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New Degree Apprenticeships from September 2015



From September 2015, the government will roll-out 9 new industry designed Degree Apprenticeships.

What are Degree Apprenticeships:

Degree Apprenticeships are a new government development. They will be offering places from September 2015. Apprentices will split their time between university study and the workplace and will be employed throughout – gaining a full bachelor’s or master’s degree from a top university while earning a wage and getting real on-the-job experience in their chosen profession.

What subjects are on offer?

There will be 9 new Degree Apprenticeships on offer from September 2015:

  • Chartered Surveying
  • Electronic Systems Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Aerospace Software Development
  • Defence Systems Engineering
  • Laboratory Science
  • Nuclear
  • Power Systems
  • Public Relations.

Places are also being advertised for starts this September on the Degree Apprenticeships already developed in:

  • Digital
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Banking Relationship Manager
  • Construction

Higher Apprentices are already able to study to degree level as part of their apprenticeship but Degree Apprenticeships will go further. They will involve a degree as an integral part of the apprenticeship, co-designed by employers to make sure it is relevant for the skills industry is looking for.

A degree with no fees!

The cost of course fees will be shared between government and employers, meaning that the apprentice can earn a full bachelors or even masters degree without paying any fees.

Who are they for?

As well as being suitable for school leavers as an alternative route to gaining a degree, the new qualifications are expected to strengthen the vocational pathway and be suitable for existing apprentices looking to progress in their career.

Degree Apprenticeships in the SW

Bristol University is working with partners on the Degree Apprenticeship in Defence – Advanced Systems Engineer

More information:

Look at the gov.uk website