Business Benefits

of Degree Apprenticeships

Degree Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to inject new energy and ideas into a business, and build the talent base needed for sustainable growth and success. There are many reasons to hire an apprentice, or enrol existing employees, from increasing diversity to continuity planning, they offer a huge range of business benefits. 

Relevant skills

Students develop the skills and knowledge directly relevant to your business.

Increased productivity

75% of employers with apprentices report an improvement in productivity.

Attract new talent

A package of study and work that attracts enthusiastic and talented new employees, often in areas of strategic skills shortages.

Business focused

A sharp focus on the skills you need, informed by our programme advisory boards of leading regional and national employers.

Great value

Utilise generous government funding and for businesses with a wage bill that exceeds £3 million, funds from their Apprenticeship Levy contributions.

Industry leading apprenticeship education

An academic education delivered by one of the UK's most popular universities, who have been recognised for their excellence in the development and delivery of Degree Apprenticeships.


Your apprentices will join a growing network of over 38,000 students studying at Manchester Met and benefit from all of the support and facilities available to any other student.


Drive the career development of your highest performing employees, increasing retention and rewarding achievement.

Encouraging enterprise

Benefit from the entrepreneurial spirit of apprentices, who bring fresh insight back from their study days and make an immediate impact.

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