Higher apprenticeships

Information on higher apprenticeships: what they entail, what qualifications you can gain, professional accreditation and future career opportunities.

Apprentices at work Higher apprenticeships are a great alternative to the university route, allowing you to work towards a foundation or bachelor’s degree whilst learning and earning in a successful business.

More of these specialised and highly skilled apprenticeships are being offered each year, giving individuals the chance to continue their professional development and fully realise their potential.

A higher engineering apprenticeship can be applied across a range of sectors, from aerospace and automotive through to electrical and electronics.

Professional registration

Providing an alternative route to professional registration, higher apprentices can work towards achieving Engineering Technician (EngTech), ICT Technician (ICTTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or even Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

Career opportunities on completion of a higher apprenticeship

Did you know that one in five English businesses have former apprentices in senior management positions?

Employers say qualified higher apprentices are 25 per cent more employable than those with other qualifications, plus  one report estimates that completing a Level 4 higher apprenticeship could result in increased lifetime earnings of approximately £150,000. With such great career opportunities ahead of higher apprentices, what’s not to love?

Updated April 2017