Digital and Technology Degree Apprenticeship

Build specialised skills

Our specialist Digital & Technology Degree Apprenticeship helps you learn about our business while studying for a BA (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions in partnership with MK:U (Cranfield University), completing your degree through a mixture of virtual and on-campus study over four years.

Through a series of placements, you’ll get to know the different teams within Mercedes-Benz Cars and gain valuable insights into who we are, with the opportunity to put your learning into practice through your work.

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

Khadija Khan, Digital & Technology Solutions Degree Apprentice

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Khadija shares her experience from the IT Tools and Process team

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

“I started at Mercedes-Benz Cars in January as a Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprentice in the IT Tools and Process team, which covers all manner of things, from IT governance through to applications. I’ll do six rotations within the IT team during my apprenticeship, learning more about different areas.

Mercedes-Benz really support my learning and development and I’ve had a lot of encouragement with regular 1:1s and an open-door policy with senior management that makes me feel like my development is nurtured.”

What attracted you to Mercedes-Benz?

Mercedes-Benz is a prestigious industry leader. When I heard about the apprenticeship, I messaged some of the other Mercedes-Benz apprentices on LinkedIn and heard nothing but good things. I like the idea of hands-on learning and the whole working environment appealed to me, there’s a lot of friendliness and kindness within the business with people taking the time to stop and talk to you, there’s no hierarchal culture and even things like our prayer rooms make me feel like there’s a real sense of inclusion.”

“There are endless amounts of opportunities within apprenticeships”

What does an average day look like for you? 

“My days vary depending on what tasks and projects I'm doing. I'm currently leading on a project about how we store and share information.

“I've worked on gathering requirements for the project, looking through documentation to examine what I'll specifically need to analyse. I'm currently at the point of preparing to present a solution off the back of my research. I have a mentor in the IT team who I can lean on, which has been really helpful for support.”

Why did this apprenticeship appeal to you? 

“My degree is debt free and doesn't cost me a penny – it's accredited by MK:U, a new university set up by Cranfield University. It's very L&D focused, I get 20% off-the-job training meaning I’m at university once a week and there’s a big emphasis on support and ensuring that apprentices can progress early on in their careers.

“I love that there are just endless opportunities within my apprenticeship. I've learnt so much in my current role and I've still got to rotate five more times. When I leave I’ll have six areas of expertise that I'll be able to take forward. My next rotation is going to be within the Application and Integration team, and I can't wait to get started.”

Frequently Asked Questions

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