New degree apprenticeships can transform business

“Now is the ideal time to be planning for recruitment and higher and degree apprenticeships offer a real opportunity for businesses to develop new and existing talent with support from government funding.”

Sarah Tudor, Head of Skills and Work-based Learning

Staffordshire University is helping to shape the future of leadership and management in the UK with a new Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship which was launched this week as part of National Apprenticeship Week.

The University is playing a leading role in the delivery of degree and higher apprenticeships and is determined to help businesses understand how they can benefit from the government's initiative to develop 3 million new apprenticeships by 2020.

At a special business breakfast held this week Staffordshire University's Head of Skills and Work-based Learning, Sarah Tudor, explained how businesses large and small could benefit from the funds raised by the apprenticeship levy due to come into force in April 2017.

She said: “Now is the ideal time to be planning for recruitment and higher and degree apprenticeships offer a real opportunity for businesses to develop new and existing talent with support from government funding.”

“This works out at government investment of £2 for every £1 invested by the employer and if applied to University tuition fees is equivalent to £6,000 towards the £9000 a year costs.”

Staffordshire University is already working with a range of employers including Vodafone and the NHS to deliver 180 Higher Apprenticeships which are an increasingly popular route to graduate level qualifications.

Head of the Business School, Paul Williams, added: “Staffordshire University's qualifications are very much informed by employer demand and insight and we’re delighted to launch our latest qualification, the Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship, which is available to employers throughout the region.”

“This offers their apprentices the opportunity to work full time while studying for a BA (Hons) Business Management degree. Following completion of their studies, they also achieve full CMI Chartered Manager status which benefits them as individuals as well as their employers.”

For more information about the University's Higher and Degree Apprenticeships and to find out more about how the apprenticeship levy will affect businesses, call a member of the Business Services team on 0800 169 2148.

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