The higher and degree apprenticeships at the University of Sunderland are co designed by regional and national organisations which ensures they are relevant to the workplace. 

The University of Sunderland apprenticeships provide solutions to up-skilling and developing businesses. They include a range of key subject areas such as; digital and technology, leadership and training, teaching, engineering, healthcare and business.

Here’s everything you need to know about their new apprenticeship events taking place this summer…  


Brand new apprenticeship events have been announced from the University of Sunderland. These programmes provide the flexibility to enhance skills and knowledge within employment, whilst earning a salary without the worries of tuition costs for the employee.

Higher and degree apprenticeships offer employers a cost-effective solution to workforce development and can contribute to a business’s sustainability in times where future proofing is paramount to successful growth.


What are the benefits of higher and degree apprenticeships for employers? 



They provide the opportunity to:

  • Maximise your levy funding


  • Access £3000 apprenticeship incentive


  • Provide effective solutions to help grow talent, develop and motivate your team.


  • Develop employee skills relevant to your organisation


  • Improve productivity, quality and delivery


  • Be flexible and fit around work commitments 

BEng (Hons) Engineering information events… 



23rd June > 12:00 – 13:00

21st July > 14:30 – 15:30

This Engineering degree apprenticeship consists of two pathways; manufacturing engineering and electrical engineering practice.

The programme develops scientific and mathematical principles that equip apprentices with the understanding required to operate effectively and efficiently as senior engineers and managers.

The programme has been developed in conjunction with industry stakeholders and key employers including large multinational manufacturing companies and SME’s across the region. 

Peter Usher the Engineering Degree Apprentices Leader said:

“how apprenticeships allow for a unique development of innovate ideas and solutions to be investigated and progressed both in the academic realm and the apprentices’ workplace.”  

If you wish to learn more about the Level 6 BEng (Hons) Engineering Practice degree apprenticeship come along to one of their FREE online information events. 


Level 5 Learning and Skills Teacher Information events…



25th June > 13:00 – 14:00

16th July > 13:00 – 14:00

The Learning and Skills Teacher apprenticeship is ideal for those involved in training delivery across a wide range of industry sectors. 

It provides an opportunity to enhance the skills and knowledge of those who deliver training in an organisation.

Apprentices will gain invaluable ‘on the job’ experience as well as achieving a Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training qualification. 

They will gain professional recognition and develop essential knowledge and skills needed to deliver outstanding and effective training.


Andrea Brown, a Senior Lecturer on the LST Apprenticeship said: 

“In my ongoing reviews with apprentices and their workplace mentors, the feedback I am receiving is so positive, hearing how much the apprentices have developed in such a short space of time. 

The apprentice trainer and the employer win, as new skills, knowledge and behaviours are brought back into the workplace for the benefit of all.”

If you wish to learn more about the Level 5 Learning and Skills Teacher apprenticeship come along to one of their FREE online information events.


Senior Leader MBA Information events… 



24th June > 15:00 – 16:00

20th July > 11:00 – 12:00

This Senior Leader MBA apprenticeship has been designed for individuals that are moving into a senior or strategic management role. 

The programme has been developed by employers to support the enhancement of effective strategic leader knowledge, skills and behaviours. It offers a blend of work-based learning with business, leadership and management education. 

This apprenticeship explores intrapersonal development in order to enhance a positive impact within an organisation. Apprentice leaders will learn how to build and sustain effective relationships through collaboration and develop high performing teams.

David Pearson, the Senior Leader MBA programme leader said: 

“This programme allows individuals in management roles to develop as agile, strategic leaders with the ability to contribute to sustainable strategic objectives”

If you wish to learn more about the Senior Leader MBA apprenticeship come along to one of their FREE online information events.


Level 6 & 7 Digital and Technology Information events… 



21st June > 15:00 – 16:00

12th July > 16:30 – 17:30

There are two Digital and Technology apprenticeships available at the University of Sunderland. 

The BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions Professional apprenticeship offers two different pathways which lead to an undergraduate degree in BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions.

Software Engineering combines the theoretical fundamentals of software engineering and programming with practical development of IT solutions using industry standard software languages and tools.

Cybersecurity investigates the principles of cybersecurity and applies these in a work-based environment. 

It will explore the technical and behavioural aspects of cybersecurity to develop policies, procedures as well as solutions.

This is a well-established programme that provides an opportunity to bring digital technology and business requirements together. 

It enables apprentices to examine and apply new developments in specialist areas of computer science.

The MSc Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist apprenticeship provides the opportunity to enhance specialist areas of software engineering and develop skills to build a digital solution focused leadership team.

Leslie Kingham the Digital and Technology Solutions Professional programme leader states:

 “This apprenticeship provides an opportunity for individuals to progress their IT skills and knowledge, enabling them to achieve a degree through a work-based learning environment which is relevant to their job role and links to their organisations projects”

If you wish to learn more about the Level 6 & 7 Digital and Technology apprenticeship come along to one of their FREE online information events.


Teacher Apprenticeship Information events… 



23rd June > 16:00 – 17:00

15th July > 16:00 – 17:00 

The Teacher degree apprenticeship is for anyone who currently works in or plans to work in primary or secondary school education. 

Apprentices on this programme will gain invaluable ‘on the job’ experience while achieving a PGCE qualification and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). 

This apprenticeship will enable individuals to graduate with a set of highly valuable and transferable skills such as work-based research, planning, communication, teamwork and collaboration. 

They can gain professional recognition and develop the essential knowledge and skills needed to be an effective and outstanding teacher.


Level 7 Senior Journalist degree apprenticeship – Employer Consultation Event…  



10th June > 13:00 – 14:30

The University of Sunderland is considering developing a level 7 Senior Journalist Degree Apprenticeship.

UoS are looking for employers to consult with and further explore whether there is an interest in this degree apprenticeship and if so, what you feel this should look like. 

Employer involvement in apprenticeship development is crucial to ensure that our programmes meet employer needs and requirements as well as address the correct business or industry wide skills gaps.

The University of Sunderland are looking for media business employers, covering a diverse range of organisations to take part in this collaborative consultation event.

This event will be hosted by Lee Hall, Head of School of Media and Communications. 

They’re inviting organisations to get involved in their consultation meeting on Thursday 10th June 1 – 2.30pm.


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