Portsmouth Business School
Information for Employers
The Degree Apprenticeship is a new approach to university level education supported and partially funded by government. It opens the door to some of the UK's leading firms and high growth small businesses.
Building on over thirty years' experience of providing business education, Portsmouth Business School recruited its first Chartered Apprenticeship in Business and Leadership cohort in 2016. In September 2017 we are offering a further suite of undergraduate and postgraduate courses:
- BA (Hons) Business Leadership and Management
- BA (Hons) Business2Business Sales (Subject to validation)
- MSc Strategic Leadership (Subject to validation)
The Degree Apprentice represents a strategy to retain and recruit your talent which going forward can help you to achieve your organisational goals, reduce skills shortages and offer a way to grow your own work force. Furthermore, the government contributes to the majority of the funding - the cost of learning.
This day release approach to learning is strongly work-based so, although employees will be studying in the University for the day they will be directly solving work-based problems, therefore overcoming challenges within the organisation. The achievements made can be shared through an e-portfolio so evidencing progress.
The courses offer full mentoring with an option of outside leaders assisting from the local community. If you prefer managing and mentoring your Degree Apprentice it is a great development opportunity for your existing workforce, especially for staff who do not currently have people management responsibilities. The University provides the support they need via mentoring courses. Please contact us for further information.
Most employers find that investing in the skills of their workforce helps their business brand by demonstrating their commitment to delivering high-quality products and services. In other words, your clients will be reassured that you will have the skills to carry out their current and future contracts.
The next steps - selecting or recruiting your Degree Apprentice
Your first step is to contact our local Degree Apprenticeship Team (telephone +44 (0) 23 9284 4488) who will organise a visit to ensure that the Degree Apprenticeship route fits with your needs to grow the talent in your organisation. Read more.