Are you a trailblazer? Work for three leading companies, earn money and gain a degree at the same time.

Offering you an unrivalled opportunity to combine apprenticeships across three different leading companies and complete a degree at Pearson Business School, the Rotational Degree Apprenticeship programme is a three year structured training programme.

On completion of this programme you will graduate with:

  • Three years of professional work experience across three of our participating companies; companies offering apprenticeships as part of this innovative programme are Direct Line Group, IBM, Pearson, Tesco, Unilever and WPP's Ogilvy
  • A Business Management degree validated by the University of Kent, a top University
  • Chartered Manager status
  • No debt! During the programme you’ll be employed and paid an annual salary of at least £15,000 and have your degree tuition fees paid in full by your Home Company
  • An amazing CV full of invaluable work experience across three world leading companies. You will spend most of your time with your Home Company, but will also have a substantial secondment at two other companies giving you a rich and unique professional learning experience
  • Confidence and personal support - throughout your programme you’ll have access to a company mentor and an academic personal tutor who will support you, so you’ll grow in confidence and develop your skillset

"We have launched this degree because more and more employers are telling us that their graduates are lacking in the skills needed to succeed in the world of work."89% of employers surveyed said that they value graduate hires with the right attitudes and aptitude for work, this innovative course hopes to address the balance between traditional academia and the needs of 21st century employers."

Roxanne Stockwell
Principal of Pearson College London

"Tesco are thrilled to be part of the rotation degree trial with Pearson Business School starting in September 2016.  This is a unique opportunity for young people to combine studying for a degree whilst gaining invaluable work experience across a number of different organisations. This new approach to learning will support young people to enter the world of work with well-developed professional skills. Shaping future leaders is key to the success of our business and this trial gives us the opportunity to work with young people and develop their talent."

Alison Horner
Group Personnel Director, Tesco

"Our intent is to revolutionise insurance again. In a fast changing world that increasingly means that developing our capability is in itself the strategy - the "how?" is becoming pre-eminent because the "what?" is incredibly hard to define precisely and will continually evolve. As a result of this we need to be able to attract and retain great talent. Therefore we are absolutely delighted to be involved in the launch of Rotational Degrees with Pearson Business School since it promises to produce exceptional graduates with a genuine edge that can make a difference in an organisation from the moment that they graduate."

Mark Evans
Marketing Director, Direct Line Group

Interested? Want to know more about how the programme operates?

As a successful applicant you will spend the first 12 months with your Home Company, 8 months at a second company, 8 months at a third company and a final 8 months back with your Home Company. During term time you will work four days a week and spend the fifth at Pearson Business School studying for your degree in Business Management, which is validated by the University of Kent, a highly respected and well ranked University. There will also be additional scheduled study and assessment days throughout the year.

Working in some of the the world’s most respected companies on three apprenticeships will ensure you gain skills to help your CV stand out whilst also studying towards your degree, putting you in a great position once you graduate. Additionally you will be paid an annual salary (minimum of £15,000) and have your degree tuition fees paid in full by your Home Company meaning you will graduate with no debt. You will also have access to a company mentor and an academic personal tutor who will support you throughout the programme.

During your three year apprenticeship you will study one day a week at Pearson Business School for a degree in Business Management validated by the University of Kent.

We have 10 positions available for a paid Rotational Degree Apprenticeship in Management based in London. This sponsored programme incorporating a Pearson Business School BA Honours degree in Business Management is for three years and gives you experience working at three of the world’s most respected companies. The course starts in September 2016 and ends September 2019.
As part of the programme, you’ll complete three apprenticeships at three of our six partner companies, whilst also studying towards your degree. You will go to college one day a week and will be expected to study at home as well. Through this scheme, you’ll also build up an excellent CV which will put you in a great position to compete for jobs once you graduate.

"The world is changing, and the workforce of tomorrow needs to have ready skills that ensure success in the jobs of the future. The rotational degree apprenticeship is a unique opportunity for students to set the trajectory of their career path right from the start of their degree study. We are proud to be a part of this initiative, which demonstrates our commitment to providing opportunities for learners at every stage of their journey."

Mark Pettican
HR Director, Pearson UK

"Pearson is delighted to be partnering with some of the world's leading businesses to deliver our new Rotational Degree Apprenticeships. These courses give students an unrivaled business education, backed by first class work experience with three different blue-chip companies - what better way for learners to gain the skills and knowledge needed to progress in their lives. That's what Pearson Business School is all about, ensuring students can move seamlessly from education to employment with some of the world's most innovative organisations."

Andy Moss
Senior Vice President, Pearson

"At Unilever we have a passion for investing in people and are always looking to bring fresh ideas and perspectives into our business. Our graduate and apprenticeship programs are already much sought-after and we are delighted to add this new rotational degree program to our offering. We believe this unique opportunity will help accelerate and enhance the development of highly adaptable and talented individuals who can thrive in this fast and ever-changing world."

Placid Jover
VP Human Resources, Unilever UK & Ireland

“We are very excited to be welcoming our first business degree apprentices this September!  The recruitment and selection process, led by Pearson College London, ensured the most talented individuals were successful, and we were delighted with the high quality of candidates that made it to the final stages.  Offering a unique and bespoke rotational apprenticeship experience, we are very much looking forward to working with Pearson on the delivery of this innovative new programme for talented young people.”

Jada Vine
HR Talent Consultant, Unilever

"Apprenticeship schemes have a vital role to play in closing Britain’s digital skills gap and growing the economy, and IBM is delighted to be adding this new cross industry Degree Apprenticeship to our award winning portfolio of graduate and apprenticeship programmes."

Jenny Taylor
IBM UK Foundation Manager

“We believe that business can play a positive role in education. By investing in young people we can help build the skills our industry needs and help young people into employment. The Rotational Business Degree with Pearson Business School is a valuable new opportunity for young people from all backgrounds to develop skills and gain a degree while working, which we believe is an important innovation for education in the UK.”

Sir Martin Sorrell
CEO, WPP

“At Ogilvy we are constantly looking for new ways to bring diverse talent into our business, from as many different walks of life and backgrounds as possible. We are delighted to be taking part in helping make this degree happen in such a modern, business relevant way.”

Annette King
CEO, Ogilvy & Mather UK