Degree Apprenticeship Academy

Degree Apprenticeship Academy

I’ve created the Degree Apprenticeship Academy so you can earn your independence now.

It’s designed for ambitious sixth formers who want a degree without having to go to uni or end up in debt.

 The Degree Apprenticeship Academy will teach you how to write winning applications and ace interviews so you can land a job that pays for your degree and gets you started in a professional career immediately.

By the end of this course you will have had the 1:1 coaching and support required to apply and successfully interview for degree apprenticeships.

Degree Apprenticeship Academy

This intensive 4 week course will take your job application & interview skills from zero to hero.


Each week, students will have a 1 hour live coaching session via Zoom with a qualified careers adviser who is an expert on all aspects of the degree apprenticeship application process.

During this coaching, the tips & techniques necessary to complete successful applications and interviews will be taught.

Students will have a Q&A at the end of each session to address their personal examples.

Each week students will be asked to complete a small assignment to maximise the following session.

By the end of the course, each participant will have a sample application form and answers to possible interview questions to keep for future reference.

The replays will be available to students for 4 weeks after the course has finished.

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The break down of the course week by week is as follows:

  • Week 1: 'Information is Power' - how to find & research opportunities in detail.

  • Week 2: 'Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail' - how to evidence your skills and market them well.

  • Week 3: 'Be the STAR you are' - how to complete an application form.

  • Week 4: 'What are you really being asked?' - the 3 questions an interviewer is really asking.

After this course you will be able to:

  • Research and identify degree apprenticeships you want to apply for.
  • Pass the application stage and get an interview.
  • Attend assessment centres and interviews with confidence, knowing what is really being sought in candidates.
  • Complete a sample application form which has been critiqued by a qualified careers adviser.
  • Develop the ability and confidence to tackle and succeed in the degree application process.

Beat the the competition

  • Get a degree and the professional experience you need to boost your career, without the debt of university or the uncertainty of the graduate labour market.

  • Accelerate your career with early responsibility & skills development in a supportive environment.

  • Get the confidence and insights you need to earn your independence, with a good job and a decent salary.


First Tuesday of the month @ 7:00pm

followed by the next 3 consecutive Tuesdays.

replays will be posted the next day.

Due to the nature of this product there is no refund once purchased.


Thank you so much for the session with our son and for the report. I believe this has really made him think seriously for the first time about what he wants to do in the future, which in turn seems to have made him realise the importance of putting more effort into his school work. He now shows some motivation, which in my view was the first and most important - and hardest - transformation that needed to happen. It's too much of a coincidence that this has happened after the session with you - after all, we have been trying for years to get through to him! So a huge THANK YOU!


We cannot thank you enough for the help you have given our son Joe, regarding potential apprenticeship opportunities. From providing links and resources and one to one support, your valuable knowledge, combined with your enthusiastic and encouraging approach has given him so much more confidence. As a result he is progressing well through the stages of no less than 6 apprenticeship applications!



I had no idea that school careers advice could be so complex and don't get me started on the information that I didn't know existed either!  I am so pleased I signed up for a careers appointment as my son now has a detailed plan of what to aim for next.



I am a registered Career Development Professional with a current DBS check.
To give parental permission and ensure safeguarding, sign up is with a PARENTAL EMAIL address.  Correspondence from me should then be forwarded to your child.

Hi, I'm Susan Smith

Careers Coach & Employability Expert
Post Graduate Diploma in Careers Guidance,  
Registered Professional with Career Development Institute,

For over 25 years I have worked with university and school students to support informed and successful career decisions.  Working closely with employers and graduate recruiters, I understand how sixth formers need to market themselves on paper and in person in order to succeed.
Having developed and taught an employability programme for sixth form students,  I effectively support students to understand and communicate their employability skills in application forms and in interviews.  I also teach the techniques and approach required to complete application forms and interviews successfully.

Welcome to my Degree Apprenticeship Academy. I promise to boost your application and interview techniques so you can land a job and begin your professional career.

Due to the nature of the content when the waitlist opens and the course is purchased refunds are not available.