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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?

You spend time ensuring that you recruit the right person for your team and our new Degree Apprenticeship will give you the added ability to shape their training to meet your individual business needs. 

Degree apprenticeships are a new initiative launched by the government which enable students to combine work and study. The apprentice works for four days a week and studies for a degree on one day a week.

The aim is to ensure that apprentices are equipped with the experience that employers need, now and in the future, by providing them with a balance of academic learning and on-the-job practical training.


  • 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-time, salaried position
  • Apprentice is eligible for employee benefits
  • Apprentice is not eligible for a student loan
  • Additional financial incentives are available to employers 

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