Transform your business with degree apprenticeships

As a business, offering degree apprenticeships is a unique way to attract high-quality new talent and fill skills gaps in the workforce. Staff who have trained whilst working at a company may have greater loyalty and be more likely to stay for a long period, providing opportunities for businesses to produce their own leaders from within. Birmingham City University offers comprehensive support and advice to businesses who would like to provide an apprenticeship, as well as academic and pastoral support to our apprentices.


We are constantly looking for new areas to expand our apprenticeship provision and are currently working on new programmes in the areas listed below. Please keep checking back, or contact us for the latest information.

Data Technician
Diagnostic Radiographer
District Nurse
Historic Environment Advisor

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How we support you

BCU provides a wide range of extensive support depending on the needs of your business, your previous experience of apprenticeships and your chosen apprenticeship standard. All businesses who work with us on a degree apprenticeship are given a named contact who they can speak to at any time. Your apprentice will be given a mentor and receive the same levels of academic and pastoral support as our full-time students.

Why Choose BCU?

We work with some of the country’s leading employers, including Jewson, Mitchells and Butlers, Greene King, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, the NHS and local authorities.

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Degree apprenticeships are a way to build skills in your workforce at a low cost, with government funding covering 95% of apprenticeship fees.

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Employer FAQs

Frequently asked questions for prospective apprenticeship employers looking to work with Birmingham City University.

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How could employing an apprentice benefit your business?

Luke works with BCU apprentices and sees the positive impact they have on his team and business by bringing in new ideas, reverse mentoring and contributing to the future of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. Find out why he recommends businesses get involved with the apprenticeship scheme.


An End Point Assessment (EPA) is the final part of the apprenticeship Journey. It’s an impartial, final assessment of whether the apprentice can demonstrate the requisite knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the apprenticeship standard.

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Birmingham City University is fast becoming the leading Midlands-based university for transforming the region and accelerating growth in the local economy.