Answered By: Apprenticeships Team
Last Updated: Jul 06, 2021 Views: 47

For employers

Apprenticeships provide a solution to businesses across all industries by offering a cost effective route to attract fresh talent and to invest in workforce development. If you have trained staff with the right skills for the job, they can do a wider range of tasks and take on new responsibilities. University of Northampton have lots of information available for employers on the benefits of Apprenticeships.

There are many benefits of apprenticeships for employers. Some of these include:

  • Attracting fresh talent
  • Reducing skill shortages
  • Minimising staff turnover
  • Improving customer experience
  • Increased productivity

Training and development set businesses apart in a competitive market place, enabling you to attract the best talent and to enhance your business brand.

For students

A University of Northampton Degree apprenticeship will enable you to study for a higher level qualification and gain you professional recognition, all whilst earning a full time salary gaining invaluable workplace experience. They are open to any age group over 18. We have lots of information for you on how Apprenticeships can help you.

You will spend most of the week at work (a minimum of 30 hours) watching, learning and getting stuck in. You will be learning from colleagues across all levels of the business, typically working closely with someone more senior who will review your progress and coach you. You will also spend time attending the university, training at work and online. Some apprenticeships use a combination of options; your employer will decide which method works best.

The Apprenticeship Team can be contacted at apprenticeships@northampton.ac.uk and will be happy to help you.