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Benefits of being a degree apprentice

  • a cost-free degree with tuition fees paid by the employer and the government
  • a fast track to a great career and earning potential
  • a recognised qualification
  • a salary
  • work-based skills prized by employers
  • support and investment from an employer

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Combining academic work with practical on-the-job experiences gives the learner the best of both worlds. Plus, as a Teesside University apprentice, they have access to all our campus facilities, including a 24/7 library and online learning resources, student support, sport and wellbeing services, careers advice, gym and complementary therapies, and a fantastic Students' Union.

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Entry requirements

Each apprenticeship programme has course-specific entry requirements, details of which can be found on course pages.

In addition, the government requires that all higher and degree apprentices demonstrate evidence of English and maths qualifications at Level 2 (i.e., GCSEs at Grades 9-4 or A*-C, or equivalent) or above.

To study an apprenticeship at Teesside University, we require applicants to achieve these qualifications before starting their programme to give learners the best experience and chance of success.

Employers will be asked to ensure that applicants can provide evidence of these qualifications as part of the recruitment process.

English and maths requirements

Find a vacancy / employer

To enrol on a degree apprenticeship, you need to secure a vacancy - look on employers' websites,
or use the national apprenticeship search tool.


To be accepted onto an apprenticeship course you must have support from your employer, and also meet the course entry requirements.

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Case studies

Andrea Butera

Andrea Butera

'It has allowed me to have access to an array of resources that were previously unavailable to me. '

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Andy Barras

Andy Barras

‘This programme has given me the chance to develop my skills and enhance my career prospects’

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Chloe Okeefe

Chloe Okeefe

‘The degree apprenticeship was a perfect fit for me’

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Daniel Crow

Daniel Crow

‘I feel extremely honoured to have received the Transporter Bridge Award’

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Max Brindley

Max Brindley

‘I've absolutely loved being an apprentice with Waterman Aspen’

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Claire McLaren

Claire McLaren

‘As the strapline says, challenge your thinking, it has certainly challenged mine’

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Careers and employability

Our award-winning careers and employability team are always on hand to support you on your career path. See how they can help.

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Occupational maps

Occupational maps are a simple way of showing the relationships that exist between education, qualifications, apprenticeships and occupations in England. They help people to find their way through the careers and training landscape more easily.

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Get in touch

Complete our short online form for more information about any of our programmes or to find out how we can work with your organisation to develop your employees.

Please note, we can only respond to enquiries from employers, or individuals with agreement from their employer to undertake an apprenticeship.

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