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Train high-calibre graduates for business needs
Degree apprenticeships are the fastest-growing route to attracting top talent into business. They attract high calibre candidates who gain all the benefits of on-the-job learning and a fee-free Honours degree.
Designed by leading employers, the Tech Partnership accredits digital degree apprenticeships to equip degree apprentices to work in a wide range of graduate-level tech roles, including cyber security analyst, data analyst, business analyst, network engineer, software engineer and more.
Degree Apprenticeships quick facts
Why employers are embracing degree apprenticeships
Employers including Accenture, BT, Ford, Goldman Sachs, GSK, IBM, John Lewis, Lloyds Bank and Virgin Media are choosing digital degree apprenticeships to attract and retain top digital talent. Here are a few reasons why:
Attract new talent: by the prospects of working for a prestigious company, earning a salary and gaining a degree with no loan to repay.
Energise existing teams: employers report that their degree apprentices are highly motivated, enthusiastic members of staff who quickly develop skills and have an energising impact on the colleagues they work with.
Increase staff retention: apprentices are more loyal than other types of employee. In a recent survey of businesses, 56% said apprentices stay in the business longer than other recruits.
Apprenticeship levy returns: degree apprenticeships are an ideal way for levy-paying employers to spend their entitlement – especially if your company has traditionally recruited at graduate level for digital roles
Degree apprenticeships are offerd BSc and MSc levels. Discover more on each:
Degree Apprenticeships are a new government and industry-backed initiative offering debt-free digital degree qualifications alongside on-the-job training.Read more
Currently the highest level apprenticeship, Masters apprentices can bring solid academic expertise to a business while they study for a Masters degree in a range of tech subjects.Read more