University to Develop New Apprenticeship Degrees

Bondholder the University of Derby has been awarded funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to develop new degree apprenticeships for students starting in September 2017.

Working in partnership with local employers, including Bondholders Rolls-Royce and Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the University of Derby will offer 110 apprenticeships.

The university will be launching five new degree apprenticeships, including: 

  • Nursing;
  • Civil Engineering Site Manager;
  • Digital and Technological Solutions: Cyber Security Analyst;
  • Aerospace Engineer;
  • Chartered Manager.

The degrees will combine full-time paid work with part-time study. 

Professor Margaret Bruce, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, said: "Being selected by HEFCE to participate in the first phase of their Degree Apprenticeships Development Programme is fantastic news for the University.

"It rewards our hard work to establish ourselves as a leader in work based learning in the higher education sector. This development funding builds on our track record of delivering higher apprenticeships for local employers in the health and mineral products sectors."