Employee Apprenticeship Scheme Information Session

Drop in session for staff to find out more about employee apprenticeship opportunities

As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2023, the University of Essex is keen to raise general awareness of apprenticeships.


Did you know that not only is the University of Essex an apprenticeship training provider, but also can offer apprenticeships as part of our suite of learning and development opportunities for staff?

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.  Alongside on-the-job training, apprentices spend the equivalent of at least 6 hours a week completing off-the-job learning.  Apprenticeships are designed by employers, so they reflect the relevant knowledge, skills and behaviours that businesses need. They are available from level 2 (equivalent to GCSEs) through to level 7 (equivalent to a master’s degree) and there are over 600 different apprenticeship standards available

Why not come along to this information session and find out about potential apprenticeship opportunities for new and/or existing staff?

Are you a line manager looking for a way of upskilling and supporting your team members with approved formal accredited training directly relevant to a specific occupational area (such as finance, procurement, administration, customer services, project management, coaching, business analysis, team leading)?  Or are you a hiring manager looking for a way of recruiting to a vacancy on a developmental basis (with formal training attached)?

Are you a member of staff with training needs (that you are discussing with your line manager) who might be wondering if an apprenticeship might be of interest to you?  Are you looking for a way of gaining a professional qualification/membership linked with your job role that might be feasible through an apprenticeship route?

Did you know we have an employer levy pot that can cover the cost of staff apprenticeship training and assessment?

Drop in to this session and have a chat with the Employee Apprenticeship Manager and other colleagues. Come and ask any questions you may have about the scheme, such as:

  • available apprenticeship standards,
  • application processes,
  • eligibility,
  • levy funding, or
  • what either doing an apprenticeship yourself or hiring an apprentice might involve.