Petroc’s new degree apprenticeships prepare learners for the world of work

Petroc is expanding its university-level provision for 2017, to include four brand new BA Honours digital and technology solutions degree apprenticeship programmes.

The four new apprenticeship routes, which are delivered in partnership with Plymouth University, will allow those interested in a career in digital and technology to choose a specialist pathway: cyber security analyst, IT consultant, network engineer or software engineer.

Digital and technology degree apprenticeships typically take four years to complete. The apprentice spends four days per week in the workplace and one in college. The first three years are studied at Petroc and then the apprentice progresses to Plymouth University to complete the full honours degree.

Curriculum team leader, Tim Barker, explains: “We have been delivering successful degree-level apprenticeship programmes at Petroc for a number of years but, for the first time, the new disciplines within the Digital and Technology Solutions Apprenticeship will allow apprentices to tailor their learning to meet their very specific career requirements.

“These programmes are perfect for those who are either looking to upskill in their current job or want to progress within the digital or technology sector,” says Tim.

“The programme has been designed to meet the needs of local employers, and these practical, hands-on apprenticeships will give learners a wide range of soft skills and knowledge to ensure they are ‘work ready’; something which is particularly attractive to employers in this fast-paced industry,” added Tim.

The next intake of degree apprentices will begin in January 2017, and there is still time to enrol. To find out more, email Tim at or apply online at