Get Involved with Degree Apprenticeships – Employers

Employers – including Accenture, BT, Ford, Goldman Sachs, GSK, IBM, John Lewis, Lloyds Bank and Virgin Media – are choosing Tech Industry Gold digital degree apprenticeships as the fastest-growing route to attracting talent into graduate level digital roles.

These new degree apprenticeships attract high calibre candidates who want to accelerate their career at the same time as achieving an honours or masters degree.

Benefits to employers

Energise existing teams: employers report that their degree apprentices are highly motivated, enthusiastic members of staff who quickly develop skills and have an energising impact on the colleagues they work with.

Increase staff retention: apprentices are more loyal than other types of employee. In a recent survey of businesses, 56% said apprentices stay in the business longer than other recruits.

Apprenticeship levy returns: degree apprenticeships are an ideal way for levy-paying employers to spend their entitlement – especially if your company has traditionally recruited at graduate level for digital roles.

Tech Industry Gold accreditation and network

To provide a quality programme for your employee, choose the Tech Industry Gold accredited degree apprenticeship, defined by employers to industry standards through TechSkills. This means you can be confident that content, delivery, and assessment is truly designed to meet employer needs.

By joining the Tech Industry Gold Employer Network, you can build relationships with your peers in other companies who are also offering Tech Industry Gold degree apprenticeships, and with the universities that support them. You can promote your vacancies to prospective degree apprentices. Employer specialists with the relevant expertise also work together to keep standards current and accredit programmes that meet them.

Find out more about ‘Tech Partnership Degrees‘ and the Tech Industry Gold accreditation, and see the list of universities and companies already involved.

What next?

Please contact us on [email protected] for more details and to join the Tech Industry Gold Employer Network.