funding for 16-18 year old new apprentices
Working together for excellence
We work with a diverse range of businesses and organisations, providing access to student talent, delivering excellent industry links and accreditations and access to our state-of-the-art, industry level facilities.
Our students are powerhouses of knowledge, talent and skills. Working in partnership with businesses, we deliver placement and graduate opportunities that support in business enhancement and growth. We also support businesses with a range of apprenticeship programmes, supporting in upskilling and reskilling their workforce to meet the changing needs of industry.
Businesses regularly engage with the University on a variety of projects and our development of our programmes, designed to shape the future of education and training in our region. To find out more about industry partnerships and working with University College Birmingham contact the team.
Our Strategic Employer Advisory Board meets and engages throughout the year to bring industry expertise and focus on enhancing our University experience and links to ensure our students are industry-ready. Find out more.
"We look forward to exploring even more opportunities with the region’s SMEs, major companies and corporations, organisations and industry bodies in a bid to increase students’ employability, help to bridge the skills gap and further strengthen the future economy.”
We work with more than 1,000 employers to provide placements for our students, enabling them to gain vital real-work experience.
Crucially, by becoming one of our employers, you tap into fresh perspective from creative, young minds and benefit from the growing skill sets and professionalism we instill in our students.
All of our students complete placement readiness sessions, that include topics such as, health and safety, safeguarding, in work etiquette, as well as industry specific information. These will be completed prior to starting their placement.
Placements range from 70 hours up to 750 hours as each course has its own different requirements. The structure of each student’s placement will be discussed with you before its commencement, so you are aware of their individual needs. Find out more in our employer handbook.
Placements range from day release, block or year-long models and can be paid or unpaid. The team will support with your preferred selection process and provide ongoing assistance during the placement period.
For more detailed information, please contact email@example.com
We help businesses to navigate the world of apprenticeships, from funding to finding the right qualification for your workforce.
bursary for care leaver apprentices and £1000 for the employer
Graduate and student employment
If you have a recruitment need for a graduate scheme/job or are looking to fill part or full-time vacancies, then we can help. You can contact us or register on our employability portal. The portal allows you to post jobs directly to our students.
We are constantly looking for employers to attend our careers fairs, events and inspire students by being a guest speaker. For more information, please contact the team.
Our industry links and partnerships
University College Birmingham is committed to ensuring our academic programmes and our students are skills-ready with industry engagement and insights at the core of everything…Read more
We are renowned for our industry links on a global scale. Whether we are working with businesses to provide students with great placements and work experience, coordinating int…Read more
University of Warwick accreditation
From January 2022, a wide range of our courses, as well as some higher level apprenticeships, will be accredited and awarded by the University of Warwick.Read more
Whatuni award winners 2023
University College Birmingham has won the International award and was crowned University of the Year runner-up in the 2023 Whatuni Student Choice Awards.Read more
Greater Birmingham & Solihull Institute of Technology
The Greater Birmingham & Solihull IoT specialises in Engineering and Manufacturing with a particular focus on higher technical education…Read more
Venue hire and conferencing
We have invested £160 million into our facilities since 2014 and businesses and organisations from all industry sectors make the most of this.
From the likes of Michel Roux Jr using our incredible training kitchens for his annual scholarship contest to sports professionals tapping into our cutting-edge new strength and conditioning suite and airlines using our replica plane cabin to train new recruits, we have facilities to benefit you.
We also have excellent conference room and meeting rooms that make a fantastic backdrop for events and functions, as recommended by the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce.
Getting entrepreneurs off the ground
The Hive Network, a part of Enterprise Hive, our service dedicated to helping student entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground, is a professional network from our Business School and helps businesses connect, offers support and has helped hundreds of companies grow.
Sustainability at University College Birmingham
We take sustainability very seriously and will use our position to embed sustainability across our operations and our place in the community an…Read More
Our economic impact
At University College Birmingham, we are supporting our region to grow and develop to ensure it meets its skills priorities. Independent analysis has identified that we ha…Read More