become an apprentice

A degree apprenticeship enables you to gain a higher-level qualification at the same time as earning a full-time wage, meaning you will graduate with no student debt. This opportunity allows you to build work experience while you learn, and you may even have the possibility of gaining additional professional qualifications during the course. Statistics show that 65% of apprentices received a pay rise after completing their training (Department for Education Apprenticeship evaluation 2021 learner survey).

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The differences between higher and degree apprenticeships and traditional university options. 

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Find out the answers to the most frequently asked questions for prospective apprentices.


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We’ve busted some of the most common myths surrounding apprenticeships.


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Hear from an apprentice

Quantity Surveying degree apprenticeship student, Hollie, tells us why she chose the apprenticeship route and what life is really like as an apprentice at BCU. Get her advice on the application process as well as balancing work and university study.

Why Rebecca chose a degree apprenticeship

Rebecca knew she wanted a balance between learning and experience, a degree apprenticeship has offered her just that.

Rebecca's experience

Why Tanith chose a degree apprenticeship

Tanith was eager to learn more and progress in the healthcare sector. Studying a degree apprenticeship has helped her gain the knowledge she needed to secure a new role.

Tanith's experience

Why Magda chose a degree apprenticeship

A degree apprenticeship means Magda can pursue her dream of working within healthcare whilst supporting and prioritising her family.

Magda's experience

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