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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.

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