Work and study with degree apprenticeships

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Introduced in 2015, degree apprenticeships offer a new route into higher education.

As a professional apprentice you'll achieve a university qualification at degree or Masters level, alongside real work experience. You’ll be paid throughout and there are no tuition fees, as these are met by your employer and the Government.

Degree apprenticeships are ideal if you’re a school leaver looking for an alternative to full-time university education, or if you're already working and seeking higher-level training with the support of your employer.

Our degree apprenticeships

We currently offer the following courses:

Coming soon*:

  • BA (Hons) Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship
  • Laboratory Scientist Degree Apprenticeship
  • Embedded Electronics Degree Apprenticeship
  • Supply Chain Leadership Professional Degree Apprenticeship
  • Arts Therapist Masters Degree Apprenticeship

*Subject to approvals

Am I eligible?

To be eligible to apply for one of our degree apprenticeships, you’ll need to secure a full-time position with an employer in a related role. View vacancies with our partner employers.

Our partners

We work with a range of firms, from innovative small businesses to some of the country's leading employers, including Barclays, GlaxoSmithKline, Tech Partnership, Bango, Cambridge Network, AVEVA, Redgate and Nokia.

The degree apprenticeship... supports our vision of allowing anyone who has the right attitude and aptitude to progress and develop their career, no matter what background they are from
Mike Thompson
Director for Early Careers - Personal & Corporate Banking, Barclays plc

Ready to apply

If you're already working in a related role and your employer is supporting your application for a degree apprenticeship, please call us on 01245 686707 or email

Register your interest

If you're a prospective student interested in degree apprenticeships but not yet employed in a related role, please complete our online form. By registering your interest with us you will be kept up to date with any vacancies with our partner employers.