News and updates from the apprenticeships team at the University of Brighton

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How the Assistant Practitioner Higher Apprenticeship opens doors for graduates

“I loved my apprenticeship and really enjoyed university.” Nichola Raymond joined the first cohort of Assistant Practitioners in healthcare on the higher apprenticeship at the University of Brighton, graduating in January this year. Since completing her apprenticeship, Nichola has moved into a new role with more responsibility. Cathy from the apprenticeships caught up with Nichola to find…

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Civil Engineering Degree Apprentice Tom King

Catching up with Civil Engineering apprentice, Tom King

“When I’m studying at university I’m learning things that directly relate to what I’m doing at work.” The Apprenticeship Team caught up with Tom King who works for West Sussex County Council as a Senior Highway Steward. Tom is currently in his fourth year of the five-year apprenticeship programme after completing his Higher National Certificate…

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University of Brighton Apprentice featured on Royal Town Planning Institutes ‘Meet a Planner’ website

Alishba Emanuel, a University of Brighton Town Planning apprentice, talked to the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) about why she decided to join the programme and how this has helped her with career progression.   Read about Alishba, and many other planner’s journeys on the Institute’s website. Find out more about our Chartered Town Planning Masters Degree Apprenticeship.

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University of Brighton Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Scheme

As part of a Post-COVID 19 recovery stimulus package to support alumni and local small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), The University of Brighton is launching its Apprenticeship Levy Transfer scheme. The deadline for applications will be midday, Friday 6 November, 2020. Levy transfer funding will cover the training fee for your apprentice. It is not…

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Places for Degree Apprenticeships starting this autumn

As the government today urged further opening of the economy, businesses may consider taking up the new grants of up to £3,000 for employing an apprentice. This comes in addition to a range of options for funding the learning aspects of apprenticeship programmes. The University of Brighton has places available on degree-level apprenticeships in business…

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Levy transfer opportunities in Sussex

Since April 2019 employers paying the apprenticeship levy have been able to transfer up to 25% of the funds in their apprenticeship account to as many employers as they choose. Transferred funds can be used to pay for training and assessment costs of the apprenticeship, employers receiving funds will still be responsible for the wage…

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Smaller organisations can get 100% funding for training costs of apprenticeships

Organisations with fewer than 50 employees are able to receive 100% funding for training costs of an apprentice aged 16-18 (or aged 19-24 with an Education Health and Care plan, or who is a care-leaver). Funding will continue to be provided if the employer grows to 50+ employees after the start of the apprenticeship as…

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£1,000 grant to any employer taking on younger apprentices

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) will provide businesses with a £1,000 grant to any employer taking on an apprentice aged 16-18 (or aged 19-24 with an Education Health and Care plan or who is a care-leaver). Payments are made via the training provider (University of Brighton) and passed on to the employer in…

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Frankie Dennis, Senior Leader Masters Degree Apprenticeship

The apprenticeships team caught up with Frankie Dennis and her employer Daniel Barrow to find out the impact the Senior Leader Masters Degree Apprenticeship has had on her role as the PA to the Head of School and Dean, Professor Steven McGuire at the University of Sussex Business School. “In a relatively short space of…

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How does reserving funding work?

How it works Smaller employers that do not pay the apprenticeship levy can now reserve apprenticeship funding for training and assessment in their apprenticeship service account. The funding will cover 95% of the cost of the apprenticeship (up to the funding band maximum), smaller employers will need to pay the remaining 5% directly to the…

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Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship

Becky was working away on placement as part of her apprenticeship with the University of Brighton when she was recalled to her main role at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She is now taking on extra responsibilities to support more senior healthcare colleagues, which include making phone calls and sending personal…

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Sharon Whitmore, Assistant Practitioner Higher Apprenticeship

Sharon is a 33-year-old healthcare assistant who works part-time at a local GP surgery. She studied her Assistant Practitioner (Health) Higher Apprenticeship (Level 5) at the University of Brighton. Sharon left school after taking GCSEs and started a family soon after. She aspired to be a nurse, but further study was not a realistic possibility…

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Postgraduate Teacher Apprenticeship course leader Lis Bundock giving an interview
Nursing Associate apprentice Kathy Boult and course leader Mark Lees
Senior Leader apprentice Kevin
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Employers: Why nursing apprenticeships work for our staff

The new nursing apprenticeships are helping healthcare assistants develop their skills and bring new experience back to their community roles.

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Employers: New opportunities for Nursing Associates

Employers of the new Nursing Associates explain how the qualification is great for the healthcare sector and how it gives students entering the field exciting new opportunities.

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Learning as an Apprentice Nursing Associate

Our Apprentice Nursing Associates explain what they are learning on their apprenticeship: how they are developing their skills and how this is having an impact on their work. University of Brighton Lecturers Rebecca Diego and Rebecca Craig tell us about the core modules.

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