Different types of degree apprenticeships

Degree apprenticeships

What degree apprenticeships are there?

Degree apprenticeships are offered by employers in conjunction with universities. Degree apprenticeships are the equivalent of a sponsored degree where your degree is paid for by your employer. You will work and study at the same time and you will finish with a full degree and no student loan to pay off.

As this way of getting a degree is relatively new, the different types of degree apprenticeships being offered is changing all the time as more and more are being added and developed. Some have been approved for delivery but are not yet being delivered and others are well established and being offered by many universities and companies. 

Here is a list of the current types of degree apprenticeships that are available. Click on the links for more information.

Aerospace Engineering
For anyone with a passion for aircraft and related technologies, this degree apprenticeship will train you as an engineer to work with commercial aviation, defence systems and space exploration.

Aerospace Software Development
As a Software Engineer in the aviation industry, you will be involved in influencing the way products are built, how they will need to be modified during their lifecycle and the provision of in service support systems.

Automotive Engineering
As an Engineer in the automotive industry you will be trained to support the activities involved in bringing new products to market and enhancing existing products.

You will be trained as a Relationship Manager, which involves working closely with the bank’s business clients providing products and services to help them achieve their business goals.

Business & Finance
The role you train for with this degree apprenticeship will vary depending on the type company you work for but could cover Finance and Accounting, Marketing, Sales, Product Development, Manufacturing or Management. You will most likely specialise in one of these areas.

Chartered Manager
A Chartered Manager is someone who is capable of managing complexity and delivering impact at a strategic and/or operational level with management and leadership responsibility for setting and delivering organisational objectives through a wide range of functions.

Chartered Surveying
Degree apprentices will achieve a degree in Surveying and will become full chartered members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

These degree apprenticeships will train you in the management of building construction projects. You will either choose the Assistant Construction Site Manager role or the Assistant Construction Planner.

Defence Systems Engineering
A systems engineer in the defence industry will be involved in solving some of the most complex engineering either working in the problem definition or solution provision.

Digital Technology Solutions
Apprentices will be trained to develop business solutions using technology both for customers and internal business use in a range of areas such as cyber security, data analysis, network infrastructure and business and systems analysis. Your role will be to help ensure that businesses increase productivity through the use of technology.

Electronic Systems Engineering
This degree apprenticeship will prepare you to work in a wide range of sectors, using your knowledge of electronics and embedded software to design circuits or devices that provide a useful function and are capable of being manufactured at a competitive cost, are reliable and safe in use.

Facilities Management Supervisor
Facilities Managers work in the private, public or third sector in all sizes of organisation. This role is responsible for managing a wide range of services that support the operations of an office building or commercial properties (e.g. cleaning, catering) across multiple sites or a portfolio of properties either locally, nationally or regionally.

Food Industry Technical Professional
Technical Professionals in the food industry ensure the safety and quality of food products;
this includes improving existing products and launching new products

Healthcare Science Practitioner
Healthcare Science Practitioners (HCSPs) use expertise in applied scientific techniques to deliver patient sensitive and quality assured tests, investigations and procedures (in some cases, including specialist therapeutic interventions) on samples, patients and equipment.

Laboratory Science
Laboratory Scientists are involved in scientific investigations and experimentation in their specialist field. You will learn to analyse, interpret and evaluate relevant scientific information, concepts and ideas and use these to propose solutions to problems.

Manufacturing Engineer
The role of a Manufacturing Engineer is to support the activities involved in the process of implementing a product design into manufacture. This role is pivotal to the planning and delivery of new products or product refresh programmes.

Nuclear Science
Nuclear Scientist and Nuclear Engineer Degree Apprentice learn to enable systems and equipment to operate safely, efficiently and in an environmentally sustainable way.

Registered Nurse
No need to worry that nursing bursaries have been abolished as you can now train and qualify as a registered nurse and graduate debt free with this degree apprenticeship. Specialisms you could opt for include adult nursing, children’s nursing, mental health and learning disabilities.

On this degree apprenticeship you will train to become a fully qualified solicitor while you work.

Technical Support Engineer
Control/Technical support engineers typically assist with the smooth running of manufacturing activity often having to solve complex problems in a fast paced technical environment. You will learn how to diagnose problems as well as the necessary technical skills to find and implement solutions.

How do you apply for a degree apprenticeship?

Applying for a degree apprenticeship is like applying for a job. Vacancies are advertised on jobs boards and on the government website when employers are recruiting. Each employer has partnered with a university to deliver their degree apprenticeship and if you are offered the job, you will attend their partner university to study for your degree. You will only be at university part time as you will also be working.

Can I apply for degree apprenticeships and university at the same time?

Yes. If you are undecided on whether you want to go to university full time or do a degree apprenticeship you can apply to both and make up your mind when you have offers in your hand.

Where do you find vacancies?

Degree apprenticeship vacancies are advertised on the Government Apprenticeship website.

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