Business Degree Apprenticeship
Business Degree Apprenticeship Programme
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- Build a career?
- Have no student debt?
- Have a guaranteed job at the end of your apprenticeship?
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Everything you need to know…
What is a business degree apprenticeship?
A business degree apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to go to university, paid for by us (your employer) whilst working towards a chartered manager degree alongside working full time with us. A great way to get a degree, without the student debt!
What is different about us?
Unlike other apprenticeships, First Response guarantee a full-time job at the end of your apprenticeship, alongside great career developing opportunities to ensure you have an established career with us (check out our career potentials page to see what our past apprentice’s careers developed after they graduated). You will also receive a competitive salary, increasing to the top salary band in your department of choice upon completion of your apprenticeship, as well as an annual bonus scheme and lots of other great company benefits!
During your apprenticeship you will study a Chartered Manager Degree at a top 10 university, gain 4 years work experience across different departments at First Response Finance and kick start your career in the department of your choice at the end of your apprenticeship.
Most common questions
What are the entry requirements?
We look for a minimum of 104 UCAS points at A-Level – usually BCC or above. You could also have an alternative such as BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma, or Extended Diploma at level 3 (with grades DMM).
You’ll also need GCSE grade C or grade 4 in English and Maths
How can I apply?
Click our ‘Apply Now’ tab for more information about our recruitment process and to apply for our degree apprenticeship vacancies.
How long will I spend at uni each year?
On average you will spend between 12 and 18 days per year at university, these are normally split into 2 or 3 day blocks throughout the year. Don’t worry, you will be given the dates you will be at university when you start with First Response.
How much does an apprenticeship cost?
Absolutely nothing, we will cover your tuition fees.
All the books you will need will be available from the university library and there is also have a laptop loan service, however, the majority of our students choose to buy at least some core textbooks and laptop of their own.
Do I have to work the whole year, even when university is on holiday?
Yes, as an apprentice you are a full-time employee, you will get a holiday allowance to use when you wish though
Which university will I go to?
We work with top teaching universities in the UK and will always make the best decision for you to ensure you get the best quality degree and support throughout your apprenticeship.
What is an apprenticeship like?
The best people to tell you that are our current apprentices! Take a look at our testimonials page to hear it direct from them!