How to become a degree apprentice
Before you can apply for an apprenticeship course at a university, you must be employed already and have the support of your employer. Already employed?
Here's how to find an apprenticeship job – and while you're looking for a degree apprenticeship opportunity, you're fine to apply for university courses through UCAS as well to keep your options open.
Step 1 – find an apprenticeship opportunity
Before you can apply for a degree apprenticeship course at a university, you need to have the support of an employer. So you'll need to gain employment with a company that's willing to support you through the apprenticeship course you want to study. Here's where you can look.
- Search our course listings and take the below steps to find a degree apprenticeship.
- Look for vacancies on the national apprenticeship search
- Contact employers proactively - See how apprentice Robyn did this
You can also find out more, including opportunities across the UK, on the National Apprenticeships Service and Not Going to Uni websites.
Step 2 – apply for a job
Job application processes vary for each employer. Though it's definitely worth keeping your CV up to date and preparing for an interview in most cases.
Step 3 – Get in touch
Get in touch so we can help you with the application process firstname.lastname@example.org.
What happens next?
Once you’ve had your university place accepted, we’ll send you details about starting your course and you’ll be invited to come to an induction session.
“Putting my uniform on and going out there, doing the job, it gives me a massive rush.”
Former combat medic, Rey is a Police Constable Degree Apprentice with South Yorkshire Police.
William Birch & Sons
"Finding my own employer took lots of time and perseverance."
Robyn proactively approached over 40 employers to see if they would consider hiring her as a Quantity Surveyor degree apprentice.