Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship

Combine experience and education

Our Degree Apprenticeships provide an opportunity to bring together university study and on-the-job training.

You’ll study for a BSc (Hons) Business and Management via the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship in partnership with MK:U (Cranfield University) during this four-year apprenticeship.

Through a series of placements, you’ll learn more about the different teams within Mercedes-Benz Cars and get involved in activities that give you the chance to put your learning into practice.

Entry requirements:

  • Have (or be predicted to achieve) at least 280 UCAS points (or 112 points in new ratings) at A-Level in any discipline, excluding General Studies
  • GCSE grade 4 in Maths and English Language (or equivalent)
  • A UK/EU/EAA resident for at least three years before the programme starts
  • Left full-time education before the programme starts
  • The right to live and work in the UK

Tam Routledge, Chartered Manager Degree Apprentice

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Tam shares how a hands-on approach is shaping his learning.

What’s your current role and how long have you been with Mercedes-Benz?

“I’m a degree apprentice in Fleet Programmes – part of the Fleet team handling corporate and business customers who are buying or leasing cars for their business. We’re a very collaborative team, working closely with the Campaigns team to ensure we’re competitive.

“I’m a degree apprentice so I’m working full time whilst also studying, it’s a nice balance of university and real-world work, ensuring I’m getting industry experience.”

What does an average day look like for you?

“Even though my job roles vary, I have set days for specific tasks with Monday looking specifically at benchmarking. The rest of my week is flexible, tasks are shaped by what either the business, my manager or I personally need. I have a weekly meeting on what the best use of my time will be with tasks delegated based on where I’m at with my university work. Thankfully I’m on top of my academic work so I’m flexible to take lots on – I found early on that if I stay on top of my academic work, I can have time to relax and find that nice balance.”

“It’s clear to see that the business values us and sees a future with us”

Why did this apprenticeship appeal to you?

“I joined the business in January, around the same time I started at university. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do when I left sixth form, I just realised that the standard university route wasn’t for me, and I found degree apprenticeships. I was instantly attracted to Mercedes-Benz because it’s such a well-known premium brand with amazing opportunities to develop by rotating around the business and gaining in-depth knowledge. I’m a hands-on learner and the apprenticeship gives me the chance to get stuck in, rather than being sat around.

“I’m from Newcastle but I’ve moved to Milton Keynes. It’s been challenging at times but I’m building a good network with my fellow apprentices and everyone in the business is friendly and welcoming. Flexible working also means I can go back home and have time with family whilst working.

“The variation in the type of work I do means I’m never bored and there’s plenty of opportunity for apprentices. We’re not just treated as undergrads, we’re colleagues who are treated the same as everyone else, with the same benefits and opportunities, and it’s clear to see that the business values us and sees a future with us.”

Frequently Asked Questions

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