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Degree apprenticeships for employers

Degree apprenticeships offer an apprentice the opportunity to combine working while studying for a degree.

Apprentices work for 30 hours a week and flexible learning modes include day or block release, distance or blended learning (traditional classroom and online learning).Their tuition fees are paid by the employer and the government.

What are the benefits for employers?

  • Attract and retain talented employees; and
  • Opportunity to tap into other resources and services for businesses within Kingston University.

Degree apprenticeship programmes at Kingston University

Kingston University are offering new degree apprenticeship courses in civil engineering, aircraft engineering and healthcare. Please visit our undergraduate course pages for further information.

How will apprenticeships be funded?

From April 2017 all employers with a pay bill over £3 million per annum will be required to pay a new apprenticeship levy. This can then be used to fund apprenticeship training within your organisation through a new digital service account.

There are currently around 1,000 degree apprenticeships in the UK. The government has made a pledge to increase the number of apprenticeships starts to 3 million by 2020.  

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