As an employer there's a range of ways you can connect and work with CU Scarborough. We're currently seeking, pro-active, forward-thinking companies to work with. 

The basics

  • CU Scarborough is Coventry University Group’s campus on the Yorkshire coast. 
  • We are fast, dynamic and reactive – we listen and can deliver employer needs.
  • Coventry University is an organisation with a £400million annual turnover, and No13 ranked University in the UK (Guardian league table, 2019).
  • Our delivery models fit well around the working week (usually one-day release).
  • We are providing relevant and much-needed graduates to the Yorkshire coast region.

West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce Member


CMI HE Partner

Degree Apprenticeships

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

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

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 10% of the cost and the Government will co-fund this by 90%.

Non Levy paying employer

If you are a non-levy paying organisation the government will financially co-fund your apprenticeship training by contributing 90% of the costs and you will support this with the remaining 10%.


We currently offer the following courses:

The following degree and higher apprenticeships are coming to CU Scarborough soon – please drop us a line to be kept informed with developments.

Electrical/Electronic Technical Support Engineering // Operations/Departmental Manager // Associate Project Manager // Professional Accounting // Cyber Security Technologist // Healthcare Assistant Practitioner

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 belowPlease ensure that you click ‘Complete Registration’ after entering your information.

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 careers.cus@coventry.ac.uk.

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 careers.cus@coventry.ac.uk.

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 careers.cus@coventry.ac.uk.


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 careers.cus@coventry.ac.uk.