Degree Apprenticeships for employers

What is a Degree Apprenticeship?

Degree Apprenticeships are an innovative new qualification that bring together the best of higher education and real world experience. Apprentices will split their time between university study and the workplace and will be employed throughout – gaining a full bachelor’s or master’s degree from a university or college while earning a salary, and getting real on-the-job experience in their chosen profession.

Pearson Business School has identified a growing need for employers to fill skills gaps within their current workforce, thereby impacting their business growth and the local economy. Our Degree Apprenticeship programmes are designed to deliver apprentices who begin to learn sector specific skills from day one; developing specialist knowledge that will positively affect your workforce, and ultimately your bottom line.

How we can help

Offering a bespoke degree apprenticeship training scheme is a great way to attract and keep the best people in your business. Pearson Business School works hand-in-hand with employers to create apprenticeship programmes tailored to individual business in order to recruit and build future talent from within. The cost to you as a business could be covered by your contribution to the apprenticeships levy.

We work closely with each employer to:

  • recruit and perform initial sifting of applicants, specially selecting students who have demonstrated wider thinking and cognitive thought process while also providing a shortlist of candidates according to your requirements
  • provide government funded training and reduce the cost for businesses
  • provide close mentoring, ensuring students study does not disrupt their work commitments
  • review staff development needs and match to apprenticeships
  • assist with rules and funding
  • advice on apprenticeships including understanding the landscape, rules, funding, and exploration of how this could benefit individual organisations
  • provide bespoke courses, modules and credit recognition for work based projects

We currently offer the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship Standard.

Download our guide for employers

Not paying the levy?

Read our new guide to our part sponsored degree programme for non levy-paying organisations.

For the first time there is now an alternative HE route, with professional associations and blue chip endorsements which will ultimately lend it equal credibility to that traditional path.

Ben Hughes, Vice Principal for Academic Delivery

The Rotational Degree Apprenticeship is a unique opportunity for students to gain employment experience with three different top companies whilst also studying for a degree. From an IBM perspective, we were delighted to collaborate with fellow employers to recruit high quality candidates for this innovative programme.  

Jenny Taylor, UK Foundation Manager, IBM



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