Apprenticeships combine on-the-job training and academic study.
Designed by employers, for employers by Trailblazer Groups apprenticeships are industry-focused and driven.
Apprenticeships offer employers a highly affordable way to invest in new talent, reskill or upskill existing workforce (CPD).
Apprenticeships represent an ideal combination of on-the-job training and academic study, providing higher-level qualifications, including degrees, boosting your business with a skilled and qualified workforce.
Whether you're an employer who needs to develop skilled and qualified employees or a prospective apprentice who wants a head-start in the workplace, we'll guide you through your options.
We currently offer apprenticeships in the following areas:
The following has an anticipated start date of January 2021:
The following have an anticipated start date of October 2021:
As demand in the UK for high-calibre science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) graduates reaches unprecedented levels, our training offers innovative and cost-effective ways for your business to gain from the benefits of degree-level vocational training. Teaching is delivered by our highly-respected School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering.
We ensure our courses are professionally relevant by working closely with a range of health, social care and third party sector agencies, in particular Health Education East of England. We also have several fellows and honorary lecturers who are based in practice environments.
Our courses degrees meet the requirements of the Specification for Apprenticeship Standards England and the Core Competence and Knowledge Framework for the Assistant Practitioner Higher Apprenticeship Framework.
All apprenticeship vacancies should be advertised on the Find an Apprenticeship website as those still in education are being encouraged to register and receive updates on newly listed vacancies in the area they are interested in. The service is free and is the official job site for apprenticeships in England managed by the National Apprenticeship Service enabling your vacancy to be viewed and applied for nationally by candidates who register onto the website making it an easy and convenient way to attract and recruit apprentices. You can, of course, continue to advertise your vacancy on your own website.
We can upload your vacancy details for you, should you wish: you just need to provide a Job Description and Personal Specification (we can even assist you with templates should you need them) and, although the decision making process is employer led, we can manage the application process by checking applicants entry criteria and eligibility before you shortlist against your own requirements and invite applicants to interview.
Careers Services manage the University of Essex CareerHub vacancy board, which is a free service for organisations to advertise opportunities to both our current students and recent graduates. Once details are uploaded vacancies are usually published within 24 working hours.
Please contact the Apprenticeship Team if you have a vacancy you wish to advertise at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss options and next steps.
For apprentices starting on or after 1 April 2019, you’ll only have to pay 5% of the course fees as the government will fund 95%.
The government is making funding available to businesses who take on apprentices. We can help you access this funding (including Skills Funding Agency grants) and any appropriate incentive payments, ensuring that you get the best deal to suit your needs. Contact us to find out more.
The government wants to see 3 million apprentices in training by 2020 and introduced the Apprenticeship Levy in April 2017 to encourage business investment.
Please note: University of Essex is only able to work with Levy Paying Employers at present; however, this is subject to review so please contact us to register your interest.
You can get more detail on the Apprenticeship Levy from the Education and Skills Funding Agency. We can help you plan your apprenticeship strategy and how to make the best use of your levy contribution. Contact us to find out more. We can also advise on other grants that may be available.
Our Higher and Degree Apprenticeship Employer Handbook is a fully comprehensive reference guide which contains useful links to external websites for further reading.
Our aim is to ensure you are aware of, and understand, the apprenticeship end to end process. It contains information to keep you and your apprentice up to date and fully informed.
It will also be of benefit to those employers considering appointing an apprentice or upskilling an existing member of staff
Kick-start your career with a degree or higher apprenticeship. Earn while you learn and pay no tuition fees.
The University makes every effort to ensure that this information is accurate and up-to-date. Occasionally it can be necessary to make changes, for example to courses, facilities or fees. Examples of such reasons might include a change of law or regulatory requirements, industrial action, lack of demand, departure of key personnel, change in government policy, or withdrawal/reduction of funding. Changes to courses may for example consist of variations to the content and method of delivery of programmes, courses and other services, to discontinue programmes, courses and other services and to merge or combine programmes or courses. The University will endeavour to keep such changes to a minimum, and will also keep prospective students informed appropriately by updating our programme specifications.
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