University of Salford: Earn while you learn

A degree apprenticeship allows you to study at degree level while earning a salary and gaining practical, on-the-job skills, as University of Salford explains

This work-based route to a degree means you will be working alongside industry experts gaining vital experience to help you excel in your chosen career.

If you are looking for an alternative to traditional university study then a degree apprenticeship could be the perfect route for you. The government and your employer fund these apprenticeships so there are no tuition fees to worry about.

University of Salford currently covers a number of subject areas including business, engineering, health, construction and biomedicine, and plans to expand its delivery in the near future to include leadership, nursing and the digital sector, plus many more.

With no tuition fees, bags of work experience, a salary and a full bachelor’s degree upon completion, degree apprenticeships really do sell themselves. However, just in case you are still unsure, take a look what University of Salford’s current apprentices have to say about this alternative route to a degree:

“I would strongly advise anyone looking to work in the construction industry to do the degree apprenticeship route. Completing your degree in three years, having no tuition fees to worry about and working in a relevant role at the same time really does put you ahead of the game in terms of your career progression.” Jack Hook (pictured) is a trainee quantity surveyor at Met-Excel

“Learning outside of the classroom has to be the most important benefit. I would not have the knowledge or experience I have now if I had undertaken a traditional three-year full time degree. I am able to apply my learning to a real work environment, which is fantastic. I have gained a vast amount of experience within industry and not only that, but the industry side of things has actually helped me with my academic learning too. I really am having an amazing time on my degree apprenticeship and I would not change it for the world.” Danielle Gudojc is a trainee estimator at Morgan Sindall

“Leaving university with a minimum of three years of work experience is really valuable to employers looking for people with both theoretical knowledge and lab skills. At the end of the degree, I will be a Health and Care Professions Council-registered biomedical scientist, which means I am ready to practice as soon as I graduate. I chose the degree apprenticeship route because it means that I’m getting work-based experience at the same time as learning all the theory, it really helps put the information into context and understand my work more, so I’m benefiting on both sides!” Bethany Carr is an apprentice biomedical scientist at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

“I realised I could get my degree fully funded and earn a salary at the same time, which is a pretty good deal! I knew that the engineering industry I was keen to get into, really valued work experience and so when I came across the degree apprenticeship route, I knew it was for me. The experience you gain in the workplace is invaluable and will put you in a great position in terms of your future career.” Chris Kehoe is a trainee quantity surveyor at William Hare

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