Note: Graduate Recruitment 2018/2019: Employers' views on degree apprenticeships. Degree apprenticeships are usually linked to a university and the apprentices will be awarded a degree at the end of the programme. They are set at level 6 and level 7 of the standard apprenticeship qualification levels for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This page reproduces the text of selected responses to this free-text question as submitted by survey participants. This XpertHR survey was conducted in June 2018.