Skip to main content

Information for Apprentices

Apprentices banner, with word Apprentices in bottom left

FAQs icon and link to FAQs pageEnquiry icon and link to Apprentice Enquiry Form

Key Contacts

Chrissie Elliot-Duxson

Courses button and link to courses

Education and experience

The advent of Degree Apprenticeships means you no longer have to choose between work and study. Now you can combine academic knowledge and practical skills, all whilst earning a salary.

At Warwick our Degree Apprenticeship courses will enable you to thrive in the workplace. You'll be a full-time employee learning skills on the job for around 80% of your time, the other 20% you'll have access to all the opportunities available at a top-ten university. Whether you're in the classroom surrounded by other independent thinkers, or furthering your knowledge through our distinctive blended learning systems, you can be sure that when you complete your apprenticeship you'll be work-ready as well as world-ready.

Our international reputation means you can be reassured of your long-term prospects. You’ll unlock your potential for higher earnings, achieve a respected qualification and cement yourself as a valuable asset for your employer.

Is a Degree Apprenticeship right for me?

If you know what you want to do, and you're ready to enter the world of full-time employment, then you should consider a Degree Apprenticeship.

Benefits include:

  • You won't pay any tuition fees
  • You'll earn a wage and have real responsibilities
  • 90% of apprentices stay in employment after completing their apprenticeship, and those who do change companies are usually competing for a better job (UCAS, 2018)
  • On completion of your apprenticeship you'll be awarded a full honours degree, just like a traditional graduate
  • You'll gain skills and experience all in one go.

Things to consider

  • Do you want a full-time student experience? Whilst you'll have access to our world-renowned teaching, as well as our wide range of study and relaxation spaces, you'll have a different experience to a full-time student. First and foremost you'll be an employee based in the workplace.
  • Are you eligible? In general if you're over 16 and live in England then you may be eligible to do a Degree Apprenticeship. Citizens of EEA countries, or non-EEA citizens legally resident in the UK for at least the previous three years before the start of the apprenticeship (NOT for educational purposes), may also be eligible.
  • It's not the easy option. Whilst there are undoubtedly benefits to earning a salary whilst studying and the perks of no tuition fee debt, a Degree Apprenticeship is hard work. You'll need good time management skills to balance your work, study and any other commitments you may have.
  • Do you know what you want to do? Your Degree Apprenticeship will put you on the right track to a career in your chosen field. You need to have a clear idea of your goals and ambitions before we can help you achieve your potential.

Apprentices quote banner

Having completed an Advanced Apprenticeship in Electronic Engineering, I wanted to carry on studying as part of my career development. I chose AEP because of the reputation of a Warwick degree and the course content and structure.Design Engineer and WMG student