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Work with us to develop talent in your workforce

When you partner with us, we'll work closely together to develop and deliver a leading-edge degree apprenticeship programme for your workforce. And we'll support you with dedicated account management, help with recruitment, funding and finance as well as reporting and assessment.

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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.

Why partner with us

Our experience in business

We work with professionals and industry leaders to explore how to enhance employees' skills and knowledge through work-based learning. We've developed higher education qualifications and degrees, including degree apprenticeships, in areas like construction, business management and sales and digital technology.

Our long-standing experience and the recognised high quality of our programmes has established us as a leader in professional education in the UK and internationally.

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.

  • Work-based learning experts

    • Awards and commendations
      • Queen's Anniversary Prize for innovation in work-based learning
      • Higher Education Academy Centre of Excellence for work-based learning
      • HEFCE-listed degree apprenticeship case study
      • The largest HEFCE workforce development project in the country
      • One of only two UK HEIs awarded a Skills Funding Agency project to develop higher and degree apprenticeship
      • QAA commendations for work-based learning
    • Designations, listings and case studies
      • European Commission best practice case study for university-business collaboration through work-based learning
    • Memberships
      • Membership of the QAA Advisory Group to develop the higher and degree apprenticeship Characteristics Statement
    • Project awards and funding

Best practice in apprenticeships

We're leading the way in defining best practice in the development and delivery of public sector apprenticeships to help organisations and education providers train the qualified, skilled workers needed to deliver essential public services.

Read the report - our 'Best Practices in work-integrated learning for degree apprenticeships' report is based on insight from our national project to develop and launch apprenticeships for police officers, nurses, teachers and social workers working with public sector partners.

Catch up on the conference - we hosted a national conference with workshops, speakers and panel sessions to explore the topic in depth.

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.

Levy transfers

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.

Degree apprenticeships

Policing

  • Police Constable

Nursing and Healthcare

  • Registered Nurse
  • Nursing Associate
  • Healthcare Science Practitioner

Social Worker

  • Social Worker (subject to validation)

Digital and Technology Solutions Professional

  • Digital and Technology Solutions Professional

Business to Business Sales Professional

  • Business to Business Sales Professional

Leadership and Management

  • Chartered Manager
  • Senior Leader (MBA)

Teaching

  • Teacher

Academic Professional

  • Academic Professional

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