The role of the employer
In a nutshell, candidates work for you and attend our academy at the same time. In partnership with us the apprentice will split their time between working for you, and studying for a degree at King Stage.
Degree apprenticeships are the affordable way for your business to find, retain and develop talented workers, fill skills gaps and boost your company's overall performance. They’re perfect for businesses of all sizes, from small businesses or multinational corporations.
On a degree apprenticeship, learners join university to learn skills they can immediately apply to their work life. They'll hold a full Bachelor’s or Master’s degree upon completion of their apprenticeship. Their classes will take place once a week on day release or do block release, which involves an intensive 4-day week, 3 times a year. They'll have access to our virtual classroom, to study independently.
We have a solid connection with business and industry build by our internship programmes and graduate employment.
This means we are prepared to provide Bachelor's and Master's degree apprenticeships that meet the needs of your business and your workforce. We can also assist you in recruiting talent and filling skills gaps by selecting talented people interested in a degree apprenticeship.
Degree apprenticeships are funded by your apprenticeship levy account or mostly subsidised by government the so they are an inexpensive way to develop your team.
If your organisation’s annual pay bill is over £3 million, you may use your apprenticeship levy funding to pay for Degree or Master's apprenticeships.
Organisations that don't pay the levy:
If your organisation doesn’t pay the apprenticeship levy because its annual pay bill is below £3 million, the Government will subsidise up to 95% of the cost of degree apprenticeships.
If your business has fewer than 50 employees, the Government will cover 100% of the cost if, at the start of the apprenticeship, the degree apprentice is:
Most degree apprenticeship salaries start at £12,000–£18,000 a year. This is set by the employer, but apprentices shall earn at least the minimum wage.
Existing employees will usually continue to earn the same whilst they do a degree apprenticeship.
On top of the financial advantages, there are many other benefits of degree apprenticeships:
Business performance boost; learning on degree apprenticeships is based on real workplace situations, so employees will be contribute to your organisation's performance when they're getting their education.
You can also work with us to develop degree apprenticeship programmes that are tailored to your organisation’s objectives.
If you would like to support a member of your team on a Degree apprenticeship, call us on 020 8694 6165 so we can talk about all necessary details.
Upon confirming that you're prepared to support your employee, we'll ask them to complete an application form so we can decide on their academic and professional suitability for the course.