Rotational Degree Apprenticeship

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Have the winning formula: work, earn and learn

Work for leading companies, earn money and gain a degree at the same time.

Our Rotational Degree Apprenticeship programme is a three year structured training programme offering you an unrivalled opportunity to combine apprenticeships across different leading corporations and complete a degree at Pearson Business School. This opportunity is perfect for anyone who is aged 17 or over by the start of the programme and has a passion for business.

On completion of this programme you will graduate with:

  • Three years of professional work experience across two of our participating companies: IBM, Pearson and Kantar Added Value (with the chance to work internationally if placed with Kantar Added Value)
  • A BA (Hons) Business Management degree validated by the University of Kent, a highly respected and well ranked University
  • No debt! During the programme you’ll be employed and paid a minimum annual salary of £15,000 and have your degree tuition fees paid in full by your home company.

Module information

Industry partners


How to apply


  • Earn while you learn - as an apprentice you'll earn and learn on the job from experienced colleagues to gain job specific skills
  • Receive 1st class teaching from experienced lecturers with industry experience, to build your professional and academic skills  
  • Develop in growing corporations. As successful global companies, the RDA offers excellent career opportunities for people with the ability and drive to help deliver the organisations exciting growth strategies.
  • Opportunity for onward employment - depending on your performance as an apprentice.

What our partners say

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

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

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