Information for Students

A degree apprenticeship with us will help you to get ahead in the work place, our programs are shaped and designed by an Industrial Board drawn from some of the most progressive and ambitious companies in the Sheffield City Region and beyond.
With the support of industry, the University of Sheffield and the AMRC, we have developed a flexible portfolio of high quality degree apprenticeships that enable our apprentices to earn as they learn, gaining nationally recognised qualifications to graduate level without the debt associated with conventional higher education.

Frequently Asked Questions

About Degree Apprenticeships

Our degree apprenticeship students combine their studies with full time employment, to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (BEng).

Our degrees are made up of a two-year foundation degree and a one-year top-up degree. 

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Degree apprenticeships are suitable for either A Level leavers, those who already have an Advanced Apprenticeship or for employees who are looking to upskill, including mature students.

The minimum wage rate applies to apprentices under 19 years and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Many companies pay more than this, particularly for higher level apprenticeships.

In fact, you could potentially earn upwards of £300 per week, plus your employer and the government pay for your tuition fees, meaning you will be free from tuition debt.

In contrast, British students taking a full-time university degree in England pay a maximum of £9,250 per year in tuition fees.

Programme Information

The degree is made up of a two-year foundation degree and a one-year top-up degree. Students will complete some modules which are common across all three pathways and modules which are specific to their chosen pathway. 

We have three apprenticeship pathways to choose from:

Degree Apprenticeship (Level 6)

The degree is delivered using a blend of face to face learning - lectures, seminars and tutorials - with online and self-paced learning and support, to enable the apprentices to combine their studies with full-time employment.

It has been designed in partnership with academic staff and employers to ensure apprentices can graduate equipped to meet the current and future needs of the advanced manufacturing sector.

The workshop training is delivered in a full-time block at the AMRC Training Centre by experienced trainers with industrial experience, giving you the time to learn 

The apprenticeship culminates with an assessment where you will describe and explain how you have developed your knowledge, skills and occupational behaviours during your apprenticeship.

A minimum of two A-Levels at grade B or above, including a mathematical based subject and a science, technology, engineering or an additional mathematics related subject; an Engineering BTEC level 3 with 120 credits at distinction and merit level; or equivalent qualifications such as Cambridge Technicals.

Plus five GCSEs at grades 4 to 6, including mathematics, English and a science, technology or engineering related subject.

Applicants are also required to pass an assessment centre at the AMRC Training Centre before being offered a place on an apprenticeship.
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If you already have a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering, there are opportunities to join our Degree Apprenticeship pathways at the second or third year of study.

Entry requirements depend on modules of study already completed and the satisfactory result of an entry test, interview and assessment.

To speak to us about this opportunity, get in touch with our recruitment team at: or 0114 222 9958

At the AMRC Training Centre our aim is to match you with the right job and employer. Once you have decided on which apprenticeship is for you and you meet the entry requirements, the next step is to apply. We require everyone that applies to complete an assessment centre. 

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