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The University of Southampton
Human Resources

Staff apprenticeships

The University’s policy and supporting guidance on the employment of apprentices has been developed to support University departments and managers who wish to employ apprentices in compliance with the Apprenticeship Levy funding rules. The University will support employment via apprenticeship where there are known succession challenges or a recognised need to develop talent pools of appropriately qualified and skilled employees.

There are two different options for apprentices. Staff Apprenticeships , where the apprentice is employed directly by the University and Flexi-job Apprenticeships where apprentices are employed by an Apprentice Training Agency.

Flexi-job apprenticeships are available in the following categories

Visit the Flexi-Job Apprenticeships page for more information.

For Staff Apprenticeships, please refer to the information in the pages linked below.

Contact your HR Business Partner in the first instance for support with your staff apprenticeship recruitment requirements.

For all other queries regarding staff apprenticeships, please contact Ask HR .

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About staff apprenticeships

Introductory information about staff apprenticeships

Is an apprenticeship appropriate ?

How to decide if an apprenticeship is appropriate

Guidance from the EFSA

Areas in the EFSA guidance hiring managers should be familiar with

Choosing a provider

Information on how to select a training provider

Procurement process

Information on the University's procurement process

Managing funding

Information on apprenticeship funding

Advertising, recruitment and selection

Information on the processes for recruiting an apprentice

Terms and conditions and pay

Information on what terms and conditions apply to apprentices

Induction and management

Tips on successful induction and management of an apprentice


Information about the off the job training requirement for apprentices

Completing or ending the apprenticeship

Steps managers need to take if an apprentice has completed their apprenticeship or is end it early

Key contacts

A list of external contacts who can assist with apprenticeships

Policy Documents

Apprenticeship Policy

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