Cyber Security Analyst, Software Engineer, Chartered Manager – who would have thought that one day apprenticeships would be designed around these roles and result in a full degree qualification?
Apprenticeships have come a long way. The times when apprentices were only hired by craftsmen to pass on manual skilled trades are no more. Today apprenticeships are available in every industry sector and provide exciting, high quality opportunities in all kinds of careers.
You might be surprised at just how many degree apprenticeship opportunities there are, and the exciting range of benefits they can offer you.
It’s a real, paid job with a structured learning and development programme. A degree apprenticeship offers a mixture of on- and off-the-job training that gives you the skills needed to get ahead in your chosen career and results in a full degree.
Did you know that apprenticeships aren’t just for new staff? If you’re currently in work, now’s the time to talk to your employer to see what they offer. We recommend starting with your line manager and perhaps also talking to someone in your HR department. If someone in your organisation would like more information about how we can work with them to deliver degree apprenticeships, they can call speak to our business team on 0300 303 0122 or visit our apprenticeships website for employers.
If you’re not in work, or are interested in an apprenticeship within a different organisation, visit www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship to see what's currently available. There are up to 28,000 apprenticeship vacancies on the site at any one time.
While you are discussing options with your employer, you can get started on improving your business skills today with our free courses on OpenLearn. Take short courses for soft skills (such as assertiveness and self-confidence) and also hard skills (such as project mangement or IT applications), with free Statements of Participation for showing your employer.