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Degree Partnerships

Benefits of a degree apprenticeship

Having a strategy to utilize your degree apprenticeship Levy payments could directly influence your organisational performance and productivity. You will be able to respond to the needs of your business by accessing programmes which address important skills gaps, create opportunities for the development of your employees and gain direct access to cutting-edge knowledge. 

Degree apprenticeships - how to retain your top talent

Grow and nurture your own talent

Whether you choose to upskill and develop existing employees or attract new, highly motivated talent to your organisation, degree apprenticeships provide an opportunity to train and develop your workforce to meet the demands of your business. Investing in career development generates motivation and loyalty as well as job satisfaction resulting in employees who are committed to your business for the long-term. We’ll work in collaboration with you to shape customised programmes that drive creativity, skills, enterprise and innovation.

Cost effective training solutions

Make your training and development budget stretch further by tapping into government funding:

  • If you’re a levy-paying employer, you can use the funds in your account to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment (a funding band maximum exists).
  • If you’re a non-levy-paying employer, you can share the cost of the apprenticeship training with the government.

Find out more on our government funding pages.

Opportunities for all levels across multiple sectors

We offer apprenticeships at both undergraduate and postgraduate level providing development opportunities for all ages and career stages. Our programmes span across business and finance, computer science, engineering and health.

Discover our degree apprenticeship programmes.

Flexible work-based learning

Apprentices become valuable, productive members of your team from day one, spending the majority of their time in the workplace utilising the skills and knowledge they’ve gained along the way.

Direct access to the most innovative research in your sector

Apprentices are taught by academics who are industry experts and active researchers, sharing the latest discoveries and their practical applications through their teaching. Apprentices will be inspired to bring this research into your business, sharing knowledge and generating creativity across your organisation.

Industry accreditation

Many of our degree apprenticeships are accredited with leading global accrediting bodies, meaning apprentices have the opportunity to gain a professional accreditation alongside their apprenticeship programme. The University of Exeter Business School is a leader in the field of financial services education, and we are proud to be among the 1% of the best global institutions to gain ‘Triple Crown’ accreditation from the three largest and most influential business school accreditation organisations worldwide: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

Supporting you all the way

Our dedicated programme leads and University mentors, as well as a relationship manager ensure that employers are supported and actively involved in the development of their employees and benefit from opportunities to feed directly into programme improvements.