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If you're looking to gain a degree-level qualification while simultaneously earning and gaining experience in your chosen field, a higher or degree apprenticeship could be the ideal route.

An apprenticeship is a genuine job with an accompanying skills development programme. Through your apprenticeship, you will gain the technical knowledge, practical experience and wider skills you need for your immediate job and future career.

Higher and degree apprenticeships combine practical on-the-job training with formal university study, enabling you to gain vital industry skills and knowledge while continuing your education. You'll be able to take the concepts and theories you learn at university into the workplace immediately, giving you a head-start in your career.

During your apprenticeship you'll be employed by the company you're learning with, meaning you'll be paid just like any other employee. The course fees will be paid by your employer and the government so you'll pay no fees and won't need a student loan.

To qualify for a higher or degree apprenticeship at Middlesex you'll need A-levels, vocational level 3 qualifications or an advanced apprenticeship. A higher or degree apprenticeship can take between one and four years to complete.

Key highlights

Some of the benefits to a higher and degree apprenticeship are:

  • You'll gain a degree-level qualification directly relevant to your industry
  • No student debt
  • Gain relevant work experience as you study
  • Access to leading teaching and learning
  • Earn while you learn
  • Workplace mentor
  • Increased career progression opportunities
  • Increased earning potential over a lifetime
  • Qualifications at degree and master's level

How to apply

You cannot currently apply for a Degree Apprenticeship directly with Middlesex University. You must apply directly with an employer who is advertising an apprenticeship in the subject and at the level you require and follow their recruitment process.

To find vacancies, create an account on the Find an apprenticeship service, then search and apply for apprenticeships across England. Alternatively, you can search vacancies via the UCAS website.

UCAS have also created a useful guide which includes tips on how to apply for an apprenticeship in England.

If you are interested in a specific organisation, take a look at their website – most have a page on careers, apprenticeships, or vacancies, and search their listings.

For any further information about apprenticeships, please contact us by calling +44 (0)20 8411 5555 (Option 1) or use our live chat function to talk to one of our advisers.

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