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Degree Partnerships

How to apply

The process to apply for a degree apprenticeship varies slightly depending on whether you are currently employed or an aspiring employee. Details of the process for both are outlined below:

  • Visit the University of Exeter degree apprenticeships vacancies page for details on all our programmes – check back regularly as we are always expanding our offering!
  • IfATE lists all apprenticeship standards approved for delivery – you can take a look through which standard best suits your career goals and see which providers offer this apprenticeship
  • GOV.UK offers a search tool to find current apprenticeship vacancies
  • Employer websites advertise apprenticeship vacancies – if you have a particular employer(s) in mind, sign up to receive alerts from them

Check you meet eligibility rules and entry criteria

Get approval to apply

  • Once you’ve decided which apprenticeship you’d like to study and when you’d like to start, speak to your line manager and/or HR team about applying
  • You need to achieve sign-off at relevant levels of approval before you complete the application form for the apprenticeship

Apply to relevant opportunities

  • Once you’ve decided which apprenticeship you’d like to study, keep a look out for opportunities
  • Register your interest for apprenticeships offered with the University or GOV.UK
  • Regularly visit employer websites to search through the vacancies they’re offering

Take part in the selection process:

  • Different employers have varying selection processes. You may have to attend for an interview, or have additional stages to complete
  • As part of the process, we’ll check with the employer if you meet the eligibility and entry criteria

Receive offer from employer:

  • If you receive an offer from the company, congratulations! You can now progress to the next stage of applying for your degree apprenticeship
  • Get in touch with our degree apprenticeship team via the relevant contact details for your chosen programme
  • You’ll be sent an application email outlining the next steps to apply
  • Once your application has been reviewed, you will be notified of the outcome via email from the University’s central admissions team
  • If your application is successful, you will need to accept your offer via the instructions in the email

Once you have completed the above steps, you will be sent further information about how to register to be a student at the University, and you will have to sign some paperwork alongside your employer.

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