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Higher Level and Degree Apprenticeships (A Level entry) - Employers

What are higher and degree apprenticeships?

Higher and degree apprenticeships usually ask for A level or equivalent qualifications.

These apprenticeships lead to a Higher Education qualification. This could be a Foundation Degree or Higher Education certificate/diploma (level 4 and 5), a Bachelor’s degree (level 6) or even a Master’s degree (level 7). It can also include professional qualifications relevant to the industry.

You will get paid a wage and your university fees are usually subsidised or even paid for in full.

You are likely to study part time and work part time for your employer. Apprenticeships take between 1 and 5 years to complete.

More and more employers, especially larger employers recruit for higher or degree apprentices. So, if you are interested in a particular company, find their website on a search engine and look for opportunities.

Below are some of the employers who offer higher or degree level apprenticeships:

Airbus

Includes:

  • Engineering
  • Higher Supply Chain Logistics
  • Commercial sponsored degrees

Arriva Trains Wales

Includes:

  • Engineering
  • Planning
  • Finance

Atkins

Includes:

  • Engineering

Atos

Includes:

  • IT Technical 
  • Business routes

Balfour Beatty

Includes:

  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction
  • Designer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Facilities Manager
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Power Engineer
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Railway Engineer

Bam Nuttal

Includes:

  • Apprentice Civil Engineer

Barclays

Includes:

  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Internal Audit
  • Leadership and Management
  • Relationship Management

BBC

Includes:

  • Software Engineering

BT

Includes:

  • Software
  • Cyber Security
  • Finance
  • Business Management

BTG Protherics UK Ltd

Includes:

  • Laboratory Technician

Capgemini

  • Digital and Technology Solutions

CGI

  • Sponsored degree programmes in Digital Technology Solutions

Civil Service

Includes:

  • Leadership and Management

Costain

Includes:

  • Accounts
  • Business Administration
  • Community Relations
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Land Surveyor
  • Planner
  • Project Controls
  • Quantity Surveyor

GoCompare

Includes:

  • Software Engineering

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Includes:

  • Nursing

Jaguar Land Rover

Includes:

  • Engineering and Commercial

John Lewis Partnership

Includes:

  • Retail Management

Laing O'Rourke

Includes:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Digital Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Building Services Engineering
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Construction Management
  • Human Capital
  • Procurement and Estimating
  • Planning
  • Business/Supply Chain Management
  • Manufacturing

Lloyds Banking Group

Includes:

  • Project Assistant Higher Apprenticeship

Marks and Spencer

Includes:

  • Management

Mazars

Includes:

  • Audit
  • Tax
  • Outsourcing

McDonalds

Includes:

  • Management

Nationwide

Includes:

  • Leadership Management
  • Finance

PWC

Includes:

  • Assurance
  • Tax
  • Management Consulting
  • Deals

Renishaw

Includes:

  • Software
  • Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineering

Rolls Royce

Includes:

  • Commercial
  • Digital and Technical Solutions
  • Engineering
  • Management Accountant
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Non-destructive Testing
  • Project Management
  • Materials Laboratories
  • Supply Chain Management

Royal Mail

Includes:

  • Project Management (London based)

Sainsburys

Includes:

  • Software Development (London based)

Santander

Includes:

  • Digital and Technology

Sinclairslaw

Includes:

  • Legal

Slater and Gordon

Includes:

  • Legal

Tarmac

Includes:

  • Operations Management
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Commercial Higher Apprenticeships

Tesco

Includes:

  • Commercial
  • Technology
  • Buying and Merchandising
  • Trainee Manager

Unilever

Includes:

  • Engineering

Vinci

Includes:

  • Estimating and Tendering
  • Contract/Project Planning
  • Quantity Surveying and Financial Management
  • Site Organisation and Management

Western Power Distribution

Includes:

  • Trainee Engineer

Find more higher and degree apprenticeships at UCAS.

To find more employers who offer apprenticeships, or to look for smaller companies who recruit also try:

Most of these apprenticeship opportunities are supported by Welsh Government.

(Please note: All weblinks were correct at 24/04/2019. Employers may change weblinks at any time.)