Business benefits and funding

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Reduce your graduate recruitment costs and develop the skills you need in your workforce, with the degree apprenticeship programme from Anglia Ruskin University.

Degree apprenticeships provide relevant, cost-effective work-based learning. They're a collaboration between employers, apprentices and our University. You develop emerging talent through high-quality learning, while apprentices gain a university qualification alongside real work experience.

Business benefits

By partnering with Anglia Ruskin University to offer degree apprenticeships, you can:

  • reduce your graduate recruitment costs and develop your talent from within. It’s a compelling offer for attracting and developing school leavers, who can study for a degree or a Masters
  • benefit from high-quality courses that have been designed with employers – you may be able to input into course designs yourself
  • draw down your Apprenticeship Levy funds and invest in high-quality business solutions which plug your skills gaps
  • gain access to additional funding
  • profile your organisation as an employer of choice.

We can support your talent attraction activities by connecting you with prospective degree apprentices using our vacancy listings service.

Our growing portfolio

Anglia Ruskin is at the forefront of the development of degree apprenticeships. We work with partners in a range of fields, including supply chain management, digital and IT, engineering, management, construction, nursing and education. 

We currently offer the following courses:

*Subject to approvals

Barclays is very excited to be part of the new degree apprenticeship programme. It will allow us to use the very best academic resources available to develop and grow future leaders across Barclays
Mike Thompson
Director for Early Careers - Personal & Corporate Banking, Barclays plc


The Government is providing generous financial support for employers. Larger companies will be able to use their Apprenticeship Levy payments to cover the cost of apprentices' tuition fees. Meanwhile, SMEs will have 90% of the cost of apprentice fees met by the Government. Find out more in our employer guide to degree apprenticeships.

Frequently asked questions

Find answers to some frequently asked questions about degree apprenticeships here.

Get in touch today

Get in touch today for an informal discussion with one of our expert advisers.

Other courses from Degrees at Work

As well as degree apprenticeships, we offer a range of work-based study options, including bespoke corporate degrees for your company; undergraduate courses; postgraduate courses; and short 'off the shelf' courses including several University Diplomas and Certificates.