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National Apprenticeships Week (5th-11th February) is the chance for us to raise the profile and celebrate this method of studying. An apprenticeship provides the opportunity to work within a job role while studying at the same time. At the University of Chester, we offer a range of higher and degree apprenticeships which are designed to teach you the required knowledge, skills and behaviours to excel within your chosen career pathway..

As an employer, how can an apprenticeship benefit you?

Apprenticeships are a cost effective method to address any skills whilst progressing and bringing the latest industry knowledge into the business with immediate impact.

Addressing these gaps can lead to greater work satisfaction, improving staff morale where staff feel valued and invested in.

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As an employee, how can an apprenticeship benefit you?

The University ensures that you are supported every step of the way, academically and pastorally. The University will provide a Learner Mentor who will conduct regular meetings to ensure you are getting the correct support. You will also have a dedicated faculty and a Personal Academic Tutor for support with the completion of your qualification. Achieving an apprenticeship gives you the qualification, but also the knowledge that you can apply the skills in the workplace. This type of qualification develops your competence, confidence and resilience for your career and progression.

If you would like further information on apprenticeships, you will have the opportunity to ask questions at our Introduction to Apprenticeships webinar on Wednesday 7th February 2024 at 11am.

The webinar will be hosted by our Head of Apprenticeships, Karen Rees.

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If you have any questions or would like to enquire about our available programmes, please email:

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Apprenticeships Myth-Busting

Apprenticeship Case Studies

“I feel more confident in certain areas of work and I am able to support my ideas with theoretical knowledge.” Read more

Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship

"Since starting the CMDA I have changed jobs four times. This may seem a lot, but I like to take opportunities as they present. I also enjoy the prospect of challenging myself and learning new things, so alongside the degree I would say I've definitely grown a lot." Read more

Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship

“The knowledge I have gained from start to finish within the apprenticeship has aided me into becoming a critical thinker which is a crucial skill as a front-line police officer.” Read more

Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship

"Having never attended university before, I was apprehensive about starting a social work degree as I did not know what to expect or what would be expected of me. However, upon joining Chester University, I felt instantly at ease." Read more

Social Worker Degree Apprentice

"The apprenticeship has been really, really useful. Every module has had relevance to my work, has helped me progress in my work and the final dissertation was a major undertaking which will hopefully underpin some big changes." Watch video

Senior Leaders Masters' Degree Apprenticeship

"I’ve recently been promoted and I think a lot of that was down to the applied stuff that I was learning through the modules, and subsequently the dissertation work that I was doing." Watch video

Senior Leaders Masters' Degree Apprenticeship

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“Every assignment I do for each module is based around a topic in work, so each project I can then utilise in the workplace”.