Apprenticeships are a cost-effective way of injecting new knowledge, talent, and skills into your business. All types of businesses can benefit from apprenticeships. Degree Apprenticeships present an opportunity not only for large levy-paying organisations, but also SMEs who, depending on their size and pay bill, could be eligible for government funding.  The Apprenticeship Team at Nottingham Business School can help guide you through the different routes to funding an apprenticeship, no matter your company’s size.

SMEs can claim full funding for an apprentice aged 21 or under at the time of enrolment or by seeking a levy transfer via the Digital Apprenticeship Service.

Nottingham Business School has supported more than 180 organisations with professionally accredited apprenticeships for marketers, aspiring managers, and senior leaders. From global brands like Boots and Rolls-Royce to SMEs and start-ups across the public, private and third sectors, apprentices will join a diverse and supportive learning community with the aim of providing impact for your organisation.

The following programmes are now open for applications.

Apprenticeship programmes at Nottingham Business School are designed to meet the needs of businesses. Apprentices will apply their learning directly to their workplace and deliver both personal and professional impact.

Becky Valentine, who completed the Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship, said: “I was particularly attracted to the applied nature of the course. Focusing each assignment on my company allowed me to make an immediate positive impact from the new knowledge, skills, and behaviours I developed.”

Katherine Robinson, who completed the Level 6 Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship, said: “I am more informed in my judgements and therefore able to challenge peers and senior leaders in my workplace using my own knowledge and experience. Having that theoretical knowledge to back up my thoughts and opinions has allowed me to have a balanced view when I am sharing ideas and challenging others.”

Who can you put forward for an apprenticeship?

You can choose to recruit a new member of staff or elect an existing staff member to undertake an apprenticeship. An apprentice must fulfil the entry criteria to be accepted onto the course. They must also be in full time employment (working a minimum of 30 hours a week) and be contracted for at least the same length of time as the apprenticeship course.

Find out more about apprenticeships at Nottingham Business School,  e-mail us at [email protected], or register to join our next online briefing:

Senior Leader Apprenticeship (SLA) and Executive MBA Briefing | Nottingham Trent University

Level 6 Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship Online Briefing | Nottingham Trent University

Level 6 Digital Marketer Degree Apprenticeship Online Briefing | Nottingham Trent University