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For Employers

Degree apprenticeships are developed with industry in mind to better meet the needs of employers.

A degree apprenticeship combines academic study at university with on-the-job training in the workplace. Designed in partnership with industry to meet professional standards, degree apprenticeships are a great way to attract and retain talent for your business, boost productivity and up-skill your workforce.

This alternative route to higher level qualifications can be accessed by both your current employees or used as a tool to attract new talent to your business.

  • Develop and up-skill your workforce in a cost-effective manner
  • Recruit and develop ambitious, motivated students
  • Increase retention by offering your workforce the chance to develop and progress
  • Tailor apprentices' learning to your business requirements
  • Work around your commitments with a flexible range of study options for students including block delivery at University and online learning

Apprenticeship Levy

The government is committed to achieving three million apprenticeship starts by summer 2020. To fund the increase in apprenticeships, the government is introducing an apprenticeship levy from April 2017.

Employers with pay bills of over £3 million, will be required to pay a levy which can only be reclaimed to fund Apprenticeship training.

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Apprenticeships we currently offer

“The Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity for students to gain crucial industry experience at the same time as achieving a RICS accredited, degree level qualification. We’re also really pleased that this opportunity is available at our local University!” Jill Roberts, Morgan Sindall

We are also working with a range of employers to develop degree apprenticeships in the following areas;

  • Business and Management
  • Engineering
  • Health
  • Construction Project Management
  • Digital

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Whether you want help recruiting an apprentice, or want to find out more about how apprenticeships at the University of Salford could work for your business, contact the team at