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Apprenticeships have changed.  Apprenticeships can now be accessed by anyone aged 16 to retirement either seeking employment or already in a job. Apprenticeships are available from GCSE level up to master’s degree level, covering an increasing number of professions, and with the University paying the new apprenticeship levy, the cost of an apprenticeship is likely to be already covered.  Apprenticeships are available to both new and existing staff.

For the learner …

… an alternative way to develop your career

If you are already in work you may find yourself in the position where you are looking to:

  • Improve your knowledge and skills to help further your career
  •  Improve your chances of being considered for a specific job
  • Try something new

Apprenticeships provide that opportunity offering a mix of on-the-job training with ‘classroom’ learning to develop the knowledge and skills you need to achieve a nationally recognised qualification and enhance your career prospects.

Apprenticeships are available to both new and existing staff!

As the University is paying the new apprenticeship levy, the cost of an apprenticeship is likely to be already covered.

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For the manager …

… an alternative way to build your team

An apprenticeship is a real job with training allowing the apprentice to achieve a nationally recognised qualification whilst earning a salary.

  • Apprenticeships can enable us to grow our own talent and build a loyal and qualified workforce.  Some of the benefits of apprenticeships are:
  •  Apprenticeships can help tackle skill shortages
  • Apprenticeships can attract enthusiastic talent with fresh ideas
  • They can be tailored to specific job roles, making them flexible to your team’s / department’s needs
  • Apprenticeships provide you with the skilled workers you need for the future.
  • Apprenticeships can increase employee satisfaction and loyalty and help reduce staff turnover.
  • As the University is paying the new apprenticeship levy, the cost of an apprenticeship is likely to be already covered

Apprenticeships are available to both new and existing staff!

If you are considering taking on an apprentice or offering an apprenticeship to a current member of staff please contact your HR/OD Business Partner to discuss your needs 

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Note for Managers

New apprentices employed by the University will be paid 80% of the salary for the grade of that role.  As the grade of the role is likely to be determined by HERA (job evaluation scheme) you are advised to discuss this along with any other aspects of apprenticeships with your HR Business Partner.

Current salary scales for apprenticeships are available via this link.

Please note that there will be no changes to the salaries of existing staff undertaking an apprenticeship.

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What does Aston provide?

Currently available:

 September 2017 start:

  • Senior Leader (Masters level)
  • Computer Science (Masters level)
  • Healthcare Professional (degree level)
  • Academic Professional (Masters level)
  • Embedded Electronic Systems (degree level)

 Coming soon!

  • Leader (Masters level)
  • Computer Science (Masters level)
  • Healthcare Professional (degree level)
  •  Academic Professional (Masters level)
  • Embedded Electronic Systems (degree level)

   September 2018 start:

  • Nuclear Engineer and Nuclear Scientist (degree level)
  • Professional Engineer
  • Logistics and Supply Chain (degree level)
  • Rail
  • Power Engineering

 Did you know...? 

Aston University was the first university in the country to offer degree apprenticeships! Click here to find out more.