Degree apprenticeships at Pearson College London

Degree apprenticeships at Pearson College London

Pearson College London is working with employers to launch new degree apprenticeships as soon as they are able to recruit again—and a current degree apprentice shares her experience so far

At Pearson Business School, we work with a wide range of employers, such as L’Oréal, IBM, Moët and The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, to run degree apprenticeships.

However, due to the situation with Covid-19, most of the companies we work with are not currently recruiting for apprentices. We’re still working very closely with them to be ready to launch new degree apprenticeships as soon as they are able to recruit again.

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Beth Crosbie, degree apprentice at Pearson College London, shares her experience below:

Tell us a little bit about you

My name is Beth and I am 20. I am currently in my first year as a degree apprentice at Pearson College London. I work Monday to Thursday as a marketing assistant and on Fridays I attend Pearson Business School to study towards my business management degree.

Why did you choose a degree apprenticeship?

After finishing my A-levels, I took a year out to decide what I wanted to do in the next stage of my life. I worked full-time to save for my travels and in that time decided that going down the traditional university route wasn’t for me. I knew I wanted to work, but was also keen to complete a degree. I found Pearson degree apprenticeships on gov.uk and was so excited at the prospect of being able to learn and earn money. As well as this, the opportunity to have all my tuition fees paid for was one I could not miss. I applied for the apprenticeship in July and was lucky enough to be given the job starting in September.

Tell us about your experience

I have really enjoyed my apprenticeship so far, the course this year has provided a wider overview of how a business operates, which is a fantastic way to see all the different areas required for a company to function. I have already been exposed to a variety of areas of marketing in my job such as social media marketing, email marketing, print marketing and content creation for the Pearson College London website. Being trusted with responsibility has definitely helped me learn and develop my skills in all of these areas.My advice for anyone looking to apply for an apprenticeship is don’t give up. I applied to several degree apprenticeships before I got mine. They are very competitive, but show commitment by applying for work experience and learning about each role and company; it really helps!

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