Because graduates on apprenticeship programmes are a relatively new trend, you may be shocked to hear that you may finish an apprenticeship before or after graduation, so you can do an apprenticeship after a degree.
Previously, anybody with a degree higher than a foundation degree (Level 4) was forbidden from enrolling and getting government financing. Furthermore, since most apprenticeships available were at a low level, many graduates believed they were overqualified to join one.
However, with the implementation of the apprenticeship levy in May 2017, the government relaxed the standards for previous learning and spent substantial time and money building several apprenticeships at Levels 6 and 7, which are equivalent to degrees and master’s degrees. Early last year, it also allowed MBA-level apprenticeship funding, opening up a whole new market for students leaving university who may now pursue an apprenticeship at a level higher than their degree.
Graduates are also eligible for funding, which means that many businesses with increased training resources resulting from the apprenticeship levy are exploring how to attract many new graduates via an apprenticeship programme.