Earn, work and study
Learn as you work
Combine work and study with a degree apprenticeship
Degree apprenticeships are available at any stage of your career, whether you apply for a new job as an apprentice or start a course through your existing job.
During your apprenticeship you will work for a specific company in a full or part time role. You will have a contract of employment and study at undergraduate or masters level alongside your job.
You will earn a salary and have access to employee benefits including relevant holiday and sick pay, and student benefits such as University resources and support. Your apprenticeship can take anywhere between three and five years.
When you graduate you will achieve a degree-level qualification and have valuable skills and experience to enhance your performance at work.
Being a Degree Apprentice
As a degree apprentice you will:
- Be employed in a full or part time paid job while you study towards a degree.
- Graduate without debt as your employer pays your tuition fees to the University.
- Gain real-life work experience and essential life skills.
- Achieve the same qualification as students on traditional degree routes.
- Access the same student support as students on traditional degree routes.
What do you get?
Benefits of being a degree apprentice
Earn while you learn
Gain a nationally recognised qualification whilst you get paid a full salary, with the current average degree apprenticeship salary at approximately £16,000 a year.
Get paid holidays
You can get at least 20 days paid holiday per year, plus bank holidays.
No tuition fee debt
Your employer or the government will cover the cost of your training and tuition fees so you will graduate without debt.
Range of subjects
We have a variety of exciting roles available with partner employers at the University of Chichester already, and this will continue to grow in the future.
Become an asset to any employer
Gain practical workplace experience and learn the skills that employers want and need in a sector you are passionate about.
Greater earning potential
Many past apprentices have benefitted from an increase in salary both during their apprenticeship and once they complete their course.
Progress within your job
Your degree apprenticeship and your resulting relationship with your employer will prepare you for the next step of your career beyond after your qualification.
Student Life and Services
Joining the University of Chichester
As a student at the University, you can access our student support and other services throughout your degree.
Meet our students
Hear from our apprentices
How to Find A Degree Apprenticeship
Getting started as an apprentice
With so many opportunities on offer, there are several ways you can find an apprenticeship.
- Use Find an Apprenticeship on gov.uk to search and apply for vacancies. After you register you can set up email and text alerts to stay up to date with new apprenticeship vacancies.
- Visits Vacancy snapshot to browse a range of employer’s fact files outlining the types of apprenticeship vacancies available throughout the year.
- If you are interested in working with a specific employer, you can visit their recruitment site directly.
Speak to our apprenticeships team to explore your options.
There is a lot of competition for apprenticeship vacancies so make sure your CV is up to date including your key educational achievements, any work experience you may have, skills learnt and any relevant hobbies and interests you are passionate about.
Information for Businesses
Interested in employing a degree apprentice?
Discover the benefits of employing a degree apprentice and how to get started with your business.