Become a Degree Apprentice

The following steps outline the process of becoming a Degree Apprentice with LJMU.

Find an opportunity

If you aren’t already employed by a company that is willing to sponsor you through an apprenticeship, you’ll need to find one. You can approach an employer yourself to find out whether they would be interested in offering Degree Apprenticeships and ask them to contact LJMU.

Apply for the role and ensure you meet the course requirements

Just like any other job application, you’ll go through a recruitment process with the employer. You’ll also need to meet the entry requirements to attend Liverpool John Moores University just like any other student. To do this find your course and make sure you meet the requirements of the particular course associated with your Degree Apprenticeship.

Apply for your course

To apply for a Degree Apprenticeship course complete the online application form.

Once you have applied, you are required to complete and return a skills scan document that is automatically sent to you upon receipt of your application. The skills scan enables the programme team to carry out an initial assessment of the knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs) that you have acquired through your previous experience and study.

Following consideration of your skills scan, you and your employer contact will be invited to attend a meeting with the Programme Leader to further discuss the requirements of the apprenticeship, including the KSBs set out within the applicable Apprenticeship Standard.

If your application is successful, you’ll enter into an employment/apprenticeship contract with your employer which will set out the obligations of all parties involved in the apprenticeship.

Start working and learning

From day one you’ll be working towards getting your degree and all the while gaining valuable experience and earning a wage. You’ll continue working with your employer throughout the apprenticeship and there’s a good chance you’ll be asked to stay on after the apprenticeship.

Get in touch with us

You can get in touch with us to find out more and to register your interest for a Degree Apprenticeship.