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Degree Apprenticeships for Employers

How would you like the opportunity to develop the talent you need to fulfill your business ambitions?

Degree Apprenticeships allow learners to combine studying for an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification with a full or part time job. Available to existing employees or new recruits apprenticeships allow you to develop talent and sustainability in your industry.

Funded through the apprenticeship levy or a payment arrangement with the government, degree apprenticeships provide an affordable solution to staff development.

The University of Chichester is working with employers of all sizes and across a range of sectors to deliver degree apprenticeships in areas such as Leadership and Management, Digital, Engineering and Teaching.

For an introduction on Degree Apprenticeships, take a look at our Degree Apprenticeship Employer Quick Guide and our Quick Guide to Student Employability.



  • Develop the talent you need for your business 
  • Increase productivity
  • Fill higher level skills gap
  • Develop existing staff
  • Attract high-calibre staff
  • Train the way your business works
  • Clear progression routes
  • Improve staff retention


  • You employ your apprentice
  • Can be a new recruit or an existing employee
  • Typically four-year apprenticeship
  • Apprentices gain professional skills on the job
  • Apprentices study for a degree at the University of Chichester
  • Day release over three 10-week terms a year
  • University handles administration relating to training
  • Employer handles administration relating to human resources


  • If you pay the Apprenticeship Levy, the apprentice's tuition fees are paid from your Digital Account
  • If you do not pay the Apprenticeship Levy, the apprentice's tuition fees will be joint-funded by your business and the Education and Skills Funding Agency
  • Additional professional accreditation charges may apply
  • Apprenticeship is a full or part time, salaried position
  • Apprentice is eligible for employee benefits
  • Apprentice is not eligible for a student loan
  • Additional financial incentives are available to employers 

Who are our partner employers?

Our partner employees include: