Benefits for your organisation
Develop skills in your workforce
A degree apprenticeship is an opportunity to find and develop skills that your workforce needs. You design a programme that trains apprentices to have the right expertise and build talent within your organisation.
Improve productivity and quality
Apprentices make your product and service better and they help you to deliver it more effectively. They'll bring up-to-date skills from their programme into your workplace and use their new expertise to work through your organisation's challenges as part of their curriculum.
Recruit and retain better staff
Results show an increase in staff satisfaction at organisations with a degree apprenticeship programme. You'll recruit from a group of talented potential apprentices and retain your best employees through ongoing workforce development.
Our work with the public sector
We deliver workforce development programmes and provide public sector higher education focused on practice-based learning for policing, nursing and teaching.
Our expert practitioners work in partnership with public sector employers to enhance how their team works together and how they provide exceptional services to their clients.
Levy, funding and grants
We've put together some guidance to help you understand how to pay for your apprenticeship and to get value from your investment.
Funding through the Apprenticeship Levy
In April 2017, the Government introduced a compulsory levy for all companies with an annual payroll of more than £3m. The amount you pay will be 0.5% of your total payroll costs and it is collected through PAYE. The money you pay is topped up with 10% by the Government.
If you're a business in England, you can directly access their money through the Digital Apprenticeships Service. You can also select training providers and assessors, pay for training, and post vacancies. If you don't spend the money on apprenticeship training then it expires 24 months after it's issued.
Non-levy paying employers
Support with apprenticeship costs
If you're a non-levy paying employer then you'll share the cost of training and assessing your apprentices with government – this is called ‘co-investment’.
You'll pay 10% of the cost of training your apprentice and the government will pay 90% up to the funding band maximum.
If you're an employer paying the apprenticeship levy, you can make a transfer to fund apprenticeships in another organisation. Get more information from gov.uk.
If you don't pay the levy, register on the Find an Apprenticeship Serviceto receive a transfer from another employer.
Getting started with degree apprenticeships
Find out how we'll work closely with you to develop and deliver a degree apprenticeship programme that's tailored for your business and where you want to go.
1. Arrange an initial consultation
Get in touch with us so we can find out more about your organisation, what you want to achieve from your degree apprenticeship programme and how to fully utilise your Digital Levy funds.
2. Look for the right apprenticeship for your organisation
We can make sure you get the most out of a degree apprenticeship by helping you to:
- Review your workforce development strategy;
- Carry out a skills audit and help you identify future leaders;
- Calculate the value of levy funds available; and
- Match apprenticeships with the skills you need.
3. Recruit your apprentice
We can support you to recruit the right people. We can help you assess new candidates and existing members of your workforce who want to join the degree programme.
4. Set up your systems and access your Digital Account
Middlesex University’s Centre for Apprenticeships and Skills will provide the professional support you need to understand what you're required to do when employing an apprentice. We can guide you through initial legal and operational compliance, and further support you throughout the apprenticeship journey. We can also help you set up and access your digital levy payments to fund your apprenticeships.
5. Introduce your apprentice to Middlesex
Apprentices are part of our student community - like any other learner. They can make the most of our outstanding learning environment and be supported by University tutors to help them achieve their learning goals.