Education is nothing without experience. 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

The original University for degree apprenticeships

We led the way with our degree apprenticeship offer and Aston became the first University to have degree apprenticeship alumni who graduated in July 2017.

Aston delivers high achievers

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 showing our apprenticeships really do work.

Delivering high quality degree apprenticeships

Delivering high quality degree apprenticeships

Our excellent performance as a training provider has been nationally recognised as Aston was ranked the 15th best Training Provider in the 2019 RateMyApprenticeship Awards.

Apprenticeships with impact

Apprenticeships with impact

Aston’s degree apprenticeships are developed in partnership with employers and professional bodies. Learning relates back to the business directly and can be applied in the job from day one creating lasting benefits for your organisation. 

Industry focused

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.

Excellence in teaching

Excellence in teaching

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

Backed by accrediting bodies

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.

Shaping talent across the UK

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

Learning with a difference

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

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