They attract high calibre candidates who gain all the benefits of on-the-job learning and a fee-free degree, and combine full-time paid work with part-time university study.
Degree apprenticeships are primarily targeted at 18 to 19-year-old school leavers as an alternative route to gaining a degree, no matter your background or if you have been deterred by full time edcuation, high tuition fees and student debt. However, the qualification is suitable for anyone, including 16 to 18-year-olds and mature students.
In addition, degree apprenticeships are a good way of supporting your progression from craft and technical roles into management.
There are now over 1000 degree apprentices in the country, with more and more employer designed schemes being designed on a regular basis. A variety of HPC contractors are at the forefront of these new degree apprenticeships, creating more opportunities for people to benefit in tailored and specific roles within their organisations.