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Degree apprenticeships

Developing future-ready talent

We’re proud to be one of the UK’s leading providers of degree apprenticeships, working in partnership with professional bodies and some of the biggest names in industry and public services.

Here at ARU we understand evolving workforces and the skills shortages impacting organisational performance today. We recognise the fantastic opportunities that degree apprenticeships offer to aspiring apprentices from diverse backgrounds.

Degree apprenticeships are an alternative work-based route to degree education. They're a collaboration between employers, apprentices, and our University – and the benefits of these transformational education programmes are clear.

Why choose a degree apprenticeship?

We currently work with over 850 regional and national employers to offer a wide range of future relevant degree level programmes that have been designed to meet the needs of today’s employers and provide exciting career development opportunities for over 6,000 apprentices.

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Simply click through to the information most relevant to you. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at [email protected].

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I'm an aspiring apprentice

Explore a work-based route to degree education with ARU’s partner employers. Whether you are embarking on an exciting new career, or developing your skills and future potential with your current employer, seize the opportunity to earn while you learn!

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I'm an employer

Explore how degree apprenticeships can bring talent, skills, ideas, and enthusiasm to your organisation by attracting high calibre apprentices, as well as developing existing staff.

Degree Apprenticeships for employers
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We’re the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2023. We're proud to be recognised for the difference we make in our region, the impact of our world-leading research, our innovative education provision, and our commitment to health and wellbeing.

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Who we're working with

Here are some examples of some of the fantastic organisations we’re partnering with to provide degree and Masters level apprenticeships.

Want to talk to someone?

If you’d like to discuss any aspect of degree apprenticeships, then our designated team of experts would be delighted to hear from you.