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New Degree Apprenticeship for Digital Sector

28 Nov 2014

Work in Digital and study for a degree at the same time. Too good to be true?....

A new government initiative whereby students aiming to enter the digital sector will be able to ‘earn and learn’ their way to a degree in a ‘Digital Apprenticeships’ scheme has been iunveiled by Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey.

Students will be able to apply for apprentice placements with companies and study simultaneously for a full honours degree with a number of participating universities.

The government will meet two-thirds of the placement’s tuition costs up to an unspecified cap, whilst the employer supplies the final third.

Whether or not students have an obligation to the host company after completion of the degree is not made clear in the initial release, and though it is stated that student fees will not be required under the scheme, the level of remuneration for student participants has not been detailed.

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Source: The Stack

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