Our apprentices in action
At the University of Exeter we have a variety of degree apprenticeships programmes on offer. We are proud to have over 1,300 apprentices working in a range of sectors such as business, engineering, digital and healthcare.
Many of our apprentices have gone on to win awards for the outstanding impact they have on their sector including the 2019 IT Apprentice of the Year (the British Computer Society (BCS) IT Industry Awards).
Want to know what it’s really like studying a degree apprenticeship with us? Our apprentices share their experiences below.
We are proud to take part in the annual National Apprenticeship Week; and our apprentices also do takeovers of the University of Exeter Instagram account, write case studies, create videos and participate in events. We also like to celebrate our fantastic apprentices and employer partnerships on our Twitter and LinkedIn feeds.
Maryam is a Global Data Analyst at Bloomberg and is studying our Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship.
Hannah is studying our Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship and working in the Piling Division at Elephant and Castle.
Sam is studying our Research Scientist (MSc Data Science) Degree Apprenticeship whilst balancing a full-time role and a busy family life.
Shumailla is Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Harrow Council and is using the tools she is learning on the Senior Leader Apprenticeship to drive positive change at the council.
Katie is a Security Project Manager at IBM and is applying the academic knowledge she gained on the Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship to her day to day role.
Amit is an Executive Director and Global Head for Securities Operations Controls at J.P.Morgan and whilst studying the Senior Leader Apprenticeship has been promoted and is now taking all the skills and knowledge he gained to a new role in New York.
Jon is a Ward Manager at Torbay Hospital and is using the skills and technical knowledge he is learning on the Senior Leader apprenticeship to develop in his current role and to prepare for more senior leadership opportunities.
Anthony is an Operational Manager in Adult Health and Care at Devon County Council with over 35 years of experience and is studying the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship to upskill in his current role by expanding the boundaries and depth of his knowledge around certain tools to use in the workplace.
Dimple is a Site Engineer for Laing O’Rourke and has benefitted from building her professional network whilst on the Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship and is currently using the technical skills she is learning on a series of large scale projects.
Jess is the Head of HR and Training for Somerset Passenger Solutions and is currently studying the Senior People Professional Apprenticeship. Although only on her first module of the programme, she is using the knowledge and insights she's learning to help implement an HR strategy that is linked to the Company's corporate strategy.
Caroline is an Automation Consultant at IBM, where she helps organisations to embrace digital automation and streamline their operations. She is studying our Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship.
Alejandra is a Diagnostic Radiographer Apprentice at University Hospitals Dorset (NHS). Studying for a degree apprenticeship has helped Alejandra progress her career in healthcare, despite coming from a non-scientific background.
Jonathan is Strategic Safeguarding Improvement Hub Lead at Devon and Cornwall Police, where he helps direct their strategic response to a range of important issues. He has just graduated from the MBA Senior Leadership programme, an advanced degree apprenticeship that enhances leaders’ existing skills in project management, strategy and innovation.