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Apprenticeships: Information for employers

We have been successfully delivering higher and degree apprenticeships since 2015, providing training solutions to a wide range of businesses across the public and private sector.

If you are interested in finding out more about apprenticeships at NTU and the support available to employers who take on an apprentice request a call back from a member of our Apprenticeships team will be in contact to discuss your options.

The Government has announced that it is to continue to offer a £3k incentive for employers taking on new apprentices up to 31 January 2022 – an extension to the previous 30 September 2021 deadline.
This applies to employees who started after 1 April 2021, with no limit on how many apprentices a particular employer can take on. Learn more here

Benefits for small to medium-sized organisations (less than 250 employees)

  • We can alleviate the pressures of SMEs looking to access apprenticeships by providing support with recruitment, facilitating levy transfers and providing free mentor training so you can focus on your business objectives.
  • Apprenticeships provide you with a productive and effective way to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled, and qualified workforce.
  • We work closely with businesses to create courses that are built and adapted to the immediate needs of organisations like yours, to ensure apprentices are trained in line with your company’s priorities.
  • Apprenticeships provide you with an opportunity to diversify your workforce, bringing in new ideas to your organisation and actively aiding succession planning.
  • Apprenticeships act as a cost-effective solution to expand your business and develop new departments to aid company growth and innovation.

Benefits for large organisations

  • Apprenticeships are an effective way to use Government funding to upskill your employees by gaining internationally recognised qualifications.
  • Apprenticeships can improve the reputation and service delivery of your company: 90% of apprentices staying in their place of work after completion.
  • We work closely with you to support your employees, developing the skills and knowledge directly relevant and beneficial to their day-to-day job.
  • We can provide you with access to a dedicated apprenticeships team, all with extensive commercial experience or working alongside large organisations to deliver effective apprenticeship solutions tailored to your business.

Available apprenticeships

Take a look at the higher and degree apprenticeships we have on offer. Apprentices will need to meet our entry requirements, which differ depending on the programme. Browse our current apprenticeship vacancies here.

Business and Administration

Childcare and Education

Level 6 Teacher Degree Apprenticeship
Leading to Qualified Teacher Status


Level 6 Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship (Building Surveyor Pathway)
Studying BSc (Hons) Building Surveying

Level 6 Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship (Quantity Surveyor Pathway)
Studying BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management

Level 6 Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship (Real Estate)
Studying BSc (Hons) Real Estate

Level 6 Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship
Studying BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

Level 7 Architect Degree Apprenticeship
Studying MArch Architecture in Practice


Level 6 Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Degree Apprenticeship
Studying BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineering)

Level 6 Data Scientist Degree Apprenticeship
Studying BSc (Hons) Data Science

Level 7 Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist Masters Apprenticeship
Studying MSc Digital and Technology Solutions (Data Analytics)

Food and Drink

Level 3 Food Technologist Advanced Apprenticeship
Studying Level 3 Diploma in Food Technology

Level 6 Food Industry Technical Professional Degree Apprenticeship
Studying BSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology

Level 4 Hygiene Specialist Higher Apprenticeship
Certificate of Higher Education as a Hygiene Specialist

Health and Science

Level 5 Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship
Studying Nursing Associate Foundation Degree

Level 6 Healthcare Science Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship
Studying BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science

Level 6 Paramedic Degree Apprenticeship
Studying BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science

Level 6 Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship
Studying BSc (Hons) Nursing

Level 6 Laboratory Scientist Degree Apprenticeship
Studying BSc (Hons) Chemistry


Level 7 Solicitor Masters Apprenticeship
Studying LLB (Hons) Law and LLM

Social Care

Level 6 Social Worker Degree Apprenticeship
Studying BA (Hons) Social Work

Upcoming Apprenticeships

Take a look at the higher and degree apprenticeships we have coming up.

Agriculture, environmental and animal care

Level 7 Ecologist Masters Apprenticeship
Studying MSc Biodiversity Conservation

Childcare and education

Level 5 Learning and Skills Teacher Higher Apprenticeship
Qualification to be confirmed


Level 6 Construction Quantity Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship
Studying BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management

Level 6 Construction Site Management Degree Apprenticeship
Studying BSc (Hons) Construction Management

COVID-19 guidance for NTU apprentices and apprentice employers

We understand that things are different at the moment, but NTU remains committed to supporting apprentices and employers in building the skills and capabilities the country needs now and in the future.

We've put together the key information you need to know about being an apprentice employer including guidance on changes in circumstances, funding and pay and assessments.

Find guidance and advice for apprentice employers during the pandemic.

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