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Degree apprenticeships


The University of Manchester is committed to working with employers to deliver high quality apprenticeships for their employees to increase productivity and skills knowledge. This Apprenticeship Framework has been developed to provide guidance to members of University of Manchester staff who may be considering setting up a degree apprenticeship. 

A Degree Apprenticeship allows employees to study towards an undergraduate or postgraduate degree as part of their apprenticeship and offers them the opportunity to develop the key skills, qualifications and experience required to further develop their careers.  The apprentice works for an employer, but spends at least 20 per cent of their time in study or training with an apprenticeship training provider. On completion, employees/students gain an undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

Why a Degree Apprenticeship?

Degree Apprenticeships help employers attract and retain high-calibre employees and graduates offering life-long learning to develop the skills and attributes needed for their organisation. The University can support employers to find the right programme and apprentices are taught by academics who are specialists in their field in a teaching through research environment.  Schools should refer to the University Policy, Procedure and Guidance for Degree and Higher Apprenticeship Programmes when considering developing a degree apprenticeship

Further details about the various policies and guidance around Degree Apprenticeships can be found on the left hand side of this page.

For more information about Degree Apprenticeships, contact