, great question. For me I think that a degree apprenticeship really is the best of both worlds as you work full time but also get a degree along side it. So far the benefits I've found are that you get a degree without getting into student debt, and the degree is indistinguishable from a degree that a 'normal' student would get.
Also you get 4 years of really good experience so by the time you finish your apprenticeship the people who will have just done 'normal uni' won't have much experience and whereas a degree apprentice will have the same degree but also will have worked in a company for four years and know how to behave and work in the world of world.
also I have found that a degree apprenticeship has given me a lot of experience in seeing how the 'real world' works but I still have the relative security of doing an apprenticeship so you aren't expected to know absolutely everything yet. but in the Apprenticeship so far I've been given so much responsibility, more than I expected I would as an apprentice so it helps you develop your experience further.
Also being paid a salary really helps you to be more money concious and helps you to begin saving up for the future and to spend money and do things with your friends.
I think one of the only down sides I have heard people mention to a degree apprenticeship is the lifestyle being different from the 'typical uni experience' but as an apprentice you still can go out with your friends and still move out and live with room mates and other apprentices and what a few apprentices I know including myself do is if you already have friends at uni or who plan to go to uni you can go to their uni for a weekend or take holiday from work and then still experience that uni life.
So I would definitely recommend a degree apprenticeship