The Professional Academy at the University of South Wales in partnership with the Welsh Government are pleased to be offering Engineering Degree Apprenticeships.

Degree Apprenticeships combine Work Based Learning with studying a degree part time at university.  

Apprentices can achieve a degree, learn professional skills and gain industry knowledge whilst companies have the excellent opportunity to upskill existing employees or recruit and train new employees at degree level. 

Over the past 20 years the Professional Academy has gained a wealth of experience in facilitating relationships between students, companies and the university. 


Degree Apprenticeship Days in University Degree Length
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering 2 days 5 years
BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2 days 5 years
BSc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering Day release 5 years*
BSc (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering Day release 5 years*
BSc (Hons) Semiconductor Technologies Day release 5 years*

*Subject to existing qualifications/experience Degree Apprentices may start part way through the course, for example a candidate with a relevant HND could gain entry on to year 4 or 5 of the apprenticeship.


Government Funded

Employers can utilise Welsh Government funding available for Degree Apprenticeships.

Recruit Apprentices or Develop Existing Employees

Attract new talent to your business or upskill existing employees to fill high level skills gaps in the workplace. 

Motivate your Employees

Keep your employees motivated and committed to your organisation by helping them develop their skills. 

Increase Productivity

Apprentices can help keep your business up to date with the latest academic and technical knowledge and bring fresh ideas into the workplace. 


Degree apprenticeships can be designed around the needs of the employer. We will work together to ensure that the apprenticeship scheme works for the employer and apprentice. 

Our dedicated team will support the employer and apprentice throughout their journey. 

The Professional Academy will undertake a training needs analysis with the company and individual apprentice, to identify the best route for both parties and assess a suitable level of entry.

As part of our partnership we will provide updates on the apprentices progress as well as offer opportunities to meet throughout their time on the programme.

Employers can choose to upskill existing apprentices or recruit and train new apprentices at degree level.

If you are interested in the Engineering Degree Apprenticeship programme and would like to discuss how we can work together please contact us. 


Earn while you Learn

Apprentices receive a salary from their employer whilst studying towards a degree.

Real World Work Experience

Apprentices gain real world experience and will be lead by industry professionals whilst applying their learning directly to their role.

Recognised Qualifications

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, individuals will be awarded with a full honours degree, recognised nationally.

Career Progression

Apprentices will gain a clear pathway to acheving their ambitions in the workplace and learn a multiude of new skills to advance in their career.

No Tution Fees

Graduate with no student debt as all tuition fees are funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW).

Apprentices will start their degree at an entry point that is most appropriate to them based on their existing qualifications and experience. 

All learning will take place on Treforest campus and upon successful completion apprentices will graduate from the University of South Wales. 

Apprentices will benefit from the very best support on offer. The Professional Academy team operate an open door policy and are always on hand to offer guidance and support to apprentices. 

To follow our Engineering Degree Apprenticeship programme, apprentices must be in employment or will need to apply directly to an employer for a Degree Apprentice role. 

Apprentices will need to discuss applying for this course with their employer and the employer will need to contact us directly.

Interested in Engineering Degree Apprenticeships?

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Rebecca Truckel
Project Co-ordinator
01443 654488
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Louise Hawker
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