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Benefits of a degree apprenticeship

Studying a degree apprenticeship funded by the Apprenticeship Levy has benefits for both you and your employer. If you want to study on a degree apprenticeship, you may need to convince your manager to put you on the course - here are some key points you might want to raise with them:

The degree apprenticeship scheme

As a degree apprentice, you will maintain full-time employment whilst spending 20 per cent of your contractual working time studying on the course.

This allocated study time is made up of face-to-face teaching at the University, online learning, and work-based projects. Each of our apprenticeships follows a different structure of online learning, so please look at our programme pages for more information.

The benefits of a degree apprenticeship

The skills you develop in your apprenticeship will enable you to contribute fully to the long-term success of your organisation.

You will graduate with a degree, diploma or certificate from a prestigious Russell Group University, and have a range of new skills to advance your career.

How to convince your employer

If your employer pays the Apprenticeship Levy, they've already paid for your apprenticeship.

If you're not sure whether they do, here's how to find out.

As you would be spending time studying away from your role, we’ve also pulled together some key benefits you can take to your employer to explain the added value you could bring by studying on a degree apprenticeship programme:

How your employer benefits

  • Our blended, flexible learning format combines a mix of on campus learning (day release and block release) with online resources to minimise disruption so you can continue to fulfil your current role.
  • Your employer can work with Exeter's degree apprenticeship team to get support for recruitment, education, and any administration related to the apprenticeship.
  • During the apprenticeship, you will work with your manager to identify a project that directly benefits your organisation, so they'll get an immediate return on their investment in your new skills.
  • You'll develop new knowledge, skills, and ideas that will make you a more effective employee who can add real change to your organisation and lay the foundation for a prosperous and challenging career.