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Apprenticeships: for employers

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Boost the skills of your workforce. Enhance your productivity.

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Your staff can now gain pre​stigious higher level qualifications up to a master’s degree alongside valuable industry experience. ​​High​er and degree apprenticeships are a great and cost-effective way of upskilling your workforce, and there are a range of apprenticeships available to suit your needs.​

What is a higher or degree apprenticeship?​​​

Higher and degree apprenticeships are an alternative to traditional university study, giving your employees the opportunity to obtain a higher qualification and learn professional skills. 

Apprentices benefit from increased skills and enhanced employability through a programme combining work and study, while employers gain from greater productivity and improved competitiveness.​

What's in it for your bus​iness?

Offer your employees industry accredited qualifications

7 out of 10 apprentices stay with the same employer post-study

Qualifications tailored to ​meet ​the specific needs of your business

Access to funding for apprenticeships

With leading employers already on board including Superdry, Clarkson Evans, St James Place Wealth Management, the NHS and public sector providers you can be assured that the University of Gloucestershire will support your specific business and training needs.​

Apprenticeship courses

» ​Senior Leader Master's Degree Apprenticeship (Level 7)

The Senior Leader Master's Degree Apprenticeship from the University of Gloucestershire offers the triple guarantee of a quality degree, on-the-job experience and a professional​ pathway for senior leadership.

» ​Chartered Manager Degree A​pprenticeship (Level 6)

Equip your staff with a prestigious BA (hons) degree in leadership and management and Chartered Manager status from the CMI. Your staff will develop a firm grounding in the fundamentals of business, operational management and strategy.

» ​Cyber Security Degree Apprenticeship (​Level 6)

Developed by today’s leading professionals to cultivate tomorrow’s cyber experts. Your staff will learn about current security threats and how to tackle them – and how to identify and mitigate future risks, keeping your business safe.

» ​Embedded Electronic Engineering Degree Apprenticeship (​Level 6)

A step up for future electronic engineers. Equip your staff with a prestigious BCS (hons) degree in Embedded Electronic Engineering from the University of Gloucestershire.

» Higher Apprenticeship in Health - Assistant Practitioner (Level 5)

Incorporating a foundation​ degree, we have worked closely with sector specialists, professional bodies and employers to create exceptional health care professionals through a programme that provides the skills required to meet local service needs.

»​ ​Paraplanning Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4)

Through our expert teaching, apprentices will develop the capabilities that are critical to t​he paraplanning role. Developed by industry leading professionals, this level 4 apprenticeship provides exciting opportunities in the financial services sector.​​​​

​Can't see the course you're looking for? 
Get in tou​ch with a membe​r of the team to find out how we can support your apprenticeship programme today. Email​ or give us a call on 01242 715400.

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"We think it will develop our people by helping them to acquire knowledge, skills and competencies across a broad range of subjects they don’t currently know about, and help them to think more strategically. This will naturally help their own professional development and enhance their career prospects, and will allow us to benefit from the broadening of their skills by deploying them to do more challenging and difficult work across the wider business."

Simon Amesbury, Resourcing Manager, ​​Superdry​​​​​​


If your business is registered in England and has a pay bill of less than £3 million each year, you're only required to pay 10% of the costs towards an apprenticeship, with the government paying the remaining 90%.

If your business is registered in England and has a pay bill of more than £3 million each year, apprenticeship costs will be funded by the apprenticeship levy.​

Get in touch​

If you'd like a member of the team to evaluate your apprenticeship programme or would like to find out more about higher and degree level apprenticeships at the University of Gloucestershire, email​ or give us a call on 01242 715467.​​​


Clarkson Evans​

"Many of our talented middle managers have moved through the ranks having completed apprenticeships earlier in their careers. They were all capable of going to university but chose a different path to employment. Degree apprenticeships are a way of helping our staff, who now relish the academic challenge of a degree, to do so whilst maintaining their critical roles in our business."

Lindsey Young, Chief Operating Officer​, Clarkson Evans



"We were very impressed with the University of Gloucestershire who placed us the employer at the heart of the decision making process from the off, from curriculum through to validation of the whole qualification. There was lots of support from the University to help us take this programme forward."

Nicola Green, Training & Development Lead, NHS Great Western Hospitals NHS Trust​​​