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Connecting you with the talent your industry needs. Higher or Degree apprenticeships are an effective way for your business to grow existing or recruit new talent to develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Staffordshire University is a modern, connected University, offering everything that your business and your apprentices need to succeed. Our professional apprenticeships help employers to deliver a high quality learning experience for new and existing employees.

How it works

Hiring an apprentice for your business with expert support from us can accelerate your recruitment time and reduce recruitment costs.

Recruit an apprentice.

Futureproof your workforce

We will help you to identify and fill in the gaps in your workforce, allowing you to remain competitive in growing industries. Developing staff through apprenticeships means you are essentially shaping your own workforce, growing strengths where you need them.

Reduce recruitment costs

Apprenticeships empower your employees to carry out their roles at a higher, more skilled level and create a pool of skilled employees who can be promoted into senior roles on completion of their apprenticeship – meaning a reduction in the need to externally recruit new talent or retrain. 


How we support you

We offer complete employer support to help you get the most out of Higher and Degree Apprenticeships from a business perspective. You'll receive a dedicated account manager who will have expertise in developing recruitment and training strategies and can offer advice on how to make the most out of the Apprenticeship Levy and your funds. They will also be your go-to when it comes to the compliance and paperwork that goes hand-in-hand with apprentice employees. 

As an employer, you will get access to webinars, online tools and marketing support to help drive internal and external recruitment, as well as networking opportunities with academics who are experienced and connected within their fields of work.

Our expert team

We are experts in providing over 20 different Higher and Degree Apprenticeships for over 200 businesses across a variety of industries including BT, Merlin Entertainments, NHS, Police Forces, and Bentley Motors.

We have a team of experts who will support, guide and educate your business through the apprenticeship process. Our team:

  • Partner with employers and industry to trailblaze apprenticeships that are relevant to the needs of business.

  • Meet with you to understand your business requirements.

  • Work to develop a bespoke workforce strategy designed to meet the needs of your business.

  • Help with the implementation of strategy and employee selection/recruitment process.

  • Demystify the apprenticeship levy and how to access funding to make sure your business gets the most out of it. 

Employers we work with

We've established long-standing relationships with many employers, driven by our passion and committment towards the apprenticeships scheme.

Our facilities

As part of our commitment to work-based learning, we're excited to announce a new learning space on campus, the Catalyst. The Catalyst will bring together the delivery of apprenticeships and skills and help to meet employer demand in a flexible, high-quality, digitally enabled space.

Apprentices will partially study at the University and will have access to our cutting-edge facilities and learn from academic experts, which will inspire a strong skillset for in the workplace.

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Get in touch

Contact the Apprenticeship Team

We are on a mission to demystify apprenticeships.

If you want to find out more, contact our friendly team who will guide you through the whole process.

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