Higher & Degree Apprenticeships
Higher and Degree apprenticeships lead to professional qualifications at Level 4/5 or a full university degree and you can achieve these without having to pay for tuition fees. This apprenticeship is a serious commitment; you have responsibilities as an employee and as a student, managing your workload and studies. Therefore, companies are careful to recruit applicants with the aptitude to do well in both.
At Westminster Kingsway College, we support students through the application process and help to access opportunities to strengthen applications- this could be attending a mock assessment centre or visiting employers to improve commercial awareness.
To find out about this support, see the Degree Apprenticeship Programme section of our Career Development Programmes page.
Employers are usually looking for GCSE grades 5 and above as well as a Level 3 qualification, such as A Levels or BTEC Extended Diploma.
They are also looking for personal qualities and skills: teamwork, interpersonal, enthusiasm, motivation, attention to detail, logical thinking and initiative, and a genuine interest to learn about the business.
Make sure to check individual vacancies for specific entry requirements.
How to apply and application process
Typically, applicants will go through a selection process which could include:
a phone or online interview
How to find higher and degree apprenticeships
Visit websites of companies and search the careers/job pages for vacancies
Look at the websites listed below and filter for 'Higher' or 'Degree' apprenticeships
Register with the National Apprenticeships website: gov.uk
You can also find degree apprenticeships here:
UCAS (yes, they also advertise degree apprenticeships!)
Unifrog can make things easier....
The Unifrog digital platform is a great way to search for and shortlist Higher and Degree apprenticeships; use this to research, narrow down what you want to apply for and link to the online applications.
Further information on Degree Apprenticeships
If you would like to discuss Higher and Degree Apprenticeships, speak with your personal tutor or an adviser from the Careers and Employability team.
camden.gov.uk vacancies those living in the London borough of Camden
Industry specific websites
Creative Pioneers advertising, design, creative media, digital and more
screenskills.com creative apprenticeships
Big Creative Education Apprenticeships events, media, music and digital marketing
DiVA Apprenticeships digital and media
QA IT, software/web development, business, digital marketing, project management, cyber security apprenticeships.
3aaa computing, IT, software as well as business admin and more.
Arch Apprentices tech apprenticeship provider who works with big name employers.
Just IT information technology sector
Parenta Early years and childcare
Connect2Care care workers, care supervisors and managers
Future LDN Business administration apprenticeships with a range of role
Step Ahead public and private sector including: retail, visitor attractions, healthcare, education, local government and not for profit organisations
K-10 provide constuction apprenticeships working with various firms
King's Cross Construction construction apprenticeships available to Camden and Islington residents