So, degree apprenticeships are a thing. In short, the apprentice works full-time and studies their degree on the side. However, all their fees are paid by their employer.
Wish I had done the same.
Representing Aston University, I was asked to write a piece of advertorial for 2018’s Apprenticeship Guide, which I have included below.
You can learn more about the guide at www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk
The original university for degree apprenticeships
In 2015, we launched the first ever degree apprenticeship. Since then, many other universities have followed suit, and fair play to them, if we saw that Aston apprentices were averaging higher grades, landing better jobs and working in global companies, we would have done the same. We have degree apprenticeships in:
- Digital & Technology Solutions
- Embedded Electronic System Design and Development
- Chartered Manager
- Executive Apprenticeship (MBA)
And launching soon:
- Senior Leader
- Healthcare Professional
- Nuclear Engineer
- Logistics and Supply Chain
Right from the start, you’ll work in a job with annual progression and be supported by gold standard teaching. Everything you learn – whether it’s in between meetings, during your commute or on campus – is to build the new professional you.
Our apprentices are making waves at Microsoft, Virgin Media and a wide range of SMEs. You can specialise in business, technology or manufacturing, which covers the marketing of new apps to the production of chocolate floors*.
If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t want to wait to start their career and still wants a gold standard education, take the first step by visiting: www.aston.ac.uk/apprenticeships