We’re excited to showcase our fantastic ARU apprentices, graduates and partners during National Apprenticeship Week through this year’s theme: Build The Future.
Across the week get an insight into how ARU has developed and flourished over 2,000 careers with 500 employer partners providing future relevant degree apprenticeship programmes.
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Scroll to see how ARU Apprentices are accessing higher education in ways they never imagined possible, all whilst making an impact in their workplace and ultimately realising their dream careers. Meanwhile, our partner employers are securing future talent pipelines and helping to shape innovative courses designed around the skills employers need.
“The degree apprenticeship has provided me with four vital years of experience whilst gaining my qualifications. I have gained a vast amount of knowledge about my industry, allowing me to have a key role within the business.”
Chartered Surveyor Graduate ApprenticeHear Michael's journey
“I am delighted that ARU are leading the way by providing the training for employers across the East of England. The apprenticeship is securing the future talent pipeline of planners that the country so desperately needs.”
Chief Executive, Royal Town Planning Institute
"I have been given a fantastic opportunity with the apprenticeship and have gained skills and knowledge from the course that will shape me into the Nursing Associate that I will become. It has shown me the value of care and compassion."
Nursing Associate Degree ApprenticeNursing Associates: rising NHS stars
“We depend on data science, whether training an algorithm to learners, or helping warehouse staff plan for peak demand. I’m excited to give our apprentices the best possible start to their careers.”
Assistant Director of Research, Cambridge University Press and AssessmentCase study: creating a world-class data science apprenticeship
"School wasn’t particularly ‘for me’ but being in education when the time has been right for me has taught me that I am capable. It has helped me to discover what I’m passionate about and I’m really excited to soon be moving into a new role."
Chartered Manager Degree ApprenticeWhy a traditional degree is not the only path to success
"I strongly recommend a degree apprenticeship as an excellent way to build, and kick start your career. The experience and knowledge that I have ascertained is simply invaluable.”
Civil Engineer Degree ApprenticeCommendation for Pritam in Apprentice Awards
“We are over the moon with the value that our first apprentices have brought to the table in such a short period of time. We are looking forward to expanding our team using this method in the future.”
Managing Director, Generate Leads Online Ltd
"I am thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to learn through my apprenticeship. I am now able to advance alternative solutions to work problems that I would have struggled with before the apprenticeship."
Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist Degree Apprentice
"We have a huge skills shortage in bioinformaticians and ARU can translate some of our complex needs into an engaging curriculum. Our apprentices challenge our thinking, and they progress our science."
Dr Julia Wilson
Associate Director, Wellcome Sanger InstituteThe UK's first Data Scientist Degree Apprenticeship for the Bioinformatics profession
“I would 100% recommend this apprenticeship to others. The CMDA covers all aspects of business and gives you a great insight to what it takes to be a manager in the future.”
Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship BA (Hons)
PC Warnett started her Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship in 2021. She never thought she’d get a degree. Now she’s fulfilling her policing ambitions within the Met Police, making a difference to London’s communities whilst gaining a fully funded degree.
Police Constable Degree ApprenticeshipHear PC Warnett’s story
Attend one of our virtual or in-person events during National Apprenticeship Week.Peterborough 50 pledge Leadership and Management in 2022: leading through and beyond a pandemic Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship events
We’ll also be offering a range of degree and higher apprenticeships, developed in partnership with regional employers and delivered from ARU Peterborough.Information for aspiring apprentices Information about degree apprenticeships for employers Peterborough 50 pledge