Engineer And Apprentice Planning CNC Machinery Project, credit: Monkey Business Images, courtesy of Shutterstock

How we can support you

We recognise that you, our degree apprentices, are working towards the knowledge, skills and behaviours of your apprenticeship occupational standard. Although there are some noticeable differences between degree apprenticeship programmes and the University's more mainstream undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes, the Careers Service is still here to support you through these webpages, and/or in person in the Student Hub.

You are studying in the sector of your choice for a recognised qualification, whilst gaining valuable and practical skills for a career you’re passionate about while continuing to earn a competitive salary. We have over 800 degree apprentices studying with us across 14 degree apprenticeship standards, from civil engineering to project management and from a town planner to a registered nurse.

We acknowledge this, so we have factored this into the services and resources that we offer. Also, don’t forget to bookmark the University’s degree apprenticeship Hub website.

Your personal and professional growth and development

We have curated some digital resources for you which we hope you will find useful for your personal and professional growth:

Access LinkedIn Learning for further development

As a University of Plymouth student you have access to LinkedIn Learning, a continually growing and evolving library of training videos and tutorials covering a wide range of software, technologies and business topics. Take advantage of free 24/7 access to the entire library of training. Please note you will need to login using your University email address and password and having a LinkedIn Account is also helpful, particularly if you wish to show you have completed these courses.

Here are some suggested topics:

Succeed at work

Personal development and resilience

Develop your professional brand

Your future options

At some point within your career you may also decide to look for promotion opportunities or simply expand your professional network to develop, progress or even change your career. We can support you when you are ready for that.

There is also a wealth of career related information at Prospects. You also have access to  – for events, appointments, local, regional and national vacancies alongside our Careers Service in the Student Hub.

Continued Professional Development

Continued Professional Development (CPD) is a self-directed and structured process of reflective learning which can help you manage your own development on an ongoing basis and can help you to set career development goals in the short, medium and long-term. CPD can include formal or informal training, work shadowing, mentoring, and self-directed learning

Most professional bodies will offer CPD opportunities to its members so if you don’t already belong to one, it might be worth looking in to this. Other useful websites include:

Websites you may find useful

Careers Service

Student Hub

Graduation Student Entering Maze Path Uncertain, Seeking Occupation, Employment, Goals, Credit: YinYang, courtesy of Getty Images

Career sectors

Careers Service