Apprenticeships for employers


Whether you are a small or medium-sized independent business or a large corporation, public or private sector, we have apprenticeships to benefit you.

Apprenticeships provide businesses with skilled workers for the future, ensuring employees are equipped with the skills they need to thrive in the company long term. Discover the ways in which you can partner with University College Birmingham to offer apprenticeships, including degree apprenticeships. This partnership can open avenues to tap into new talent and enhance the skills of your current workforce. 

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Our Apprenticeships

We offer the following apprenticeships:

  • Level 2 Commis Chef
  • Level 3 Chef De Partie
  • Level 3 Team Leader
  • Level 4 Building Services Engineering Technician
  • Level 5 Coaching Professional
  • Level 5 Operations Manager
  • Level 5 Assistant Practitioner
  • Level 5 Nursing Associate Integrated Degree Apprenticeship
  • Level 6 Adult Nursing Integrated Degree Apprenticeship
  • Level 6 Mental Health Nursing Integrated Degree Apprenticeship
  • Level 6 Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeships

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Why work with University College Birmingham?

  • Wide range of apprenticeships from Level 2 entry to Level 6 degree level
  • Apprenticeships in leadership, supervisory skills, business administration and hands-on trades such as cookery, engineering, construction and health.
  • £160 million investment in cutting-edge facilities for off-the-job training
  • Over 100 employers from across a spectrum of sectors work with us
  • We are passionate about learning and skills development with a purpose
  • Comprehensive support throughout the journey, from recruitment and onboarding to developing bespoke solutions and celebrating success

Why take on an apprentice?

Apprenticeships can be used to support existing staff of any age in their career development, learning new skills, knowledge and behaviours, as well as offering new talent opportunities to start their career within an organisation.

Crucially, apprentices can prove absolutely invaluable, from improving your bottom line to growing talent, filling a skills gap and motivating colleagues.

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Get government funding for new apprentices

From 1 April, employers can get up to £3,000 per new apprentice of any age, which is managed through your digital apprenticeship service account and is available until September. Contact us to find out how we can help you navigate access to this funding.

£ 1000

funding for 16-18 year old new apprentices

£ 3000

bursary for care leaver apprentices and £1000 for the employer

What our employers say

During Covid-19, apprentice Josh Parker-Davis proved to be worth his weight in gold to family-run Christopher's & The Peel Aldergate restaurant, where he did his on-the-job training for his Commis Chef Level 2 standard.


"We found ourselves in a situation where it was literally 'do or die' and started doing 'carry away' menus – classics, tapas, Sunday roasts, afternoon teas and savoury platters. Thankfully, the community was really supportive. Although we were working on reduced staff, we wanted Josh to continue to get his education and he responded really, really well, got stuck in and really stepped up to the mark – he got it."


Sarah Gill

General manager, Christopher's and The Peel Aldergate

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