Interested in an apprenticeship with us?

Higher and degree apprenticeships are a new, cost-effective way of developing and training your staff, from school leavers to experienced workers.

Nurture your own home-grown talent and guide their education at a leading university in a way that best suits their ambitions and your business needs.

From April 2017, all large employers will be contributing to this scheme so it is important to make sure you enjoy the benefits.

Programmes are employer-led, ensuring they teach skills and knowledge relevant to the modern workplace.

Apprentices are employed by you so they understand the people, equipment and culture of your organisation.

We will work with you to ensure that training is tailored to attract and develop the talented and motivated employees who will boost your productivity and performance.

Benefits for employees

Earn while you learn. An apprenticeship offers the perfect blend of internationally-recognised qualifications and valuable work experience.

Tuition fees are paid by your employer and the government, and you'll be paid a decent wage throughout your programme – which could mean a debt-free university experience.

Boost your career prospects by learning from industry experts in state-of-the-art higher education facilities while enjoying the security of a full-time job.

Work for an employer who believes so strongly in your potential that they are prepared to invest in your future.

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The Government has pledged to create three million apprenticeships by 2020 with a special focus on higher and degree level apprenticeships offering education right up to Masters degree level.

From April 2017, large employers will pay a levy of 0.5% of their payroll bill to create a £3 billion funding pot to pay for these apprenticeships.

They will then be able to draw down the value of their contribution – plus a 10% top-up donation from the Government - in vouchers which can be used to pay for apprenticeships.

Use them or lose them! Levy vouchers expire if they are not spent within 18 months. A firm paying a £100k levy would recoup the full value with just four degree apprenticeships.

Vouchers can be spent on training, assessment and certification. Employers themselves pay the apprentice’s wages.

Small employers will not be able to access levy funds initially. Up until April 2017 for an Apprenticeship Standard they will pay a third of the cost of apprenticeships with the other two-thirds (up to £18,000 per trainee) paid by the Government. For Apprenticeship Frameworks, the government will fully fund 16-18 year old starting an apprenticeship and pay 50% for over 19s. Funding rates have not yet been set beyond April 2017.

Employers who have spent all of their levy but who want to offer more apprenticeships will receive Government support at the same generous rate as small employers.

Additional incentive payments are paid to employers who recruit young apprentices, to small businesses who get involved and for the successful completion of apprenticeships.


Our Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship allows you to unlock your team’s potential in the innovative and supportive learning environment of Hull University Business School.

Apprentices study under the international experts who have helped our courses earn AACSB accreditation, held by less than 5% of the world’s business programmes.

On successfully completing the course, employees receive an Honours degree – BA (Hons) Business Management – and Chartered Manager status from the Chartered Manager Institute (CMI).

We are now looking to develop apprenticeships in other areas including accountancy, health and social care, chemical and biological sciences, and engineering.

Interested in an apprenticeship with us?