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At Staffordshire University, we are powering the future of Higher and Degree Apprenticeships, the work-based route to higher education which offers on-the-job training alongside a qualification, opening doors to a range of careers opportunities for the apprentice and helping employers to develop their workforce and shape the future of their business.

An apprenticeship is a job with training to industry standards. Any apprenticeship should be in a recognised occupation and involve a substantial programme of on and off-the-job training. At the end of the apprenticeship, the apprentice’s occupational competence, covering knowledge skills and behaviours will be tested by an independent, end point assessment.

We partner with employers and industry to continually work toward introducing new apprenticeships to our portfolio.

Upcoming open days

Undergraduate and Apprenticeships Open Days
  • Saturday 25 November 2023
  • Saturday 2 December 2023
Apprenticeship Fair
  • Saturday 3 February 2024 - Come see our apprenticeship opportunities from Level 2 to Level 7. We are inviting school and college students, parents, and all potential apprentices to visit the fair on Saturday 3 February up to 3pm. 


Reasons to choose us for apprenticeships

Our experience

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 not only provide expert teaching, state-of-the-art facilities and online resources, we also offer complete employer support to help you get the most out of Higher and Degree Apprenticeships from a business perspective. 

Our apprentices

If you are looking to study an apprenticeship then think of it as a win-win situation. Not only will you gain a qualification, but you'll earn a salary and have a great learning experience while doing so.

In return, the company you work for get a fully-qualified member of staff who knows the business inside out.

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Our expert team

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. 

A dedicated space for our higher degree apprentices

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

European Social Fund

European Social Fund (ESF), an executive agency of the Department for Education, part fund the delivery of certain Staffordshire University non-levy apprenticeships training in the 2018/19 and 2019/20 academic year as match funding for the 2014-20 ESF programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit European Growth Funding.


European Social Fund

Sub-contracting policy

Staffordshire University is committed to delivering exceptional standards of learning and to provide a broad offer of learning opportunities and choice to all learners. To support this, we may enter into both subcontracted (provision subcontracting) with a number of organisations. For further information, read our sub-contracting policy