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Employ an apprentice

Whether you want to develop or retain your existing staff or hire new talent, our higher and degree apprenticeships combine study, work-focused assessments, and individual support.

Apprenticeships typically take 1 to 5 years to complete, depending on their level.

We offer apprenticeships from Levels 4 to 7. This means an apprentice can achieve an award from a foundation degree up to a Master's level.

Alongside work, your apprentice will spend up to 20% of their time training at university, but attendance patterns vary from course to course.

What you’ll get 

By taking on an apprentice, your business will benefit from:

  • increased employee motivation and upskilling
  • greater workplace diversity and productivity
  • access to industry-relevant technology and cutting-edge facilities
  • help from the government to pay for apprenticeship training

You can also get money towards the cost of training and assessment for an apprentice. The amount you get depends on whether you pay the apprenticeship levy or not.

Find out more about funding an apprenticeship.

Your responsibilities

As an employer you’ll be responsible for your apprentice conditions and pay. They must work for 30 hours a week, be paid a salary, and be allowed time to study and take assessments at university.

How to start

Start by exploring our courses, they provide an overview of each apprenticeship and steps on how to apply.

If you’re unable to find an apprenticeship that would work for your business, contact us and we’ll work with you to develop one that fits your business needs.

Key tasks


We have great relationships with the many employers we work with. However, it’s important that we have the correct procedures in place, and that you know how it will work for your business.

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If you're unsure how to apply for an apprenticeship or want to discuss a bespoke course, you can