University of Gloucestershire – not just a pretty place.

We have three cutting-edge campuses, set across the bustling centres of Cheltenham and Gloucester. Each has their own unique charm and state-of-the-art facilities, including our impressive Gloucestershire Business School, brand-new Sports Arena, Media Centre and high-tech labs.

We are an Ofsted rated Good university offering a range of higher and degree apprenticeships in accounting, leadership, business, marketing, cyber, engineering, education, nursing, social care, sport. Each area comes with its own community of ambitious and curious learners and expert lecturers (who are active professionals or renowned in their field). Together, we collaborate across courses, and in partnership with global businesses to achieve our goals and pioneer change.

We also collaborate with some incredible local businesses that are industry giants with global reputations, including GCHQ, Superdry, GE Aviation, Raytheon, Spirax-Sarco Engineering, SLG Beauty and Gullivers Sports Travel. These companies have not only helped design the apprenticeships we offer, but have also sent a number of learners on them as well, helping to upskill their own workforces.

Whether you’re a career entrant, or looking for career progression, a higher or degree apprenticeship is a great way to develop your professional skills and ‘earn while you learn’ without having to pay any student fees (as these are covered by the Government and the employer using the Apprenticeship Levy scheme).

Degree apprenticeships are typically aimed at employed, experienced professionals, as they provide specialist skills to allow learners to progress further within their field. However, University of Gloucestershire has just launched their new Early Careers Service, which aims to place apprentices who are new to the job market with employers who are offering a job together and with an apprenticeship. If you’re an apprentice looking for a new role, who would like to be added to our books, then get in touch with our team to find out how we can help.

If you are already in employment (working 30 hours a week or more) and you’re interested in doing an apprenticeship, then your first step is to speak to your employer about why an apprenticeship with University of Gloucestershire is a worthwhile investment (see our top tips about how to make a good case to your employer), and from there they would need to get in touch with our team so we can go through the application process.

Jessica’s story:

Jessica, Superdry employee and CMDA graduate who won the Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Financial and Business Services) award at the Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2019

“My experience at University of Gloucestershire has been great! It’s been really hard work, and I have learnt a lot about how to balance my work, university and social life, but it will definitely be worth it in the end. There is such a variety, and learning about different principles and areas that lie within a business will help me in my role and my future career.”

Sherrill’s story:

Sherrill, Gloucestershire County Council employee and recent Senior Leader graduate

“I decided to do the [Senior Leader] programme following a discussion with my employer about my longer term career aspirations. I felt not having a degree level qualification was hindering promotion opportunities available to me. Even after only being on the programme for a few months, I was already changing the way I thought about and evidenced my work. I also became a more confident leader and I am able to influence decision-making from an evidence base. I would say that this apprenticeship is a great way to achieve a qualification that is beneficial both to you and your employer.”

Talk to our team to find out more about apprenticeships at the University of Gloucestershire.


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