This page is for employers that are interested in employing an apprentice or upskilling existing employees through an apprenticeship programme.

If you are an individual interested in undertaking an apprenticeship, please visit our page for prospective apprentices.

About apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is not just a job; it is a win-win scenario benefiting both the employer and the individual, as it enhances workforce skills, leading to a significant boost in economic productivity. 

Building your workforce together

At Bournemouth University, we offer degree-level apprenticeships at a level 6, which are equivalent to undergraduate level study and level 7 which is equivalent to a master's level study.  

They are a great opportunity to ‘grow your own’ trained workforce and succession plan for your future workforce. 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 usually study part-time at BU with apprenticeships taking between 18 months and five years to complete depending on the apprenticeship standard.

What is a degree level apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a combination of academic study and application of skills learned back in the workplace. 

Employers must allow Apprentices working 30 hours or more a week an average of 6 hours a week as a minimum to devote to their studies. This is known as their Off-the-Job training allowance. A guide to what can be counted as Off-the-Job time can be found on this webpage. You might also want to watch a webinar delivered by the Department of Education, which helps give further details. 

Our current apprenticeships can be seen below, however if you would like to discuss new apprenticeship opportunities for your workforce, please email: [email protected]   

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