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Business Benefits

 

Apprenticeships have changed for the better, giving you more control and greater opportunities to address the skills shortage in your sector. With widely reported skills shortages in construction, engineering, health care and management, Coventry University is offering apprenticeships in these sectors to support you. Reduce your future recruitment costs and gain an advantage over your competitors - now is the perfect time to develop your own talent.

 

Benefits for employers

In addition, employers can benefit in a number of ways from employing an apprentice. These include:

  • Develop job-specific skills and competencies that meet the needs of your business
  • Attract and retain good quality candidates with the potential to progress
  • Learning is tailored to the workplace and can be aimed at filling specific skills gaps
  • Apprenticeship Levy payers can use their Levy to pay for apprenticeships
  • Non-Levy payers can get 90% of the cost of tuition and assessment funded through the Levy.
  • Engage existing staff as they provide mentoring and support
  • Reduced payroll bill; employers of apprentices under the age of 25 are not required to pay secondary Class 1 Employer National Insurance contributions on earnings up to the upper Earnings Limit
 

In addition to the financial incentives, Department for Education (DfE) data confirms that apprenticeships improve businesses in a number of ways: 

DfE Apprenticeship Core Brief - November 2016)

Employee retention

  • 71% of apprentices stay with the same employer upon completion of the apprenticeship
  • Apprenticeships offer businesses and public sector organisations an opportunity to help build a pool of high-quality future recruits for their sector.

Productivity

  • 76% of employers say that productivity has improved.
  • Apprenticeships boost productivity to businesses by on average £214 per week.

Competitiveness

  • 75% of employers report that apprenticeships improved the quality of their product or service.

Return on investment

  • Learning and assignments are linked to the apprentices’ own work roles, so they are able to apply their growing skills and knowledge to the business as soon as the apprenticeship starts, giving return on investment from day one.

 (Data taken from the DfE Apprenticeship Core Brief - November 2016)

 

Our apprenticeship subjects

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Business and Administration

Higher and degree apprenticeships in Business & Administration enable employers to develop first class leadership talent for their organisations.

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Childcare and Education

This apprenticeship provides theoretical and practical learning modules that underpin knowledge and understanding of concepts of education and teaching.

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Construction

These programmes bring together disciplines linking understanding of natural environments and resources with the production of built environments.

 
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Digital and Technology

Digital and technological apprenticeships equip learners with the knowledge and professional skills needed for the jobs of today and the future.

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Engineering & Manufacturing

Situated in the historical heart of UK manufacturing, Coventry University enjoys a global reputation for research and teaching in engineering and manufacturing.

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Health and
 
Science

A Nursing apprenticeship gives learners the opportunity to work in a range of different roles, with a variety of service users, families and carers, and healthcare professionals.

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Legal, finance & accounting

These programmes equip apprentices to provide legal, financial and accountancy services to internal and external clients.

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Social Care

Apprenticeships that provides theoretical and practical learning modules that underpin knowledge and understanding of concepts of social care education and training.

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Policing

These programmes provide both theoretical and practical learning modules that underpin knowledge and concepts of education and training of the police.