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Here for business

Working together with businesses is at the heart of what we do.

Through our collaborations we ensure that employers have access to the skills they need for growth, and our graduates have access to rewarding career opportunities.

From providing incubation space to start-ups, through to delivering apprenticeships for global brands, we have something to offer every employer – whatever their sector or size.

Since 2015, we have trained nearly 1,600 apprentices, for more than 200 clients. 87% of the employers we work with rate our apprenticeships as ‘good’ or ‘excellent’ overall.

Higher and degree apprenticeships

Discover why our apprenticeships are rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted.

Gloucestershire Business School

The Gloucestershire Business School, located on our Oxstalls campus, opened in 2017 as part of a £20 million development.

This state-of-the-art facility has been designed by business, for business.

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Each year, more than 3,000 of our students undertake an industry placement sharing their skills with employers across the globe.
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The Growth Hub

The Gloucester Growth Hub (based at our Oxstalls Campus) has welcomed more than 30,000 people through its doors since it opened in 2014.

We work with businesses to help accelerate their growth through workshops, collaboration and business support.

It’s estimated that The Growth Hub will result in an economic boost of £48.4 million by 2025.

What our partners say

First and foremost, I think, is to recognise just how responsive the university has been. When I came to the county we didn’t even have a nursing degree programme. Not only have we now got a well-established nursing degree, we have got a number of other professional programmes being run by what is a growing and thriving faculty of health services, health sciences and health care.

Deborah Lee, Chief Executive of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Completing the Senior Leadership programme has helped me in various ways. One of the main aspects is around the legitimacy of being a senior manager and having a qualification that matches that

Lynette Barrett, Chief Executive of National Star and Graduate of our Senior Leader Apprenticeship

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