A Degree Apprenticeship in Digital and Technology Solutions at Queen Mary University of London offers you an alternative pathway to entering the digital or technology sector.
As a degree apprentice at QMUL, you would study part-time at a Russell Group University, whilst also working for organisations that include Goldman Sachs, GSK, John Lewis and IBM.
You will be studying towards a BSc Digital & Technology Solutions degree over a four year period, combining campus-based and work-based learning. The programme offers you an opportunity to study while earning, with degree apprentices being on a typical starting salary of between £12,000 and £18,000 and graduating with four years of work experience.
In order to become a degree apprentice, you need to apply to an employer that is offering degree apprenticeship roles. QMUL current partner employers inlcude: ARUP, Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs, BBC, Broadridge, Experian, GSK, Global, Goji Investments, IBM, John Lewis, KPMG, Memiah, Sapphire, Xantura.
We are also discussing Digital Technology Solutions Apprenticeships opportunities with a number of other employers.
New opportunities will be listed on the course finder pages as they become available.
You will attend campus two days per week during term-time for lectures and laboratory sessions, and spend the remaining three days with your employer. During the summer months you spend the full working week with your employer.
You must apply for the degree apprenticeship through the National Apprenticeship Service or directly with an employer, you cannot apply directly through QMUL, any other university or via UCAS.
See our list of current vacanices for links to the application forms.
The degree apprenticeship is focused on job roles; we currently offer 1 pathway that you could follow as part of your degree. This pathway is identified by the employer and this may help you to decide which employer you may wish to apply for. For this pathway there are core subjects you will study and work with as part of your degree apprenticeship.
Find out more about this pathway and the subjects offered:
To gain a place as a degree apprentice, you must apply to an employer in response to a vacancy that they advertise. Currently, this is NOT done through UCAS (though applicants may apply for other University courses at the same time). Each employer has their own recruitment process; it is likely to include one or more interviews.
In addition, QMUL and the employer agree on academic entry requirements. These are similar to the academic standard required for entry to our normal degrees for which we accept most qualifications:
We also require GCSE Maths grade B or above. Further details are given on the entry requirements page.
For mature applicants with relevant employment experience, the academic entry requirements may be reduced.
Our four degree apprentices at Goldman Sachs talk about their experience so far:
Below you can read about apprentices with IBM, how they ended up on the degree apprenticeship programme and how they split their time between work and university.
Hi, my name’s Tom Sherlock, and I’m one of four IBM Degree Apprentices, in partnership with QMUL. This means I work for IBM three days a week, and study for a BSc in Digital and Technical Solutions at QMUL the other two. Read more>
Degree apprenticeships are becoming a more and more popular and appealing choice both to employers and to young people starting their career, and, to help decide if it’s for you and let you know what it’s all about, I’m here to share my experience. Read more>
I had always found the technology industry to be a daunting thing. It’s so vast and complex, and I didn’t think I’d have the right frame of mind to enter a business that is so cutting edge; that was me two years ago, at least. Read more>