You no longer have to choose between a degree or an apprenticeship. A growing number of companies are offering degree-level apprenticeships, so you can study for a degree debt-free, while gaining hands-on commercial experience.
So, what does it take to be a degree apprentice? Craig Wakefield from Renishaw shares his experience of being a software engineering apprentice.
Craig Wakefield from Renishaw
“I studied computing, performing arts and geography at A Level, but my focus was on computing. I applied to universities via UCAS and was offered a place at both Bournemouth and Nottingham. My siblings had already been to university and I was keen to work towards a degree.
During that time, my computing teacher suggested I looked into apprenticeships and when I did my research, it was an absolute no-brainer. The software...