Degree apprenticeships for students and workers

Wondering what steps to take next for your career? Unsure about which path is right for you? Are University just fees not adding up? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the answer could be a degree apprenticeship.

We know what you’re thinking, what is a ‘degree apprenticeship?’ Often you will not find these two words in the same sentence, but with the University of Bolton, they create the best of both words; learning and earning at the same time.

In the 2017/18 academic year, apprenticeships received a 32% increase in sign-ups according to the Department of Education. This rise in popularity has continued year-on-year, making degree apprenticeships more popular than ever.

So, why are people selecting degree apprenticeships? They give you the chance to learn from passionate and experienced lecturers, who support you through your studies. At the same time, you will gain industry experience from your time in the workplace; allowing you to build skills for the future.

The University of Bolton offers the following degree apprenticeships:

  • Advanced Clinical Practitioner
  • Chartered Manager
  • Civil Engineer
  • Dental Technician
  • Digital and Technology Solutions Professional
  • Electrical or Electronic Technical Support Engineer
  • Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer
  • Geospatial Mapping and Science Specialist
  • Healthcare Assistant Practitioner
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Nursing Associate (NMC 2018)
  • Operating Department Practitioner
  • Post Graduate Engineer
  • Product Design and Development Engineer
  • Registered Nurse (NMC 2018)
  • Senior Leader
  • Social Worker
  • Systems Engineer

Many employers will offer a job to graduating apprentices in order to keep their investment in the company, so you’ll either graduate with a job, or have all the tools needed to secure employment elsewhere. Starting salaries can reach up to £25,000 per year.

If you would like some more information on these degree apprenticeships, please contact us on 01204 903 940 or via email on

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Adam Tatlock

ConnectED | 2020

"I am currently studying a qualification in Customer Service and am hoping to progress onto a Business Administration qualification as well. Alliance Learning (ConnectED) fitted my traits to a job that was right for me by finding out about me personally, before I went to any interviews. They also provided with more than the skills necessary for me to succeed in every step of the application."


Luke Boardman

ConnectED | 2020

"I am studying Business Administration through Alliance Learning (ConnectED). When I initially applied, Alliance (ConnectED) contacted me to talk through my application and assist with any queries I may have had about the course. They also offered support with preparing for interviews and different vacancies that were available for me to undertake my placement with."


If you are interested in studying at university level whilst learning practical, relevant skills in the workplace, an apprenticeship is the perfect choice for you.

Take a look at the range of apprenticeship courses we offer


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