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Degree Apprenticeships

Earn, work and study

Degree Apprenticeships

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 as foundation, 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 two to four years.

When you graduate you will achieve a University-level qualification and have valuable skills and experience to enhance your performance at work.

Key Facts

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.
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Integrate academic learning and on-the-job practical training

We are a registered provider with over 200 apprentices from over 120 employers currently enrolled on apprenticeships.

We offer subject areas including business and leadership, digital, engineering, social work and teaching.

What do you get?

Benefits of being a degree apprentice

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.

Students' Union

Visit the University of Chichester Students’ Union (UCSU) and join a society to try new activities, explore your interests and meet new people. UCSU work in the community to improve the society and area we live in.

Student Support and Wellbeing

Access student support services for help with sorting out your finances, managing a disability and looking after your health and wellbeing at university. We offer support for health and wellbeing, mental and physical health, care leavers and mature students.


Join the student community as an apprentice and assess University accommodation full time or for the night before and/or after you are on campus to study.

Learning Resource Centre

Visit the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) and speak to the Support and Information Zone (SIZ) team to get in touch with student services and for IT and library support.

Student Discount

Use your student to apply for a TOTUM card (formerly NUS extra) and access over 200 top brands and local independents for students across the country.

Careers Support

Access careers support to develop your prospects, support your current role and develop your transferable skills.

Meet our students

Hear from our apprentices

Hear from a Degree Apprentice
Find out what study for your degree as you work is really like.
Being a degree apprentice
Listen to our interview with two degree apprentices on our Be You podcast.
Sian Spiers

Sian Spiers

Digital Marketing Degree Apprentice at the University of Chichester

"Already I have learnt a range of things on the job while being given the support and help needed from other staff members. Everyone has been very understanding and patient with helping me develop new skills and managing my time between learning and working."

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What our degree apprentices say

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.

Speak to Us

Contact the Apprenticeship Team at University of Chichester if you have any questions about how to find job profiles and information about how to apply.

Email us at apprenticeships@chi.ac.uk or call us on +44 (0)1243 812159.

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.

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Get in Touch

Contact the Degree Apprenticeships Team

Speak to our degree apprenticeships team on apprenticeships@chi.ac.uk or +44 (0)1243 812159 if you have any questions or to have an impartial chat about your options and starting your apprenticeship.

Partnership policies

If you are completing a Degree Apprenticeship and wish to view any of our University policies, these can be found on our Policies and Statements page.

For any issues arising, you can view our Complaints Procedure for Employers of Apprentices.

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