What our employer partners say

We work with employers from fields as varied as nursing, data science, law and finance to design and deliver our degree apprenticeships. Here's what some of our partners have to say.

We have a huge skills shortage in bioinformaticians and ARU offer the expertise and the training and the student experience and can translate some of our complex needs into an engaging curriculum. Our apprentices challenge our thinking, and they progress our science.
Dr Julia Wilson
Associate Director, Wellcome Sanger Institute

The Nursing Apprenticeship is a brilliant initiative that we are proud to support. Not only does it provide 'earn as you learn’ development opportunities, it enables individuals to work alongside our dedicated CUH team to deliver outstanding care.
Lorraine Szeremeta
Chief Nurse, Cambridge University Hospitals

Our family-run firm has a commitment to lifelong learning for its staff, ARU have been very supportive to us – both as employers and individually as apprentices. And we’re convinced our commitment to learning will not only benefit us personally, but also future-proof the firm as we move into new and exciting areas of business as a result of our studies.
Julia Nicholls
Practice Manager and Senior Consultant, Nicholls Law

We have partnered with Anglia Ruskin to provide our degree apprenticeships, so our apprentices have the opportunity to gain the same level of quality education as other employees who have taken the more traditional degree route.
Zoe Trotman
Recruitment and Training Manager, calfordseaden

We are proud of the successes of our apprentices, both in the workplace and with their studies. We see apprentices as a key talent pipeline for our business and are pleased to have found an excellent local education partner in ARU.
Paul Hockey
Group Learning and Development Manager, Domino

Apprentices have a different mindset, they are focused on the application of what they learn. That's a benefit for employers because they get the doers, with the skills needed to move the field forward.
Dr Will Spooner
Commercial Programme Delivery Lead, Genomics England

For any firm that is looking to upskill their workforce, either by developing staff already in post, or by recruiting new staff, we’d recommend having a conversation with the Degrees at Work Team. Their friendly, helpful approach will give you a great understanding about the programmes they have available and how you can fit them in to your training and development portfolio to benefit your business too.
Nikki Treweek
Head of Talent Development, McLaren Group

CUH is committed and passionate about investing in the development of our staff. We value and advocate apprenticeships as they offer an excellent opportunity to earn whilst you learn and enables us to develop, grow and nurture a skilled workforce.
David Wherrett
Director of Workforce, Cambridge University Hospitals

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.
Mike Thompson
Barclays plc

The structure of the Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship at ARU provides a great framework for us to fulfil our training obligations. Our apprentices receive high quality university level teaching whilst being able to apply their knowledge in the workplace through academic study and on the job training.
Mark Thomas
CEO and Owner, Coderus

ARU have been really receptive, they’ve listened to a really wide spectrum, of both academic, but for me particularly, commercial people, to make sure that this course actually gives us people with a grounding in the skills we want.
Dr Lee Harland
Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Scibite Ltd

Our candidate is receiving excellent support and training. I am fortunate enough to have been part of the employers' forum for some time and more recently an external examiner at ARU – so I see the hard work and dedication all of the delivery staff put into this process. As an RICS mentor, ECC enterprise adviser and SME business owner I am hugely impressed that ARU stepped up to this challenge in 2016/17 – in my opinion this puts them at the cutting edge of higher education and more importantly they are in sync with what communities and professional employers really need - high-quality young employees, who understand clearly the ethics of hard work, planning and commitment.
Lee Hatwell
Director and Chartered Surveyor, Munday + Cramer Architectural & Building Surveying Ltd

Apprentices are loyal, motivated and bring huge value to businesses.
David Keeling
CEO, Bango

Ground Control have enrolled a number of employees onto degree apprenticeships with ARU – it’s a great opportunity to develop our existing teams whilst they continue to perform in their role.
Nicola Dole
HR and Learning and Development Manager, Ground Control Ltd

The apprenticeships being developed with Anglia Ruskin University will help us build our talent pipeline within the Wellcome Sanger Institute, creating coaching opportunities for our existing staff as they become mentors, as well as developing and providing us with fresh new talent, and skilled workers for the future, it's a win-win situation.
Paul Woobey
Director of ICT, Wellcome Sanger Institute