Information for employers
Develop management talent and agility in your business with our Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship: a cost-effective way to grow and retain management talent
This apprenticeship is ideal for a new to post manager or anyone aspiring to be a professional manager across all sectors and industries and is relevant to all sizes of organisation. Job roles may include any role where there are significant management responsibilities such as Manager, Senior Manager, Head of Department, or Operations Manager.
Degree apprenticeships are a smart investment. You can reinvest Apprenticeship Levy funds to cover the cost of the apprenticeship or receive funding support from the government.
If you operate in England and your annual payroll is over £3 million, you pay a levy of 0.5% of your payroll into a levy account.
The cost of the Chartered Manager programme for levy paying employers is £22,000 and this can be covered in full using the non-refundable funds in your levy account. If you exhaust the funds in your levy account, then the government will pay 95% of the outstanding fees and you will need to pay the remaining 5%.
If your organisation is not required to pay the levy, you will pay only 5% of the cost of the apprenticeship programme while the government pays the remaining 95%. The cost of the Chartered Manager programme for non-levy paying employers is just £1,100.
For more about the Apprenticeship Levy, and to find out about any additional incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice from the government, please visit the key information section on our Degree apprenticeships for employers page.
Our team of dedicated consultants can talk you through the detail.
“ARU have been very supportive to us both as employers and individually as apprentices. Our commitment to learning will not only benefit us personally, but also future-proof the firm as we move into exciting areas of business as a result of our studies.”
Practice Manager and Senior Consultant, Nicholls Law
“The CMI are delighted to partner with ARU in the delivery of the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship. Developing future leadership capability is key to driving the growth of our economy.”
Head of Higher Education Partner Development, CMI Chartered status
The course combines online learning and activities from sector specialists and practitioners, with a series of face-to-face workshops from our academic team. This blend of online and face-to-face learning fosters a collaborative and supportive programme, augmented by online discussions, student blogs and critical reflection and analysis under the guidance of experienced tutors.
20% of their learning will be classed as 'off the job', which means that they'll be learning during normal working hours either in their place of work or outside - but not part of their normal working duties.
Customised delivery - tailored delivery options to meet your own business requirements may be available, subject to meeting a minimum enrolment threshold. Our dedicated apprenticeship team can discuss options with you.
As an employer your business sets out the person specifications for the role, but the apprentice will need to meet our entry requirements to be accepted onto the course. You can few the full entry requirements on our apprentice page here.
Our dedicated apprenticeship team is on hand to help you attract the best candidates for your organisation. We can help with:
Our consultants will also be happy to support you in determining the suitability of the candidates you receive.