University of Kent Centre for Higher Degree Apprenticeships

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Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships at Kent explained for employers and students.

About Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships

Higher and degree apprenticeships are a partnership between the University and the employer. Apprentices are employed and paired  with experienced staff in order to learn relevant skills. Tailored university programmes equip apprentices with the most appropriate theoretical and practical knowledge.

Experienced provider

The University of Kent has worked in partnership with leading employers to deliver apprenticeships since 2011.

We have initially worked with global companies such as GSK, Pfizer and AstraZeneca to train their life sciences and chemical science professionals. We are now working with a mixture of SMEs and large companies. We are now working with a mixture of SMEs and large companies from a range of areas – business and administration, construction, engineering and manufacturing, health and science.

The launch of the Centre for Higher and Degree Apprenticeships in 2016 means we can offer a wider range of apprenticeships to meet employers’ organisational needs.

The apprenticeship levy

Since May 2017, larger employers have been required by the government to contribute to an apprenticeship training levy, with the government topping up funds by 10%.  And, for smaller employers, the government pays up to 100% (if not then typically 90%) of apprenticeship training costs.    


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Get in touch

We can help and advise you every step of the way, from an initial discussion about your needs through to quality assurance and fully managed apprenticeships.  

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