The potential apprentice will be required to complete an Initial Needs Assessment (INA) with the support of their employer and the University to ensure the Apprenticeship programme is an appropriate solution to their skills development needs. On completion of the INA the University will assess the information provided and determine the next steps.
To request the Initial Needs Assessment please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeking a new position
If you are currently not working, are a school leaver or are looking to change your job in order to start an Apprenticeship, you will need to apply for an Apprenticeship vacancy. You can find out about vacancies in a number of ways; the government offers an Apprenticeship vacancy search at: www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch or you can contact us and we will direct you to a partner in your area who can support you with this process.
Fees and funding
- Apprentices do not pay any course fees.
- By studying a Degree Apprenticeship, students will obtain a full honours degree, and not incur any costs.
- Fees are paid for by the employer.
There are currently two funding models;
- Co-funded: Non levy organisations and Levy who have exceeded their Levy contribution.
- Fully funded: Levy paying organisation.
Total course cost £27,000
Example of costs per funding model:
If you are a non-levy paying organisation or you are a Levy organisation who has exceeded their pot the government will financial co-support your Apprenticeship training – they will contribute 95 per cent of the costs and as the employer you will contribute 5 per cent.
- Government contribution £25,650
- Employer contribution £1,350
- Apprentice contribution £0
If the annual pay bill of your organisation exceeds £3m you will pay for your apprenticeship training through your levy account. If you have exceeded your levy contribution you will fund apprenticeship training through the co-funded model – to better understand how this will work please make contact with us.
Employer contribution £27,000
This programme primarily aims to recruit graduate engineers with degree to honours level at 2:2 or above in engineering, mathematics, robotics, marine, computing and physical science related subjects. Applicants without a 2.2 or higher may be considered if they have significant relevant experience. Ideally, candidates will need to demonstrate that they hold an appropriate IEng accredited first degree to comply with the full CEng registration requirements. Candidates with non-UK qualifications will need to demonstrate that their first degree is accredited by their local professional body. Candidates with considerable professional experience, who can evidence an academic ability equivalent to undergraduate degree levels, may also be considered.
Candidates will need to demonstrate their proficiency in Maths and English, e.g. grade C minimum at GCSE, AS Level, A Level, IB, Cambridge Proficiency Certificate Level 4-5, Oxford Higher Certificate, International Certificate Conference (ICC Stage 3 Technical), or IELTS. The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is normally 6.5 and not less than 6.0 in all components.
For further information contact the Apprenticeships team at the University of Plymouth on email@example.com or +44 800 052 5600, to be put in touch with the relevant Degree Apprenticeship Account Manager.