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Benefits for you as the employer

  • attract and retain top talent
  • demonstrate your commitment to staff investment
  • enhance and develop your workforce
  • fill higher-level skill gaps
  • grow your business
  • improve business performance
  • increase productivity
  • receive government funding and use your levy payments to pay for course fees.

How we help you

If you're thinking of recruiting a degree apprentice or would like to upskill your existing workforce we can help with your recruitment process.

We can give you advice on:

  • advertising a vacancy and finding the right candidate
  • apprenticeship levy and funding
  • developing a new apprenticeship
  • exploring current workplace opportunities
  • recruiting an apprentice.

How it works

Our higher and degree apprenticeships are specifically designed in partnership with employers and professional bodies, enabling us to tailor them to your needs. At Teesside University we work with organisations across all sectors and are approved by the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

Your apprentices can be existing team members or new recruits. The choice is yours.

Apprentices must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Apprentices spend a minimum of six hours a week (of their contracted working hours) undertaking off-the-job training, and the rest of the time in the workplace. They are also required to demonstrate their workplace competence during their training, as well as academic learning to complete the programme. Your apprentice is assessed at the end of their apprenticeship to showcase their skills and knowledge.


See our full list of programmes available and those in development.

View our apprenticeship courses

Employer Plus

Employer Plus is a comprehensive package of support for employers to help them navigate the process of apprenticeships.

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What is a professional apprenticeship

Who is eligible for a professional apprenticeship?

How is a professional apprenticeship taught?

What are the entry requirements for a professional apprenticeship?

What are the benefits to me as an employer?

What are the benefits to the apprentice?

How long will it take?

How much do they cost and what funding is available?

Information and guidance


Any employer in England is eligible to access funding to develop and retain staff or recruit new talent.

Employers with an annual pay bill of over £3m contribute to the apprenticeship levy. Employers with an annual pay bill of £3m or less do not pay the levy - the government will pay 95% towards the cost of an apprenticeship with 5% invested by the employer.

Levy-paying employers

Non-levy-paying employers


Tees Valley apprenticeship support

Get in touch

Complete our short online form for more information about any of our programmes or to find out how we can work with your organisation to develop your employees.

Please note, we can only respond to enquiries from employers, or individuals with agreement from their employer to undertake an apprenticeship.

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Who we work with

PD Ports
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trus
Stockton-on-tees Borough Council
Student Loans Company
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Atkins Realis
Morgan Sindall
Lionweld Kennedy
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
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