An apprenticeship is an excellent way to study towards a degree, while earning a salary and gaining practical work experience.
Apprenticeships are an exciting and recognised route for those that are looking to combine work and study; you will have the opportunity to progress in your chosen career path with support from industry-leading experts and academic specialists at university.
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At Herts, we offer higher and degree apprenticeships, with learners achieving a foundation, bachelors or master’s degree. Programmes last between three and six years and the entry criteria varies by programme and employer, however you may need to have a minimum of GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade four/C or above, or equivalent qualifications. Depending on the apprenticeship, you may also require other qualifications such as A-levels or BTECs.
What are the benefits of an apprenticeship at Herts?
Flexible study and award winning teaching
We will welcome you into our Herts student community with award-winning teaching, direct support from our University tutors and full access to excellent learning and social facilities. Our approach to apprenticeship study is flexible and we’ve adapted our teaching approaches to ensure there is variation, including face-to-face learning on campus, work-based projects and independent study. Assessments include a mix of coursework, presentations, exams and practical’s. Your employer will allow 20% of your time to be dedicated to off-the-job training and learning.
Earn while you learn with no tuition fees
Throughout your apprenticeship you’ll be employed with a full-time contract and a salary. Don’t worry about student debt from tuition fees – the cost of your programme will be covered by funds contributed by the government and your employer.
Gain industry experience and connections
An apprenticeship helps you to grow your career from the moment you start, as you’ll gain real world practical experience that directly relates to your chosen career, alongside a valuable network of connections that you meet through work and your programme of study.
Increase your employability
Prospects for those studying a higher or degree apprenticeship look bright - over 90% of apprentices go into work or further training afterwards. One of the reasons businesses take on apprentices at this level is to develop a highly-skilled workforce and future leaders. Exactly what happens after your apprenticeship ends will depend on your employer and your contract, however the experience you gain will help you to become a very valuable employee.
To find out more about apprenticeships, read our learner handbook
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How do I apply?
Apprenticeships are real jobs with an employment contract, and you will need to apply to the employer directly.
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