Degree apprentice graduate here:
1.Is the salary for a degree apprenticeship lower than a new graduate from a russel group uni by a lot?
I wish this was taught at school… you don’t stay at your graduate salary for the rest of your life. Your wage increases to reflect your performance and cost of living / inflation. This is personal to your own performance and employer preferences. A degree apprentice won’t be paid a graduate salary until they’ve graduated, but a full time uni student won’t be paid at all until they’ve graduated.
Also, Russell means nothing unless you plan on doing at least a Masters degree and do research. You’re unlikely to be involved with any worthwhile equipment or projects in a bachelors.
2.Is a degree apprenticeship certification worth the same as a uni degree?
If the apprenticeship says you’re studying a bachelors degree, it’s the equivalent to full time. Mine was a BEng (Hons) and certified by the IMechE.
3.Can I get into better fields with an apprenticeship instead of a uni degree like investment banking (I do accounting and finance degree right now)4.If I do a degree apprenticeship in accounting/similarcould I then get into fields like business consultinglater in life (random example)
It depends on what employers there are. If you aspire to go uni full time to get your dream job at Google, wouldn’t it make more sense to be trained at Google on a sponsored degree instead?
Regardless. You’d have the same application opportunities as a full time graduate with the same degree, but with actual work experience and proven competence.