Working with Business

Degree Apprenticeship Event

Develop a Degree Apprenticeship to suit your business needs

We want to work with local businesses to create apprenticeships that are relevant to you

Join us at our Degree Apprenticeship Event:

Wednesday 02 May, 2pm - 5.30pm
Herschel Building, Newcastle University

Employers with payroll of over £3m have been paying a levy of 0.5% since 1 April 2017. This money may only be spent on apprenticeship training from an approved training provider.

Newcastle University has joined the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers. We’re interested in talking to employers about what we could offer, principally at Levels 6 and 7 (Honours and Master’s degree level).

Apprentices have to be employees, but they don’t have to be 16-18 year olds or new employees, if they are being trained for a new role. We’re keen to discuss your requirements at our Degree Apprenticeship event.

Event schedule

2.00pm Registration and tea/coffee
2.30pm Introduction to the event and to Newcastle University’s approach to Apprenticeship Training by Professor Suzanne Cholerton, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching)
2.50pm Introduction to how apprenticeships work and how they can benefit your organisation by Louise Doyle from Mesma (
3.10pm Presentation from Dr Stuart Edwards and Dr Neal Wade about our first Degree Apprenticeship in Power Engineering (starting in September 2018) and how we worked with employers to develop it
3.30pm Break out session to discuss your needs with experts from our academic units. Louise Doyle will also be available to answer general questions about Degree Apprenticeships
4.45pm Wine and networking
5.30pm Close

Book a place

If you or up to two representatives from your organisation would like to attend, please book a place. We suggest you send someone with technical knowledge as well as someone with HR/training experience.

We will send out further event details after you have signed up, including a campus map.

Event registration deadline is 20 April 2018.