Degree Apprenticeship Information for Teachers

Discover some of the benefits of degree apprenticeships for your students below and learn how to find out more about our degree apprenticeships.

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As a degree apprentice, students will work for an employer and earn their undergraduate or postgraduate degree on day release from their job.

What are the benefits for my students?

  • Students work full and part time AND study towards a degree.
  • They build job-specific skills sought after by employers.
  • Students gain a degree without the tuition fees.
  • They set out on a long-term career path and the possibility of higher earnings.

How does a degree apprenticeship work?

  • Businesses employ the apprentice.
  • Typically a four-year apprenticeship.
  • Apprentices gain professional skills on the job.
  • Apprentices study for a degree at the University of Chichester.
  • Day release over three 10-week terms a year.
  • University handles administration relating to training.
  • Employer handles administration relating to human resources.

What about money?

  • The apprentice does not pay any fees.
  • They will hold a salaried position.
  • They will be eligible for employee benefits.
  • Students are not eligible for a student loan.

What are the benefits for the business?

  • Develop the talent they need for their business.
  • Businesses can fill the higher-level skills gap.
  • Attract high-calibre staff.
  • Apprentices can be trained in the way the business works.
  • There are clear progression routes.
  • Improves staff retention.

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Find out more about degree apprenticeships, their benefits and the application process by emailing business@chi.ac.uk.

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