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Degree apprenticeships - information for apprentices

UWE Bristol welcomed our first degree apprentices in 2017.

Please note: Prospective students may only apply for a degree apprenticeship through their employer.

Benefits of becoming a degree apprentice

  • You’ll gain a university degree qualification – or Masters depending on your chosen course – and earn a salary whilst doing it.
  • The government and your employer pay your tuition fees so you’ll be debt free.
  • You’ll get on-the-job training as well as a higher/degree level qualification so you can apply what you learn right from the start.
  • You’ll get direct access to UWE Bristol's experienced academic community, as well as our modern facilities.
  • You’ll gain professional accreditation (depending on your chosen degree).
  • UWE Bristol has long-standing experience in running apprenticeships so you’ll be in the right hands to develop your career further.
  • You’ll get the support you need from us throughout your educational learning experience as well as through your employer’s mentoring at your workplace.

Real world experience: Rolls-Royce Engineering Higher Apprenticeship

Jemma King speaks about her time at Rolls-Royce:

Current degree apprenticeships

As degree apprenticeships are designed to meet the needs of industry, new courses are frequently being developed by employers in conjunction with UWE Bristol.

View our degree apprenticeship courses

Support for disabled degree apprentices

You’re eligible for reasonable adjustments and support if you’re disabled, which includes specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia. We strongly recommend that you disclose your disabled to your employer so that reasonable adjustments can be considered within the workplace.

However, you aren’t eligible for Disabled Student Allowances, so please apply to Access to Work as soon as possible to cover any needs you have around specialist equipment or assistive technology.

Find out more about support for current disabled students.

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