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Information for apprentices

Degree apprenticeships offer you the chance to combine a job with a programme of academic study that awards a bachelor's or master's-level qualification. And all whilst earning a salary.

As an apprentice, you'll undertake on and off-the-job learning to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours relevant to your job. 

If you're employed in a relevant job role and interested in undertaking a degree apprenticeship, speak to your employer in the first instance. If you're not employed, you can apply for a job that's advertised as a degree apprenticeship, or join our mailing list to be notified of vacancies with our partner employers.

 Our degree apprenticeship programmes 

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Advanced Clinical Practitioner Level 7

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Architect Level 7

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Data Scientist Level 6

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Electro-mechanical Engineer Level 6

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Enhanced Clinical Practitioner



Basic eligibility requirements

To be eligible for a degree apprenticeship, you must be:

  • employed in a relevant job role and work at least 50% of your time in England
  • over 16 and a UK national or a citizen of a EEA country.
  • a non-EEA citizen legally resident in the UK for at least the previous three years before the start of the apprenticeship and have the right to work and study in England.
  • qualified at Level 2 (equivalent to grades 4-9 at GCSE) or above in English and Maths. 

There will be additional academic entry requirements specific to each programme.


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Useful links for apprentices

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Guidance on becoming an apprentice

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Degree apprenticeship vacancies

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“Exposure to a real workplace gives a much greater appreciation of how my studies can shape my future career.” 
Ellie Ancliffe, Laboratory Scientist Apprentice


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Why choose Nottingham?

By partnering with an institution celebrated for its academic excellence, pioneering research, employability and world-leading campuses and facilities, your business will be able to attract, retain and develop top talent. 

  • We are proud to be a top 20 university in the UK
    (QS World University Rankings 2025 and The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024)

  • We were ranked 7th in the UK for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework (2021) according to analysis by Times Higher Education.

Resources for current apprentices

Career support 

Looking for support to progress as a professional in your career? Take a look at our online portal, designed to be your career and personal development one-stop-shop - it's here to support your future aspirations and professional development. 





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