Degree Apprenticeships


Degree apprenticeship:
BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions

Company: Capgemini

Start date: 9th September 2019

Location: Pontypridd Campus and Capgemini Headquarters Treforest

Capgemini Wales Digital & Technology Degree Apprenticeship 2019

Degree Apprenticeships

Degree Apprenticeships are an alternative to traditional university study. They offer the chance to gain specialist knowledge and a degree while you work and earn a salary.

Apprentices study part-time at University and spend the rest of their time in the workplace to get relevant experience and professional skills.

The University's degree apprenticeship fees are covered by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales. The employer will pay you the apprentice wage.

What are the benefits of a Degree Apprenticeship

You will gain industry and work experience, earn a salary while studying and on successful completion of your apprenticeship, you will also have a degree qualification. Plus, employers will pay the apprentice wage and the fees are covered by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales.

What are the eligibility criteria?

These will be published in the details of each apprenticeship. However, you will need to meet the University’s entry requirements for the relevant degree course.

How long is the Degree Apprenticeship?

This will be advertised alongside the apprenticeship. In Wales a Degree Apprenticeship will be a minimum of three years and usually up to a maximum of five years in length.

Network75 programme

Another option is USW's Network75, which provides students with a fully sponsored degree while they work, visit our Network75 pages to find out more.

How many days will I be in work and university?

An apprenticeship is a full-time commitment. Most weeks you will work with your employer. Your course has been developed with your employer and may contain a mixture of on campus, at home and in work study.

How will I study?

This will be advertised alongside each apprenticeship. However, you should expect course content to be delivered face-to-face at the University, through online seminars, and applying your study in your work.

What contact will I have with the University?

In addition to face-to-face sessions, you will have an academic tutor who will monitor your progress and provide help as appropriate. You will also have a course leader who will liaise with you and your employer.

Where will I study? Which campus?

Most of your study will be at your workplace and at home. The face-to-face sessions will held at one of the University of South Wales’s campuses in Cardiff, Newport or Pontypridd.

How do I apply?

Details of how to apply and the deadline are published alongside the details of each apprenticeship.

I have applied, what do I do next?

Like any job application, we will review submissions and be in touch if you have successfully made it to the interview stage.

I’m currently on a Degree Apprenticeship, can I apply for the one advertised on your website?

Unfortunately it is not possible to switch apprenticeships.

What are the fees?

The University's degree apprenticeship fees are covered by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales. The employer will pay you the apprentice wage.

Is there financial support?

We are awaiting confirmation of financial support for courses starting in 2019.

Our work-based learning opportunities offer many benefits to businesses large and small. To discuss the range of apprenticeship opportunities at USW, or if you would like a member of our team to evaluate your work-based learning needs, contact us on 01443 482 482 or at