If you are about to take your GCSEs, or are considering what to do after your A-levels and you would like a rewarding career, you will find a diverse range of exciting apprenticeship opportunities here at the University of Exeter. 

Are you wanting to kick start your career and gain highly sought after skills, qualifications and work experience in a Russell Group University? Look no further, our apprenticeships will give you the skills, confidence and qualifications to join our Higher Education’s next generation of professional teams.

Earn while you learn 

We offer a varied range of apprenticeship roles at the University of Exeter from IT to gardening, from early career through to degree level.

Working in partnership with Exeter College and Cornwall College Group, you will typically be employed on campus four days a week and spend one day with your training provider.

We offer various apprenticeships schemes, ranging from between one and four years.

We are committed to developing the best talent and investing in building skills for the future. If you have drive, enthusiasm, curiosity and commitment, then an apprenticeship with us will give you valuable hands-on knowledge, experience and a qualification to succeed in your chosen career path.

"The University of Exeter provide numerous opportunities for Apprentices every year. They provide an outstanding commitment to students through offering high quality and well-structured work experience to ensure future Apprentices are ideally suited for the roles they take on. They continually look to develop their Apprenticeship provision and were the first employer to commit fully to the higher Apprenticeship provision with Exeter College. Regardless of scale, the University of Exeter supports each individual every step of the way".

Mike Blakeley, Director of Apprenticeships at Exeter College

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. The University of Exeter is an exciting place to be. 

Whether in one of our six academic colleges, or many Professional Services, we can offer apprenticeships across multiple trades and professionalisms.

You will be:

  • Self-driven and highly motivated
  • Proactive
  • Logical
  • Diligent
  • Creative
  • Dependable
  • Punctual
  • Curious
  • Well organised

You will have:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrable problem solving skills and the ability to use your own initiative
  • The ability to work individually, and as part of a team
  • A willingness to learn, and put into practice, new technical skills
  • A positive, can do, attitude
  • An aptitude for practical tasks (dexterity)
  • A sense of humour
  • A willingness and desire to develop yourself both personally and professionally

Our early career apprenticeships are aimed at enthusiastic, motivated and dedicated school leavers aged between 16 and 18 years old

You will gain highly sought after skills, qualifications and work experience in a Russell Group University.

Your apprenticeship training will be delivered with our local training providers. You will also receive an induction to the University and your role, and have access to online training and a wide range of our staff learning and development opportunities.

You will need 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above (Maths and English are mandatory). Requirements may vary depending on your chosen apprenticeship, so please do contact us if you would like to discuss your qualifications and situation in more detail.

Our early career apprenticeships will be available to apply for soon. Please fill out our simple online form to register your interest.

Our degree apprenticeships are for people aged 18 and over. Typically you will need to have completed A Levels or equivalent to apply.

No tuition fees and a salary throughout your studies means you’ll graduate with zero student debt, putting you in a better position when it comes to enjoying more of your post-uni earnings, starting your own business or buying a home.

Solid industry experience is what employers look for when recruiting. As a Degree Apprentice you’ll be working in an exciting and relevant job from day one of your studies, meaning when the time comes to move on, you’ll be one of the most employable graduates in the technology sector.

See our current opportunity: BSc Digital and Technology Solutions.

As you learn and develop on our apprenticeship scheme, you will earn a salary which will increase as you gain more experience. Your salary will range from £12,000 to £19,000 depending on level and apprenticeship. 

We also have a very generous holiday allowance of 39 days, a very competitive employer pension, on-site discounts, and access to our fantastic sports facilities. For further information, see the benefits of working here.

New opportunities can be found on our current vacancies listings, along with details of how to apply.

If you don't see anything you fancy there, please fill out our simple online form so we can alert you when the next wave of vacancies are listed online.

Here are some typical role descriptions to give you a better idea of what is in it for you:

Other opportunities that will be coming up in future are:

  • Accountancy
  • Activity Leadership - Exercise and fitness
  • Legal administration
  • Catering and Professional Chefs
  • Construction - Technical and Professional
  • Electrotechnical
  • Engineering manufacture
  • Hospitality
  • Software, Web and Telecoms
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Leisure management
  • Marketing
  • Plumbing
Our current apprentices

Hear what our current apprentices say about their experience of working at the University of Exeter.

Register your interest

Fill out our simple online form so we can alert you when our 2017 apprenticeships vacancies are available online.

Get In Go Far

Get in Go Far is the government scheme designed to help you find a great apprenticeship that's suitable for you.