Eligibility and how to apply

Find out if you are eligible to complete a degree apprenticeship and the details of our application process.


Before applying for a Degree Apprenticeship, you should be able to answer ‘yes’ to the following questions or statements:

  • Are you aged 18 or over?
  • Are you currently employed or do you have confirmation of an offer of employment?
  • Is the degree apprenticeship you are interested in relevant to your current job role?
  • Is your employer able to support you throughout the duration of the degree apprenticeship?
  • Is your employer able to fund the degree apprenticeship?
  • Do you spend at least 50 per cent of your working hours in England?
  • You are not in full-time education.
  • Do you have the right to work for the full duration of your apprenticeship including the end-point assessment (EPA)?
  • Do you have relevant eligible residency status?  
  • Do you meet the entry requirements for the degree apprenticeship programme you are interested in?
  • You do not hold a degree that is similar to the degree apprenticeship you are interested in

    If you have any further questions regarding eligibility, please contact:  apprenticeships@surrey.ac.uk
    *(zero-hour contracts and fixed-term contracts may also be considered)

Next Steps

If you can answer ‘yes’ to the eligibility criteria please ask your employer to contact apprenticeships@surrey.ac.uk. Further details about how to apply will be provided once initial contact is made.