School of Business and Management

SBM launches UK’s first degree apprenticeship in social change

Our Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship is specifically designed for the social sector and provides students with the opportunity to ‘earn, learn and change the world’. The programme is the first of its kind in the UK.

1 October 2019

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Photograph of Degree Apprentices and academics.

The first of its kind undergraduate programme helps to encourage talent to the social sector, and gives apprentices zero student debt, four year’s work experience, a competitive salary and heightened career prospects at the end of their degree.

Degree apprentices split their time between university study and the workplace, and are employed throughout their studies by the charity organisation. Through engagement with leading practitioners in the sector, our apprentices will develop a strong understanding as well as practical experience of the unique governance and regulatory environment, along with social impact and evaluation, fundraising, finance and project management.

Throughout the apprenticeships, the charities will also contribute case studies and CEO Masterclasses open to Queen Mary traditional students.

The charities taking on apprentices this year are: 

Apprentice Shania Thomas, 19, from Chiswick said: “Coming from a disadvantaged background I think about how I can help other people and be a role model. This degree will help us find out how to do something about the problems we see. Being a role model in the BAME community has partly motivated me to do this.”

More information

  • Find out more about our Degree Apprenticeship here.
  • Read more about the Degree Apprenticeship launch event in The Guardian.