Generally, you must be a UK-based practice contributing to the apprenticeship levy fund (practices with a salary turnover of at least £3 million a year) to support an apprentice with 100% of the university fees covered by the apprenticeship levy fund. Smaller practices can still employ an apprentice with 95% of the university fees covered by the apprenticeship levy fund. Find out more about apprenticeship funding on the UK government's website. Employers are responsible for paying their apprentice's salary throughout the apprenticeship.
You may wish to support a current employee, a former student who you employed on placement or a new employee. Practices who are interested in employing an apprentice can ask to be included on our register. Students with an offer to study on our MArch course can then contact you directly about an apprenticeship.
Once you have agreed a position with a prospective or current employee who has an offer to study on our MArch course, the University and your practice will then enter into a Training Services Agreement (TSA) before the start of the apprenticeship. This is a contract between your practice and the University of Bath. All employers of apprentices will need to be registered with the Digital Apprenticeship Service (DAS). You will also need to complete a Commitment Statement (CS).
Your practice will need to complete an apprenticeship agreement with your apprentice. The University of Bath is not a signatory to this, but we are required to hold a copy within our files.