Degree apprenticeships are a cost-effective way of developing and training your staff, from school leavers through to experienced workers.

Nurture your own home-grown talent and guide their education at a leading university in a way that best suits their ambitions and your business needs.

From April 2017, all large employers have been contributing to the Apprenticeship Levy so it is important to make sure you enjoy the benefits of your investment.

Programmes are employer-led, ensuring they teach skills and knowledge relevant to the modern workplace.

Apprentices are employed by you so they understand the people, equipment and culture of your organisation.

We will work with you to ensure that training is tailored to attract and develop the talented and motivated employees who will boost your productivity and performance.


Benefits for employees

We’ve produced an employer guide to help employers understand what the University can offer.

Earn while you learn and progress in your career. An apprenticeship offers the perfect blend of internationally-recognised qualifications and valuable work experience.

Tuition fees are paid by your employer and the government, and you'll be paid a decent wage throughout your programme – which could mean a debt-free university experience.

Boost your career prospects by learning from industry experts in state-of-the-art higher education facilities while enjoying the security of a full-time job.

Work for an employer who believes so strongly in your potential that they are prepared to invest in your future.

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The University has developed a range of programmes available to employers of all sizes:


Nurse – A route to become a Registered Adult, Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurse including a Nursing Degree.

Nurse Associate –  Includes a Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care (Nursing Associate).

Social Worker - A route to becoming a Registered Social Worker. This apprenticeship includes a BA(Hons) Social Work, and successful completion of this programme allows apprentices the opportunity to apply for registration with Social Work England.

Operating Department Practitioner – Successful completion gives apprentices eligibility to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for registration to practice as an Operating Department Practitioner. Includes a BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practitioner.

Advanced Clinical Practitioner – A programme for qualified nurses and midwives to develop their skill sets to become Advanced Clinical Practitioners.


Levy paying organisations

From April 2017, large employers have been paying a levy of 0.5% of their payroll bill to create a £3 billion funding pot to use exclusively for apprenticeships.

Employers can draw down the value of their contribution – plus a 10% top-up donation from the Government - in vouchers which can be used to pay for apprenticeships through their Digital Account.

Use them or lose them! Levy vouchers expire if they are not spent within 2 years. A firm paying a £100k levy would recoup the full value with just four degree apprenticeships.

Vouchers can be spent on training, assessment and certification. Employers themselves pay the apprentice’s wages.


Non-levy paying organisations

Smaller employers can access funding at a 95% funded rate meaning that apprenticeships have never been as accessible.

Employers who have spent all of their levy but who want to offer more apprenticeships will receive Government support at the same generous rate as small employers.

Additional incentive payments may also be available depending on eligibility.

Apprenticeship sub-contracting statement

The University of Hull currently sub-contracts the delivery of functional skills qualifications as part of its apprenticeship delivery where required. This enables the University to widen participation in higher and degree apprenticeships in programmes where it is appropriate to commence the programme without evidence of qualifications in maths and / or English.By sub-contracting this element to a specialist local provider, following rigorous due diligence processes, we can ensure a high-quality experience with suitably qualified and experienced tutors. The list of subcontractors that the University uses is below:

  • HYA Training

The University of Hull does not charge a management fee and 100% of the funding for functional skills qualifications is passed to the subcontractor.