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Collaborate to grow

Whether you pay the apprenticeship levy or are a small or medium employer we can support you with our degree apprenticeship courses.

Co-designed by employers and higher education institutions, apprentices graduate with the right mix of academic knowledge and practical skills to thrive in the working world. Degree apprenticeships are popular amongst potential students as they offer a tuition fee free route to degree-level study, whilst earning a salary, and are an important driver for social mobility. Not only can you recruit emerging talent into your organisation, you can upskill existing staff, and provide genuine opportunities for career progression.

If you partner with us you'll be rewarded with graduates who will learn to think outside the box. They’ll be work-ready and will complete their apprenticeship with a rounded skill set. Apprenticeships are proven to increase productivity and, because we care about the relationship we have with your company, a shared ambitious vision will see our partnership become increasingly fruitful.

We want to make a difference to you, and your business.

Why Warwick?

  • The highest ranking university in the Midlands Engine region, we consistently make the top ten in the national league tables and ranked 7th in the most recent Research Excellence Framework. This gives you the reassurance that our degrees are of a reliable, guaranteed quality.

  • As one of the UK’s leading research universities you can count on us to look for new ways of thinking and problem solving. We apply our innovative, cutting-edge research to business and provide opportunities to collaborate.
  • We’re proud of our regional base, and will use it to work collaboratively with you to positively impact on local, national and international economies.

  • Our campus gives your apprentices a wide range of places to study, work, relax and play. With over 150 nationalities on campus, they’ll have exposure to different people, cultures and thinking.

Flexible apprenticeships

Warwick have contributed to two new manuals, co-authored by Industry and Government, to set out how flexibilities in apprenticeships can be used and delivered in construction and health and social care– to meet the needs of employers and apprentices.

The Flexible Apprenticeships in Construction and Flexible Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care manuals set out:

  • how the delivery of apprenticeship training can be flexed to meet employer needs; and
  • how the length of an apprenticeship can be reduced where an individual has existing relevant knowledge or skills

Some employers are already making use of apprenticeship flexibilities and are seeing the benefits of this, in workforce satisfaction, productivity, and improved value for money.

Construction - our Civil and Infrastructure Engineering degree apprenticeship offers block release training, giving apprentices concentrated periods to focus on academic learning and extended periods in the workplace to put new knowledge and skills into practice. There is also flexible learning for more experienced individuals who are able to build on their existing skills and complete more quickly.

Health and Social Care - our Social Work degree apprenticeship offers day release, allowing apprentices to manage their academic study and caseload commitments effectively.

Both offer flexible learning for more experienced individuals who are able to build on their existing skills and complete more quickly.

Contact our Apprenticeships Team for further details about the flexibility of these and our other apprenticeship programmes at

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Apprenticeships are a vital UK-wide vehicle for employer investment in their workforce enabling employers to develop the skils and behaviours that they need, as well as offering opportunities for those already in work and those entering it for the first time Industrial Strategy