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"“It’s a superb opportunity for me. I'm busy but really happy to be learning in both the University and workplace environment. The principles I get from my University studies are reinforced with real-life experience at Unilever, where I work closely with process development engineers, R&D scientists and pilot plant technicians.”"

— Micheal Leary

Those eager to land their dream job sooner rather than later can skip the traditional route to University and gain first-hand experience of working life through one of our apprenticeships.

Employers are always on the lookout for graduates with on-the-job experience. You could get yours and a degree, with an apprenticeship at the University of Chester.

Collaborate with Industry Leaders

Each apprenticeship is carefully co-designed with the region’s top employers. This ensures that you gain the practical, industry-specific skills, knowledge and experience you need to get your foot in the door, and one step closer to your chosen career.

Benefits of Degree Apprenticeships

  • Apprentices are employed and paid a wage throughout the course.
  • Apprentices will gain a head start in their chosen profession.
  • Apprentices will gain a full degree - bachelor's or master's - without needing to pay student fees.
  • They will allow apprentices to acquire the graduate/postgraduate levels skills they need.

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Flexible Study

What’s more, apprentices can also benefit from flexible study, to suit both you and your employer. This can be through distance learning, blended learning, block mode learning or other methods.

Successful graduates leave the University with a degree, years of relevant work experience and the valuable connections needed to progress in their chosen specialist sector.

Why Choose Chester?

Our courses are co-designed with employers to ensure that apprentice graduates gain the skills they need to thrive in a competitive industry. We provide you with a dedicated team of tutors and support staff offering pastoral care throughout your apprenticeship.

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