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By taking on a Degree Apprentice, employers can build effective relationships with budding business talent, and educate students on the needs of the industry through expert training.

Minimal Costs

Degree Apprenticeships come at a minimal cost to employers. The Government funds the majority of apprenticeships through the apprenticeship levy – whereby companies with a staff payroll over £3 million make a contribution of 0.5% of their payroll, paid into their Digital Account.

Additional funding is also available for employers with fewer than 50 employees if the apprentice is 18 years old, a 19-24-year-old care-leaver or is 19-24 years of age and has a Local Authority Education, Health and Care plan. State Aid rules will apply.

Company Allowance

All levy paying employers can use the funds in their Digital Account to fund apprenticeship training topped up with an additional 10% by the Government. From April 2018, levy paying employers will be able to transfer up to 10% of their digital allowance to another employer, to support local partners or grow their supply chain.

Non-levy paying employers must currently select apprenticeships from Training Providers with an ESFA contract to deliver training to non-levy paying organisations. Paying for apprenticeships through the Digital Apprenticeship Service should be available to non-levy paying organisations at some point during 2018.

Is My Company Eligible?

If the company already runs a training scheme, it does not make them ineligible to take on Degree Apprentices. Instead, such companies can work with Higher Education Institutions to align these with the requirements of the apprenticeship and build the future of their workforce.

What Apprenticeship programmes are currently available?

We also have a list of upcoming courses available.

Contact Information

Degree Apprenticeships Office