick

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