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Building a stronger business for Henry Boot

A degree apprentice working at Henry Boot

Henry Boot have been in business for over 130 years. They work all over the UK, acting as a parent company for seven organisations in property, land and development.

With such extensive operations, it’s essential they have cutting-edge expertise across their teams. So Henry Boot take their staff development seriously, and are committed to providing formal training and qualifications for employees. 

Sheffield Hallam is a great place to do this — our degree apprenticeships boost productivity, innovation and staff retention without the commitment of traditional degrees. 

We offer a range of technical apprenticeships relevant to real estate, planning and property. We’re also proactive in bringing in new standards and courses into our curriculum. As the University of the Year for Teaching Quality 2020, all our courses match academic excellence with real-world expertise.

Henry Boot are investing in degree apprenticeships across their business. On top of upskilling their existing employees, they also hired new recruits as degree apprentices in 2019 and have more due to start in 2020.

It’s allowing them to tackle ambitious projects and demonstrate corporate social responsibility for a new decade. 

They say

“The best thing about having an apprentice is that you have an employee who is learning new concepts and skills alongside their role.


Even if the course content is not always directly applicable to their day to day tasks your apprentice develops their ability to think critically, solve problems, and be confident in bringing new ideas into their work. A period of learning is typically associated with an increase in productivity and performance.”


Craig Brown, Apprenticeship and Learning Advisor, Henry Boot

Looking for fresh perspectives for your business? Get in touch to find out about degree apprenticeships.

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