Why an apprenticeship could be your next career move

Careers advice

Applying for an apprenticeship when you already have a degree - is it possible? ABSOLUTELY! 

There are many myths about apprenticeships, so, understandably, you are questioning whether you can do an apprenticeship if you already have a degree. Luckily for you, we have put the record straight on the common misconceptions surrounding apprenticeships, you can find out more in our Top 5 Myths About Apprenticeships blog.

Now, getting back to the question at hand, can you do an apprenticeship if you already have a degree? Absolutely! Whether you are looking for a career change or simply want to upskill your current job, apprenticeships are a great way to gain hands-on experience whilst also earning a wage!

Apprenticeships are for everyone – any time, any place, at no cost!

You can apply for an apprenticeship after university, college, or even high school. An apprenticeship is a great way to further develop your learning or improve upon your already established career.

On the other hand, if you don’t already have a degree or have not been to university – don’t panic! You can still apply for apprenticeships. In fact, an apprenticeship is a perfect way to kickstart your career!

Whether you have zero qualifications or twenty – you’re eligible to apply for an apprenticeship. 

And the best part? You can advance further into more advanced apprenticeships and achieve higher-level qualifications. For example, you may start with Level 3 Team Leader or Supervisor and advance all the way up to Level 7 Senior Leader.

So, what's the catch?

The whole point of an apprenticeship is to gain new skills and experience, therefore, you simply can’t apply for an apprenticeship in a subject that you already have a degree. For example, if you already have a degree in mathematics — you won’t be able to do an apprenticeship in the same subject.

The only way you may be able to do an apprenticeship in your chosen field is by doing a level 7 – these are equivalent to Master’s degrees… so if you’ve already got a Bachelor’s degree, you could apply for a level 7 apprenticeship in the same or similar field if it’s available.

It sounds too good to be true!

It really isn't! Impact Futures has a whole range of apprenticeships in a variety of sectors! Why not get in touch today and get answers to any burning questions you still have?

Visit the Impact Futures website to find out more about our apprenticeships.


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We’re all about making an impact, be that individuals making an impact through their day-to-day work, or by organisations making their impact on our economy.

As a national training provider, we make this impact throughout the UK, with expertise in childcare, healthcare, clinical and business skills apprenticeships.

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