This page is for employers that are interested in employing an apprentice. If you would like to apply to be an apprentice, please visit our page for prospective apprentices.

About apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16, living in England. They are available at intermediate, advanced, higher and degree levels, and have varying entry requirements depending on the sector and a prospective apprentice's prior skills.

At Bournemouth University, we currently offer degree-level apprenticeships (level 6 - equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree and level 7 - equivalent to a Master’s degree). They are a great opportunity to ‘grow your own’ workforce and succession plan for the future. They also provide an excellent opportunity for your organisation to work together with Bournemouth University to build the skills that you require to deliver your business outcomes. Higher level apprentices study part-time at BU with degree apprenticeships usually taking between three and five years to complete. 

An apprenticeship is made up of the following components:

  • An academic course of study such as a degree 
  • A full-time paid job linked to the topic of study with clear outcomes for progression upon qualification
  • An assessment at the end of the programme of study (End Point Assessment)

Health and social care apprenticeships

Engineering apprenticeships

Through a partnership between Bournemouth University and Bournemouth and Poole College, two engineering degree apprenticeships are offered.

Business apprenticeships

Guidance for employers