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Benefits for your business

Top five reasons to hire a degree apprentice

Value for money

“Apprenticeships are a great way of investing in your talent pipeline. We received maximum benefit right from the outset.” HR Manager, L&P Springs Our degree apprenticeships are work-based training programmes

Cutting-edge skills

“The best thing about having an apprentice is that you have an employee who is learning new concepts and skills alongside their role.” Craig Brown, Apprenticeship and Learning Advisor, Henry Boot

Bespoke programmes

“Sheffield Hallam allowed us to develop a bespoke programme to address specific higher-level skills gaps. It's a great way for us to grow and develop our future business leaders.” Head of Academy Talent Acquisition, Nestlé UK & Ireland

Expert support

“Staff at the University have worked collaboratively with us from the outset, ensuring the programme meets our business requirements and the needs of the industry as a whole.” Graduate and Future Talent Development Manager, Barratt Developments

Stronger teams

“Apprentices bring new perspectives and talent to the business while being committed, passionate and eager to learn.” Damian De Luca, Academy Lead, Servelec

Make a lasting impact

Our degree apprenticeships are work-based training programmes. They are designed in partnership with employers and professional bodies so they can be tailored to the needs of your business.

Degree apprenticeships can help you:

  • develop your team 
  • improve retention rates
  • attract new, motivated, high-calibre employees
  • fill higher-level skills gaps
  • train existing and new employees to degree level
  • expand your recruitment pool
  • increase workplace diversity and productivity 
  • take advantage of new knowledge and technologies.

Read our full FAQs about apprenticeships for employers (PDF 84KB)

Our proven track record

Sheffield Hallam University has an established reputation for quality degree apprenticeships. We’ve previously developed programmes with organisations including Kier, Barratt and JCB.  Our Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship was developed with Nestlé. Combining work-based learning and business education, it leads to a degree, guaranteed job and membership of the Chartered Management Institute. We will identify the right skills for your business by working with you to make sure our apprenticeships provide real benefits, and deliver a return on investment. Read what our partners say about our degree apprenticeships

Work with us

We want to work with new partners across a range of sectors. If you think degree apprenticeships can help shape the future of your business, give our expert apprenticeships team a call on 0114 225 5000. We can talk to you about

  • joining an existing apprenticeship
  • developing a new apprenticeship
  • exploring a range of workforce development options.

We can also help you make sense of the apprenticeship system, including the government’s new Apprenticeship Service and any funding and incentives to cover your training costs.

Come to an apprenticeship event

Come along to one of our events to learn more about how degree apprenticeships work. You’ll get to see the courses we offer and gain a better idea of the impact an apprentice can have on your business. View our upcoming events

Find out more

Our FAQs for employers (PDF 578KB) includes lots of extra detail on apprenticeships. You can also take a look at the subject areas our programmes currently cover. For key policies and other handy resources, visit our page of useful information.

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