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UWE Bristol - Discovering Higher and Degree Apprenticeships 2024


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Welcome Everyone

• Are you considering your next steps after school or college?
• Have you already applied and want to find out more information about what's next?

Join us on a journey through the exciting world of Higher and Degree Apprenticeships with UWE Bristol.

In this thread, we'll be diving deep into the realm of apprenticeships, exploring how they blend academic learning with real-world experience to create unique pathways to success.

If you have questions on exploring your options when it comes to alternative pathways to your dream career, applying to a higher or degree apprenticeship and what that involves or anything at all...

They're here to help!

Post your questions below and one of UWE Bristol's trained advisors will be there to help answer.

We're also inviting you to join us on the 9 April, 4.30 pm - 6.30 pm for a LIVE Q&A session with the Higher and Degree Apprenticeships team at UWE Bristol, who will be online answering all of your queries, in real-time!

We can't wait to chat with you!

Did you know UWE Bristol?

• UWE were voted TOP 20 for best apprenticeship provider by RateMyApprenticeship.com
• They have an Ofsted rating of GOOD for apprenticeships

To find out more, visit UWE Bristol Higher and Degree Apprenticeships pages here

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Hi everyone :h:

Just quote listing anyone in here who has recently posted in the Apprenticeships and Degree Apprenticeships forum, if you have any questions on anything to do with Higher and Degree Apprenticeships, even if you have already applied, please post them in here!

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What is the world of work like, how do you learn to do a brand new job you've never considered or learnt before?
can i do a degree apprenticeship part time and are there any degree apprenticeships in a animation course?
Thank you for your messages so far.
Just to let you know we will be answering these from Monday 8th April 2024 with our live Q&A session taking place on Tuesday 9th April from 4:30pm.
We look forward to answeing your questions then 🤗
Original post by TulipStars
can i do a degree apprenticeship part time and are there any degree apprenticeships in a animation course?

Hi. Thank you for your message @TulipStars 🙂
For you to complete an apprenticeship, you must be employed for at least 30 hours per week, in a job role of the apprenticeship you wish to undertake. As part of your working hours, you will then attend University 1 day per week to complete the degree element of the apprenticeship.University of the West of England does not offer apprenticeships in Animation, however, you could explore other universities to see if they offer this as an option.
If you have any extra questions, then please get back in touch with us this week. 🙂
So i received 3 degree apprenticeship offers all in digital and technology solutions and I need help deciding which one to pick. I have already ruled out one since it's a small company and bad pay. The other 2 are with GSK and Thales. GSK pays more, is closer to home and has better benefits. The course is also 3 years compared to Thales which is 4 so is that better or worse? Thales is in manchester, the pay is still pretty good and the entry requirements are lower. Which one do you think i should go for. Thanks
I'm considering a degree apprenticeship over normal uni choice. What do you think are the main things I need to consider as the decision feels huge and a bit of a risk
Hi there :smile:

Just a reminder, there will be a LIVE Q&A session taking place TODAY from 4.30 pm - 6.30 pm, where you can have your questions answered in real-time by one of the team at UWE Bristol :congrats:

You are of course welcome to post questions at any time, and someone will get back to you (if you're unable to make it then)

Can't wait to chat!

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Hello, I'm interested in the Occupational Therapist apprenticeship- it states on the main page, if you "work in health and social care services" I work in a specialist SEN school with a therapy department (alongside a team of speech and language therapists and occupational therapists), do you think this would fit the criteria for the type of employer? Many thanks :smile:
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Original post by UWE Official Rep
Hi. Thank you for your message @TulipStars 🙂
For you to complete an apprenticeship, you must be employed for at least 30 hours per week, in a job role of the apprenticeship you wish to undertake. As part of your working hours, you will then attend University 1 day per week to complete the degree element of the apprenticeship.University of the West of England does not offer apprenticeships in Animation, however, you could explore other universities to see if they offer this as an option.
If you have any extra questions, then please get back in touch with us this week. 🙂

Thank you, do you offer student accommodation for degree apprenticeships?
Does UWE still offer support and extra help if a student struggles on modules for their apprenticeship virtually or in person?
Original post by eben_1025
So i received 3 degree apprenticeship offers all in digital and technology solutions and I need help deciding which one to pick. I have already ruled out one since it's a small company and bad pay. The other 2 are with GSK and Thales. GSK pays more, is closer to home and has better benefits. The course is also 3 years compared to Thales which is 4 so is that better or worse? Thales is in manchester, the pay is still pretty good and the entry requirements are lower. Which one do you think i should go for. Thanks

Hi @eben_1025
Well done on your 3 apprenticeship offers - a great choice to make!

We cant give you a decision but we can provide advice on what to think about when making your choice.
Think about what are the most important factors for you and your apprenticeship. Is it the course itself (the modules, the staff), does the location and city matter more for you? or the wages you will recieve through the apprenticeship?

I would guide your decision through this, and maybe think to yourself 'where do i see myself in the future' and which of your apprenticehsip offers will get you there.

Hope that has helped, and we wish you the best of luck in whichever apprenticeship offer you decide to take.

Sandi - University of the West of England
Original post by TulipStars
Thank you, do you offer student accommodation for degree apprenticeships?

Hi. No we do not offer student accommodation for students on a degree apprenticeship.
If you were looking at relocating for an apprenticeship, you could look at the option of shared housing in the area with other part time / full time students.

Sandi - University of the West of England.
Original post by spitfire308
Does UWE still offer support and extra help if a student struggles on modules for their apprenticeship virtually or in person?

Hi @spitfire308 Thank you for your question.
Yes, UWE are able to offer all different types of different support and advice if you are struggling on modules for your apprenticeship.
As part of your apprenticeship you will meet regularly with your appprenticeship training coordinator which will complete reviews and see how everything is going at work & university and put additional support measures in place if required. You will also have support from your Academic Personal Tutor (APT) and each apprenticeship has a programme leader which you can go to for advice.
UWE also has a huge range of support services you can access when you are a student / apprentice here. Click here for more information on these services.
I hope that helps
Sandi - University of the West of England.
Original post by kasig195
So I got University of Nottingham computer science with artificial intelligence and a year in industry and also a PWC tech degree apprenticeship in University of Birmingham. Which one allows me to develop my career, network etc? I am interested in artificial intelligence as well so hence why I’m considering Notts

Hi @kasig195 Well done on your two offers.
This is a tricky one as I do not know about these programmes. Can I suggest you go back to the Universities with the offers, and the employer which has offered you the apprenticeship. Your potential employer could answer questions of where they see the job going, and how it may evolve overtime and hopefully this will aid your decision.

Best of luck with it.

Sandi - University of the West of England
Original post by Nibblet27
I'm considering a degree apprenticeship over normal uni choice. What do you think are the main things I need to consider as the decision feels huge and a bit of a risk

Hi @Nibblet27 Thank you for your question. There are a few factors to think about when considering your options:

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Qualifications - You will achieve the same qualification, however, as part of the apprenticeship, this will take longer as you will be working at the same time. You will however, gain extra knowledge, skills and behaviours as part of the apprenticeship which will be directly relavant to your apprenticeship. You will also be gaining work experience at the same time.

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Finance - Apprenticeships are funded by the government / the employer (depending on the size of the employer) so there is no financial cost to you. If you were to study a full time / part time course, you would be responsible for funding the course.

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Lifestyle - As an apprentice, you will be working full time, attending University and then making time for study. Think about your social time and how this would fit in with both an apprenticeship and PT/FT course.

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Earning potential - Starting an apprenticeship will mean you will be earning a salary from day 1, where if you are a PT/FT student you will need to find your own job which fits around your study.

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Location - Where will your employer / University be based? Are you happy to travel daily / do you wish to relocate / is there a City you wish to live in?


I hope you have found this useful - if you have any other questions then please get back in touch with us.

Sandi - University of the West of England
Original post by FernyO
Hello, I'm interested in the Occupational Therapist apprenticeship- it states on the main page, if you "work in health and social care services" I work in a specialist SEN school with a therapy department (alongside a team of speech and language therapists and occupational therapists), do you think this would fit the criteria for the type of employer? Many thanks :smile:

Hi @FernyO
Yes - We have apprentices on our OT apprenticeship programme from that environment so not an issue.
If you would like more information, or would like us to speak with your employer, please send us a message at [email protected] and we will get it touch 🙂

Sandi - University of the West of England

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