Reasons to choose us for Apprenticeships
We're powering the future of Higher and Degree Apprenticeships, a new work-based route to higher education. They're apprenticeships, but not as you know them.
So whether you're a student looking to get paid to do a degree, or an employer hoping to hire apprentices super-charged by our state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge business partners like Vodafone, Perkins Engines and the NHS, then you've come to the right place.
Our Expert Team
We have our very own team of experts who can guide your business through the process. When it comes to Higher & Degree Apprenticeships, they know a thing or ten. Our team is led by Sarah Tudor. Sarah is an expert voice; influencing government policy, leading an apprenticeship trailblazer and demystifying the levy. Along with Anne Longbottom and Clare Keegan their specialist expertise will help you get the most from Higher and Degree Apprenticeships. Anne and Clare will be your dedicated advisors. The team are powerful voices in the industry, and we are proud to call them our own.
If you're a potential apprentice - think of it as a ‘win-win' situation. You get a qualification, a salary and have a great time earning while you learn. Whilst in return, the company will get a fully qualified and clued-up member of staff. If you don't have an organisation in mind, we can guide you through everything.
4 things you need to know
about the Apprenticeship Levy
1Mark it on your calendars, because as of April 2017 the way our government funds apprenticeships in England will change when the Apprenticeship Levy is introduced.
2If your organisation operates in the UK and has a payroll over £3 million each year, you'll be legally required to invest in apprenticeships via the Levy.
3The Levy will be charged at a rate of 0.5% of your annual pay bill. You will have a £15,000 allowance and the government will top up your account with a 10% bonus.
4You can use the funds in your digital account to pay for apprenticeships at all levels to develop your current workforce and attract new talent.
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Get ready for the Levy in 30 minutes
Can't wait to get started? Or maybe you don't have the time to sit for hours researching?
30 minutes is all it takes for us to visit your business, answer any questions, and give you the Higher & Degree Apprenticeship masterclass. Then you'll be as clued up as we are.
Our current partners
Vodafone provides me with the developmental training I need and funds my bespoke University course. To study alongside work has not only taught me how to time manage but what it takes to be successful in the world of work.Laura Bartlett-Napper, IT Higher Apprentice, Vodafone
The quality of the teaching and support from Staffordshire University has been of a high standard and we therefore have chosen to put another cohort through the programme starting in October 2016.
They have also supported us through attendance at Trust events and selection days demonstrating a proactive approach to partnership working with employers.Sarah Emery, Widening Participation & Volunteer Manager, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
I chose to work with Staffordshire University because to be the best you have to work with the best. Our apprentices are our next generation taking the company to the next level.David Woolrich, Training Advisor, F Ball & Co