Apprenticeship programmes for graduates are a relatively new phenomenon. Previously, someone with a degree higher than a foundation degree (Level 4) was prohibited from earning government grants.
Until recently, most apprenticeships available were at very low levels of attainment, which means that many graduates would be overqualified to begin one.
Can You Apply for an Apprenticeship With a Degree?
However, the government’s recent push to create apprenticeships at the degree and masters levels has opened up a new world of opportunities for university graduates. People can now enrol on apprenticeships after their degree, allowing them to apply for an apprenticeship.