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Information for Apprentices

An Apprenticeship is a job with training and development. It is a way to earn an income whilst gaining a higher or degree qualification. Best of all, there are no university debts: you will have been earning for the duration of your apprenticeship. 

How it works

Apprentices can be current or new employees to an organisation and you will have the same rights as an employee. You would spend most of your week at work (80%) and access the University of Leicester of your studies (minimum 20%) for your degree.  

With mentorship and support from your employer and the University of Leicester, you will have access to a fantastic learner journey throughout your apprenticeship.  

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education is the government body working with employers and training providers to ensure apprenticeship standards.  

Benefits of studying for an apprenticeship

  • Earn a salary – Apprenticeships are a job so you will earn an income throughout your apprenticeship.
  • Gain a higher education qualification – Embedded within the apprenticeship will be a University of Leicester degree
  • Learn new skills and knowledge – Apprenticeships are designed to develop new skills directly related to your job and your requirements.  
  • Debt-free degree – The tuition fees are paid for by your employer through the levy. This means you will graduate without any student debt.
  • Gain industry experience – As you learn ‘on and off the job’ you will gain experience working and studying for a degree apprenticeship.  
  • Accreditation – Many degree apprenticeships are linked to professional accreditation bodies and offer accreditation as part of the degree.

Available apprenticeships 

More apprenticeships will be added here as they are confirmed.

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