Why study an apprenticeship at Arden University?

Lifelong learning, job security and prosperity

Apprenticeships in England are work-based vocational development programmes designed to upskill or reskill employees at every level within UK business and service. They form a key part of many businesses’ workforce strategy, helping them provide an opportunity to develop their people and drive productivity and engagement. 

Although apprenticeships have traditionally provided structured routes into skilled work for young people entering the workplace, changes in government policy now mean apprenticeships are a structured route for the whole workforce to learn while they earn and to empower staff to unleash their potential. 

This means that apprenticeship courses provide access to professional career pathways for young people entering the workplace, those mid-career, and career switchers. No matter who you are or where you are currently in your career, apprenticeships can facilitate continuous career progression. Getting a degree and other professional qualifications while working is fantastic for social mobility and breaking the glass ceiling.

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Before you can apply to join any of our apprenticeship programmes, you need to have approval from your employer and line manager. We therefore recommend that you disucss this opportunity with your line manager firts and link in with your Aprentice Lead to understand the internal application process.


To start an apprenticeship with Arden University, you must:

  • Be aged 18 over (no upper age limit)
  • Be a UK/EU/EAA resident for at least three years prior to starting the apprenticeship.
  • Have the right to work in England and spend at least 50% of your working hours in England for the duration of your apprenticeship.


Employed in the right role

  • You must be employed on a permanent or fixed term contract, for the full duration of the apprenticship, and have the approval from your employer. 
  • You must work in a role that exposes you to the apprenticeship standard KSB's - Knolwegde, Skills & Behaviours, where you can demonstrate substantial new learning to be able to excel and apply this to your role and workplace.


English and maths requirements

  • It is a condition of apprenticeship funding, at any level, that all applications are able to evidence GCSE (or equivalent) English and Maths passes at grade A*-C/9-4 or
  • Commit to completing Functional Skills Level 2 in English or Maths or both if required, in addition to the apprenticeship programme. Arden University will provide this at no additional cost to you as an apprentice.

What are the benefits of a degree apprenticeship?

Who are Arden University?

Arden University is dedicated to addressing the challenges faced by today’s organisations to equip our students and their employers with the the skills they need to excel in the workplace. With 28,000+ students from 150+ countries currently enrolled on our degree programmes, our mission is to democratise learning, empowering you to take your career development to new heights and achieve the success you deserve.

Our apprenticeships team will work with you to identify your exisiting skills needs to ensure that you are equipped to excel in today's competitive environment and can adapt to upcoming challenges.

By continuously updating our degree programmes to reflect industry trends and developments, we help you increase your value to you employer and develop into and outstanding manager and leader. That’s one of the reasons we were awarded the title of Vocational Higher Education Provider of the Year in 2023’s Education Investor awards, and were named the United Kingdon’s fastest growing university in 2022.*

Join Arden University in redefining your impact on your business to shape a better future.

*HESA data Spring 2022 based on undergraduate enrolments

Why apprenticeships at Arden?

A responsive and flexible university

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Trusted by leading employers

We are trusted by 200+ organisations to deliver levy funded degree apprenticeships.


We are accredited by and partner with leading professional bodies

Achieving industry recognised qualifications and accreditations alongside a higher education qualification further increases the future employability of our apprentices.



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We offer two start dates for all of our apprenticeship programmes annually, 1st May and 1st November.


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E: degreeapprenticeships@arden.ac.uk
T: 0800 268 7737 and choose option for apprenticeships team