Study for a Degree Apprenticeship with Applegate

The Applegate Workplace Degree Programme has now been running for three years with our current 6 six students successfully completing the first and second year. Three more students joined us in September 2018 and are all enrolled on a Business Management Degree that is run in partnership with Plymouth University, via Petroc in Barnstaple.

The new recruits will have their tuition fees fully covered by Applegate. They work four and a half days a week and study for the remaining afternoon during their five-year syllabus that is scheduled to run between 2019 and 2024.



Frequently asked questions

What department will I join?
As a Workplace Degree Student, you will have the opportunity to join a number of different departments including: HR, Marketing, Sales and Finance.

What will I study?
Progress in the area of the business that interests you the most!

You will study many modules including Economics, Business Management, Accounting, HR, Marketing, Law for Business and Developing Management Style as part of your degree programme.

What qualifications will I have by the end of the course?

  • BSc Honours Degree in Business and Management
  • Level 5 Diploma in Management & Leadership
  • Chartered Institute of Management Certificate
  • Five years invaluable experience in the workplace.

What other benefits will I enjoy?

  • First Rung Housing Scheme, the company will match up to £10,000 of your savings towards a housing deposit.
  • Optional 6 weeks sabbatical to go travelling or to use as you please.
  • Enjoy work related experiences including trade shows, events, and business-related seminars.
  • Create contacts across dozens of industries.

What hours will I work?

  • All Workplace Degree Students work 33 hours a week and study for five and a half.
  • Working hours are from 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Thursday and 8.45am to 4.15pm on Friday.
  • 25 days of paid annual leave.

What is Applegate?
Founded in 1996, Applegate started out as an online directory of engineering and manufacturing companies. In the 20 years since its formation, the company has transitioned into an online marketplace, growing its supplier network to over 140,000 and now helping buyers source the products and services they need through our free to use e-procurement system, Applegate PRO.

To apply for the Degree Apprenticeship with Applegate Marketplace starting in September 2019, please send your CV and covering letter to