Apprenticeships

Develop your workforce with an apprenticeship

Apprenticeships are employment-based training programmes designed to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed for the workplace.

We can work with your organisation to shape training around your business needs, so you can minimise skills shortages and access new talent with a significantly reduced recruitment cost.

National Apprenticeship Service studies with employers have found that employing apprentices lowers staff turnover, improves staff satisfaction, increases productivity and service quality.

A guide to apprenticeships

  • Getting started

    Find out about our programmes, funding, eligibility and more in our step-by-step guide to setting up an apprenticeship.

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  • How apprenticeships work

    University of Leeds apprentices learn in a research environment, taught by academic specialists. Find out what to expect from our programmes.

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Apprentice stories

Subcontracting rationale 

In compliance with the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) apprenticeship funding rules, we have published the University of Leeds rationale for subcontracting within apprenticeship programmes (PDF).

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