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Apprenticeships

Enhance your career with a postgraduate Apprenticeship combining work and study.

Apprenticeships at Lancaster

Lancaster University offers Apprenticeships at postgraduate level 7. We deliver Apprenticeships in partnership with Employers, regularly refreshing the curricula to meet industry skills gaps, and tailoring learning to individual Apprentices. Apprentices develop industry knowledge, skills and behaviour through sequenced academic learning applied in the workplace. Explore the Apprenticeships below:

Diagram of Apprenticeship components

Why become an apprentice?

Benefits for Apprentices at Lancaster University include:

  • shape your career and access life-long careers advice
  • apply tailored academic learning in your workplace 
  • access cutting edge research
  • graduate from Lancaster University without tuition fees 

Full details on how to apply and what to expect:

Become an Apprentice

Benefits for Employers

Lancaster University works closely with employers to deliver apprenticeships and tailor learning to industry skills gaps. Benefits for employers include:

  • attract, retain and upskill staff
  • fill skills gaps and boost productivity 
  • stay up to date with industry standards and access cutting edge research
  • cost-effective

Full details on how to access funding, request to partner with Lancaster University, and what to expect:

Information for Employers

Why Lancaster

Our reputation is built upon a collaborative approach to organisational development, working with employers to develop powerful learning experiences. Our apprenticeships follow in this proud tradition and are designed in collaboration with national and regional employers to maximise impact to their businesses.

Tailored flexible learning

Our apprenticeships are sequenced to ensure classroom learning is applied immediately in the workplace for maximum impact in the organisation. Teaching, learning and assessment is tailored to individuals, considering learning needs, career pathways and employer interests. Our unique approach to personal development builds the skills and behaviours that complement knowledge and enhance impact.

Industry expertise

Our apprenticeships are designed and updated with industry expertise from academic staff and employers. We work in close partnership with a range of regional organisations, small and large, to identify knowledge, skills and behaviour that can make the most impact in each sector. Apprentices are supported through a strong tripartite relationship with the University and employer.

Global reputation for research and teaching

Access cutting edge research and apply this in the workplace. All members of our academic staff are current experts within their respective fields and work on a philosophy of research-led teaching. When staff teach the industry-informed curricula they help you connect your learning with work-based projects.

Personal development and support

In partnership with employers, we offer apprentices a rich variety of personal development opportunities, furthering application of learning. Throughout your time with Lancaster University, you will have full access to the support services, including wellbeing and counselling, disability, and careers.

Campus facilities

Lancaster University is situated in 560 acres of parkland, just 3 miles to the south of the centre of the city of Lancaster in the United Kingdom. Our green campus is made for learning. Access a range of individual and group study spaces, sports facilities, medical centre, shops and cafes. On our doorstep is the historical city. Just 1 hour from Manchester or Liverpool or 2.5 hours from London, Glasgow or Edinburgh, Lancaster is well connected and easy to get to.