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At CU, we work directly with you as an employer to support recruitment.

Students at CU Scarborough undertake vocational degree courses which are designed with employer expectations in mind. Successful graduates leave us with practical skills and up-to-date knowledge ready to be put into practice. All degrees are awarded and accredited by Coventry University.

Promote your vacancies free of charge

Connect with our talented students and graduates directly, at no cost. The Handshake online platform allows you to register and promote your vacancies.

Tailored consultation with the Business Development Team

Your recruitment strategy matters to us. Help us get to know your business, and we can support you to target the right potential candidates.

Support available includes online vacancy promotion, help to develop your brand, recruitment and selection support, employer events, and support to source a student for a specific project/business need or short-term internship (with some funding options available).

Please get in touch to find out more.

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02477 659 678

Degree Apprenticeships

Our degree apprenticeships provide the opportunity to nurture your own talent and enhance your business, in partnership with Apprenticeships Coventry University. 

Better Futures Apprenticeship logo part of the Coventry University group

Enrolling existing employees, or hiring a new apprentice, is a fantastic way to inject new energy and ideas into an organisation, and build your talent base for sustainable growth and success. Your employee gains a degree from Coventry University, while the business can reap the benefits from week one.

Degree Apprenticeships offer a huge range of benefits, for example they could allow your business to: 

  • Grow high level skills
  • Increase productivity
  • Develop in-house talent
  • Attract new talent
  • Apply learning to your business immediately

We also offer Higher Apprenticeships – Level 4 and 5 qualifications – the equivalent to the first or second year of a degree.

Fees and funding

Levy-paying employer

If you operate in England and the annual payroll of your organisation is over £3million, you’ll be required to pay 0.5% of your payroll (over £3 million) into a Digital Levy account. To reclaim this money, you must use it specifically for apprenticeship programmes starting after 1 May 2017.

The Government will top up the employer’s Digital Levy account with a 10% bonus, so effectively you will draw £1.10 for every £1.00 you put in.

Once you have exceeded the spend on your Digital Levy account you will then move to the co-funded model where you will pay 5% of the cost and the Government will co-fund this by 95%.

Non Levy-paying employer

If you are a non-levy paying organisation the government will financially co-fund your apprenticeship training by contributing 95% of the costs and you will support this with the remaining 5%. This change in funding is effective from 1 April 2019.


We currently offer the following courses:

The following degree and higher apprenticeships are coming to CU Scarborough soon – please drop us a line using the contact from below to be kept informed with developments.
Operations/Departmental Manager // Public Health Practitioner // Teacher // Teaching Assistant // Technologist 

Contact us

For information on any of our degree apprenticeship or higher apprenticeship courses, to discuss your options further or for assistance with any other queries, please contact CU Scarborough using the form below.

Recruitment & Vacancies

We’re working hard to create highly employable and work-ready graduates for the region. If you have vacancies - work experience, placement opportunities or employment - which may be suitable for graduates, and would like further information on how we can help, please let us know.

If you have an apprenticeship vacancy you would like to advertise, or indeed if you would like to recruit a potential apprentice yourself, you can register your interest with our matching service.

For more information please contact

Events for Employers

CU Scarborough Careers Fairs are a great way to:

  • Raise awareness of your organisation and the opportunities you are offering.
  • Make connections with CU Scarborough staff.
  • Discuss your opportunities in more detail with potential applicants and encourage suitable candidates to apply.

Our services are free of charge to all employers so please get in touch, and we will keep you informed as events are planned. For more information please contact

Networking events

Our regular Business Breakfasts provide an opportunity to find useful contacts and hear from guest speakers. Please email for the date of our next event.

Employer Led Talks

Getting involved in workshops or talks is a great way to raise your profile on campus, and gives you the opportunity to meet enthusiastic students, and help them understand what employers are looking for in their future employees.

For more information please contact


CU Scarborough offers a placements service which can yield significant benefits to your company:

  • Cost-effective form of recruitment.
  • Students bring new ideas and up-to-date knowledge.
  • You will have the opportunity to assess students' potential for future employment.
  • Students can work on projects which staff have previously been unable to devote time to.
  • There is a possibility for your staff to gain experience supervising students.
  • Good public relations, as your organisation is seen to be investing in the future.
  • Opportunity to forge stronger partnership links with CU Scarborough.

Work placements for students can vary from full-year placements to short placements either in the summer or undertaken for short periods during the year as part of their course requirements.

For more information please contact

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