Degree Apprenticeships for employers

An innovative approach to developing future-ready talent in your organisation.

ARU is one of the UK’s leading providers of degree apprenticeships and in the top 10% HE providers in the country for skills and enterprise. Over 330 regional and national employers have chosen to partner with ARU on apprenticeships for our collaborative approach to working.

We offer a comprehensive range of degree level courses that are designed to fulfil your workforce needs whilst providing exciting career development opportunities for your apprentices.

We will attract and develop high calibre apprentices who will bring talent, skills, energy and diversity to your organisation as well as; developing and retaining your existing staff.

Why partner with ARU?

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any aspect of degree apprenticeships, then our dedicated Degrees at Work team are here to help. Get in touch today at

Our courses

Driven by employer demand, we offer Degree Apprenticeships in Management and Leadership; Digital Technology and Data Science; Health; the Built Environment; Public Services and more.

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Key information

+ What are the benefits to my organisation?

+ How does a degree apprenticeship work in practice?

+ What will a degree apprenticeship cost my business?

+ How do I get the most out of degree apprenticeships?

+ What degree apprenticeships does ARU offer?

+ ARU's apprenticeship delivery subcontracting statement

+ Information for existing employer partners

What our employer partners say


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 teaching whilst being able to apply their knowledge in the workplace through academic study and on-the-job training.

Mark Thomas, CEO and Owner

McLaren Group

For any firm that is looking to upskill their workforce, either by developing staff or by recruiting, we'd recommend having a conversation with the Degrees at Work Team. They will give you a great understanding about the programmes available and how you can fit them in to your training and development.

Nikki Treweek, Head of Talent Development

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Want to talk to someone?

If you’d like to discuss any aspect of degree apprenticeships, then our designated team of experts would be delighted to hear from you.