The news follows a Universities UK (UUK) report predicting a sharp rise in the number of people opting for degree apprenticeships in England, and the publication of a new Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers which includes the university.
Viki Faulkner, Head of Apprenticeships at the university, said: "We see degree apprenticeships as attracting back part-time students, especially mature learners and those from under-represented student groups. This will give them a huge step up into the local jobs market."
Mrs Faulkner said the university is working with Brighton and Hove Council, East Sussex County Council, Sussex Council of Training Providers, Local Enterprise Partnerships, Chambers of Commerce, colleges and further education providers to raise awareness among employers to “show them that apprenticeships can be a ladder of progression.”
She said: "The university is currently educating 34 apprentices and is planning to take on more next year in a range of sectors, from management to health and construction."