L’Oréal Degree Apprenticeship Launched

L’Oréal Degree Apprenticeship Launched

The world’s largest cosmetics company partners with Pearson Business School to launch their first Degree Apprenticeship.  

This unique opportunity offers students the chance to learn and earn with one of the most recognisable companies in the world.  L’Oréal spans across 5 continents, in 130 countries and owns 32 international brands including Maybelline New York and Garnier. This two-year Degree Apprenticeship is designed to give student-apprentices the experience of working for a global company, whilst studying for an Honours Degree at the same time.  

Ten bright and ambitious students will be chosen to complete this new and exciting Degree Apprenticeship and they'll also help contribute to the success of L’Oréal. Based at their London HQ, in Hammersmith, participants will be able to fast track their degrees, by completing a two year Business Management Degree, they'll also graduate with Chartered Manager Status and build up their network of professional contacts at the same time.

Degree Apprenticeships are a growing and developing part of Higher Education and focus of the future at Pearson Business School. The L’Oréal Degree Apprenticeship expands on the hugely successful portfolio of Degree Apprenticeships delivered by Pearson Business School, including the Rotational Degree Apprenticeship, BBC Degree Apprenticeship and the Pearson Degree Apprenticeship.

Alex Bennett, Graduate Talent Manager, L’Oréal UK said:

“Our people are key to what makes L’Oréal the best in its industry. Introducing a Degree Apprentice Programme to our Junior Talent offering will enable us to continue to recruit and develop innovative, proactive, and passionate people, whilst supporting them through their educational goals. Partnering with Pearson College London allows us to adapt our strategy to the changing nature of the higher education market, whilst achieving our diversity and inclusion goals; a key part of L’Oréal’s global commitments.”  

Tuition fees will be paid for by L’Oréal and student-apprentices will be paid at least £17,000 per annum, with time off for study.  They’ll also graduate debt-free, as their fees will be covered. 

The course is open for applications, from July 20th 2017.

Pearson Business School is part of Pearson College London – the UK’s first higher education institution to be founded by a FTSE 100 company. 

Applications for the L’Oreal Degree Apprenticeship programme will close on Monday 16th October 2017.

For all media enquiries contact:

Helen Morgan
Head of Communications and Content
E: helen.morgan@pearson.com

Notes for editors:

Pearson Business School
A university education, powered by industry experience.

We're transforming higher education. As a FTSE 100 company, immersed in industry, we do things differently. Industry engagement is at the core of everything that we do, and it’s what sets us apart.

We offer all full-time degree students guaranteed internships*, so they gain experience during their studies. Our degree apprentices also get to work within a company throughout their studies, so they gain valuable experience, learning on the job. We help our students to build their own professional networks; they’re taught by well-connected industry experts, and they get to make contacts at industry workshops led by some of the world’s most reputable organisations.  We work with industry giants from Unilever, L’Oreal, and Sony Pictures, to WPP, Lloyds of London and IBM. Alongside their academic studies, it’s the experiences like these that help our students to develop the knowledge and skills they’ll need to succeed, as well as inspire them, so they have the drive and ambition to get ahead.

Our students are enterprising and entrepreneurial. They get to work with our in-house business incubator The Access Platform, and many have set up their own companies too, like Kickpush and Yaantu and even social enterprises like Once Upon a Doug.

Our alumni have gone on to work for brands such as Nestlé, Sainsbury’s, Microsoft, Dyson, Not on the High Street, the BBC, Snapchat, Wincanton and General Mills.

Industry engagement drives us; it’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. And it is what will take us, and our students, into the future.

*subject to academic performance