Aston University has built a reputation for its strong links with business and the professions and transforming young people into professionals with practical skills as well as knowledge.

We specialise in turning theory into action and our degree apprenticeships are designed to maximise opportunities for practical learning in the workplace.

The original University for degree apprenticeships 

We led the way with our degree apprenticeship offer, becoming the first university to have degree apprenticeship graduates in July 2017. 

Aston delivers high achievers 

Our apprenticeships deliver excellent outcomes for both apprentices and their employers – 88% of our graduates have achieved a first class or 2.1 degree. 

Delivering high quality degree apprenticeships 

Our offering has been nationally recognised in the 2019 RateMyApprenticeship Awards, where we were ranked 15th best Training Provider in the UK. 

Apprenticeships with impact 

Aston’s degree apprenticeships are developed in partnership with employers and professional bodies. Learning relates directly to modern business practices and can be applied to a learner’s job from day one – creating lasting benefits for both the apprentice and the organisation. 

Industry focused 

Business and industry are our heritage. We provide business growth and improvement services to many organisations each year, from innovative regional SMEs to major global players. Our research is critical to their success – find out more here.

Excellence in teaching 

Aston University is rated Gold in the Times Higher Education Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). TEF found that our students achieve ‘consistently outstanding outcomes’, with very high proportions going into highly skilled employment or further study.  

Backed by accrediting bodies 

Many of our programmes are accredited with leading global accrediting bodies. Aston Business School is in the 1% of business schools globally with triple accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. Browse the full list of our awards and accolades here.

Shaping talent across the UK 

We currently have over 600 degree apprentices studying with us, based at organisations across the UK. We have ambitious plans to grow our intake year on year, creating more opportunity for learners and business to succeed. 

Learning with a difference 

Aston degree apprenticeships include content that can be directly tailored to organisations through specialist elective modules, case studies, assignments and final projects. We can even offer bespoke programmes that will support specific strategic priorities.