Apprenticeships are an essential part of the UK economy. They teach some of the vital skills that businesses need to thrive. As an employer you can fund training and qualifications for employees while they continue to work for you.


Why Apprenticeships?

In England, businesses with a salary bill of over £3m pay 0.5% of this amount into their Apprenticeship Levy.

This Levy is accessible by every organisation across the nation, and they can use the levy to fund training for their employees – up to Master’s and MBA level.

Any business can access the levy, whether they pay into it or not. If you are paying into the levy, you may as well use it to upskill your staff.

How Apprenticeships Work

Through an Apprenticeship you can fund learning and development for your employees while they work. At Hult Ashridge we offer 5 programmes from Level 4 through to Level 7.

In all but one apprenticeships, the learning, development, qualifications and end point assessments are fully funded by the levy. The Level 7 Senior Leader MBA will require a top-up from the employer.

There is a consultation currently underway to determine whether the Level 7 Senior Leader standard that currently provides an MSc or MBA should be changed and the masters qualifications removed.

Level 7 Standard Consultation

Time Away from Work

Line Managers will need to support their apprentices releasing them for Face to Face and Online learning, they will also be required to allocate 20% off the job to focus on their apprenticeship.

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20% off the job

Why Hult Ashridge?

Our business school has been at the forefront of leadership and management development for decades.

Not only are our faculty business leaders themselves, their pioneering research has shaped our understanding of leadership and organisational development.

This is what makes apprenticeships at Hult Ashridge unique. We don’t just share leadership theory, developed by someone else, and test how well participants remember it.

We are evolving leadership theory all the time through our research. We adapt and update our teaching based on the latest research and insight from our thought-leading faculty.

We focus on practical learning, backed by the academic rigour of a triple-accredited, international business school.

Our suite of apprenticeship programmes has been developed based on what we know to be key challenges for people progressing to senior positions.

Business Benefits of Apprenticeships

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Apprenticeships offer many of the same benefits that standard professional development programmes do:

  • Increased employee satisfaction

  • Bringing vital skills into your workplace

  • Improved staff loyalty and employee retention.

They also offer much more than that.

As part of a Hult Ashridge apprenticeship, participants submit a work-based project. Throughout this project your employees, guided by our expert faculty, are able to work on and potentially solve a real business problem. This means positive impact on your business before the programme has been completed.

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