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:
Apprenticeships are available to both new and existing staff.
- enable us to grow our own talent and build a loyal and qualified workforce
- help tackle skill shortages
- attract enthusiastic talent with fresh ideas
- can be tailored to specific job roles, making them flexible to your team’s / department’s needs
- provide you with the skilled workers you need for the future
- increase employee satisfaction and loyalty and help reduce staff turnover
- be free – the university (in most circumstances) can draw down the levy to cover the cost of the apprenticeship.
New apprentices employed by the University will be paid as per the Apprenticeship Pay Scales which equates to 80% of the University salary scales. There is no set grade for apprentices and we advise you to share your plans with your HR Business Partner who will also be able to undertake a Job Evaluation of the role to establish the grade.
Current salary scales for apprenticeships
Please note that there will be no changes to the salaries of existing staff undertaking an apprenticeship.
Over the course of their apprenticeship, apprentices (new employees and existing staff) are entitled to have on aggregate at least 20% of their working week allocated to their study which may include attendance at college, an on-site visit from a tutor or project work.
To help managers discover the apprenticeships relevant to their areas of work, Organisational Development is able to search the Digital Apprenticeship Service for details of all current apprenticeships and their providers.