Find out more about combining working with a skills development programme

Government reforms introduced in 2017 mean that we now have a substantial annual fund dedicated to skills development and workplace learning (the Apprenticeship Levy).

At York we are seizing the opportunity to ensure that we invest even more in our staff and their development. Apprenticeships provide the opportunity to combine working with a skills development programme in order to gain a valuable qualification. Traditionally, apprentices were aged between 16 and 18 years old but this is no longer the case: apprentices must be at least 16 years old but there is no upper age limit.

We work with managers to identify where apprenticeship programmes can be used to enhance the professional development of existing members of staff. We also establish apprenticeship schemes that will attract fresh and diverse individuals to our community.

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week (4-8 March 2019) and to show how recruiting apprentices may be the solution you are looking for, we want to share a couple of our apprentice success stories at the University.

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