Apprenticeships at Brighton

Gabriella Heffer, Social Worker Degree Apprentice

Meet one of our Social Worker Degree Apprentices

Hear from Gabriella Heffer, one of our Social Worker Degree Apprentices, who is working as a Resource Officer for Adult Social Care at East Sussex County Council. She tells us about her experience on the programme and why she decided to do a degree apprenticeship.

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Town Planning Course Leader talks to Latest TV

MSc Town Planning Course Leader Georgia Wrighton was interviewed by recent University of Brighton graduate Mark Walker on Latest TV Brighton about the programme and different routes.

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NAW 2022 – Apprenticeship levels helped decide on a career path

Meet Civil Engineer Degree Apprentice Lewis Huston, who tells us how progression through apprenticeship levels helped him decide on a career path.

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NAW 2022 – Career progression through multiple apprenticeships

Meet Katie Wilmshurst, one of our Registered Nurse Degree Apprentices, who works for Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust. Katie tells us more about her journey through consecutive apprenticeships and the benefits of this route.

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NAW 2022 – Balancing act but rewards of masters degree are evident

Hear from Karen Jefford, Chief Operating Officer for Building Heroes, who tells us how her Senior Leader Apprenticeship has developed her skillset.

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NAW 2022 – Journey from NVQ bricklaying to university degree

Meet Construction Site Manager Degree Apprentice Liam Major, who tells us how he worked through multiple apprenticeships up to degree-level.

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Meet two of our new Chartered Town Planner Masters Degree Apprentices

Hear more about why they chose this particular Masters programme and their goals for the future as a result of this apprenticeship.

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Meet three of our new Environmental Practitioner Degree Apprentices

We talked to three apprentices from the first cohort to ask why they chose this route and how they are already applying what they’re learning to their work.

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Meet four of our new Civil Engineer Degree Apprentices

We caught up with them back in October about why they chose this particular programme, what they hope to achieve and their progression routes to a degree apprenticeship.

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Meet two of our new Senior Leader Apprentices

Two of our new Senior Leader apprentices explain why they chose this particular postgraduate apprenticeship and the direction they hope their career will take as a result.

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Meet one of our new Construction Site Manager Degree Apprentices

Liam Major is one of our new apprentices on the Construction Site Manager Degree Apprenticeship.

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Meet one of our new Chartered Surveyor (Quantity Surveying and Project Management) Degree Apprentices

Matthew Wakefield is one of our new apprentices on the Chartered Surveyor (Quantity Surveying and Project Management) Degree Apprenticeship.

Sam Greene, Amy Richards, James Lloyd

Meet three of our new Data Analytics Masters Degree Apprentices

We caught up with them ahead of their first lecture about why they chose this particular programme, what they hope to achieve and why a degree apprenticeship route was an appealing option for them.

Degree Apprenticeships

Degree Apprenticeships

What are degree apprenticeships? Why do a degree apprenticeship? How do I get started?

Rachel Macleod

Nursing associate apprentice wins Apprentice of the Year

We’re delighted to announce that Rachel Macleod, apprentice Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship, has won the award for ‘Apprentice of the year – Health, social care & science’ at the East Kent Apprenticeship Awards.

Meghann Creffield

University of Brighton graduate wins Apprenticeship award for innovation in patient care during a pandemic

Biomedical Science Degree Apprenticeship graduate, Meghann Creffield, won the award for Outstanding Contribution by an Apprentice to an Employer.

Maria Diakoumi

Encouraging women to become Civil Engineers

Women bring different perspectives to workplaces and teams, and as in so many sectors, we need both men and women.

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Data Analytics Masters Degree Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship Academic Advisor, Dr Alexey Chernov, introduces the Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist (Data Analytics) Masters Degree Apprenticeship. Find out more about the Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist (Data Analytics) Masters Degree Apprenticeship.

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ACCA Professional Accountant Apprenticeship

Senior Lecturer and programme lead Dr Ali Elharidy introduces the ACCA Professional Accountant Apprenticeship. Find out more about the ACCA Professional Accountant Apprenticeship.

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Health and Social Care Practice FdSc

Mark Lees, the Course Leader for the university’s Health and Social Care Foundation Degree introduces the Assistant Practitioner and Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeships. Find out more about the Assistant Practitioner Higher Apprenticeship. Find out more about the Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship.

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Solicitor Apprenticeship

Dr Claire-Michelle Smyth introduces the Solicitor Apprenticeship. Find out more about the Solicitor Apprenticeship.

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Advanced Clinical Practitioner Masters Degree Apprenticeship

Meet Daren Briscoe, the course leader for Advanced Clinical Practitioner Masters Degree Apprenticeship. Programme introduction delivered by the Apprenticeship Lead, Tara Casey. Find out more about the Advanced Clinical Practitioner Masters Degree Apprenticeship.

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Postgraduate Teacher Apprenticeship

Lis Bundock introduces the Teacher Apprenticeship. Find out more about the Teacher Apprenticeship.

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Built Environment Degree Apprenticeships

Noel Painting, who leads on the built environment programmes, introduces the Chartered Surveyor and Construction Site Manager Degree Apprenticeships. Find out more about the Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship.

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Social Worker Degree Apprenticeship

Course lead Jackie Lelkes introduces the Social Worker Degree Apprenticeship. Find out more about the Social Worker Degree Apprenticeship.

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Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship Lead Paul Watters introduces the Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship. Find out more about the Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship.

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Occupational Therapist Degree Apprenticeship

Heidi Von Kurthy introduces the Occupational Therapist Degree Apprenticeship. Find out more about the Occupational Therapist Degree Apprenticeship.

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Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

Course Leader Maria Diakoumi introduces the Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeship. Find out more about the Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeship.

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Podiatry Degree Apprenticeship

Senior Lecturer Deborah Whitham introduces the Podiatry Degree Apprenticeship. Find out more about the Podiatry Degree Apprenticeship.

Alishba Emmanuel

Catching up with Chartered Town Planning apprentice, Alishba Emmanuel

“I was slightly nervous about starting something concurrently whilst working in a new role, but it’s been brilliant. The support from the university and the workplace has been more than I could ask for.” Alishba Emmanuel is an Apprentice Planning Officer working for Uttersfield District Council in Essex while studying with 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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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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#AmazingApprentice Shannon Edmunds, Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship

Shannon Edmunds is a Nursing Associate at Sussex Partnership Trust going above and beyond. Read what her manager had to say below. “Shannon has been amazing for the team on Caburn ward. She has been helping lead the Safewards interventions and leading on nurse-led activities. It has been a difficult time for the team, and…

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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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Nursing Associate Anna Sanders

#AmazingApprentice Anna Sanders, Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship

Anna Sanders is a Nursing Associate at Sussex Partnership Trust going above and beyond. Read what her manager had to say below. “Anna has been a rock for the team, picking up additional shifts and leading with physical health on the ward. She has taken the lead on National Early Warning Score (NEWS) and also…

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Nursing Associate Jane Horn

#AmazingApprentice Jane Horn, Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship

Jane Horn is a Nursing Associate at Sussex Partnership Trust going above and beyond. Read what her manager had to say below. “Jane has been greatly appreciated in these difficult times. She has been picking up additional shifts, leading with qualified staff and supporting physical health interventions such as National Early Warning Score (NEWS) and…

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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…

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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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Podiatrist Degree Apprenticeship

Apprentice podiatrist Natasha Bassett (from East Sussex Healthcare Trust) and Helen Poppitt-Jones explain how as part of a multi-disciplinary team, Natasha is putting practical, specialist skills into practice as part of her apprenticeship by using vasculab equipment to monitor lower limb problems and prevent amputation. Find out more about the Podiatrist Degree Apprenticeship.

Lis Bundock Teacher course leader

Postgraduate Teacher Apprenticeship

What’s a Postgraduate Teacher Apprenticeship like? Hear about the personal experiences of Amber Stokes and Sabena Bond as well as thoughts from head of recruitment at Hastings Academy (Paul Degg) and course leader at the university (Liz Bundock). Find out more about the Teacher Apprenticeship.

Nursing Associate apprentice Kathy Boult and course leader Mark Lees

Nursing Associate Apprenticeship

An overview of the Nursing Associate Apprenticeship with course leader Mark Lees. Find out how an innovation one student (Kathy Boult from Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust) made as part of her course was then ordered for her ward. Find out more about the Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship.

Senior Leader apprentice Kevin

Kevin – my route to an MBA

MBA Apprentice Kevin Rozario-Johnson, who works for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, explains how he came to enrol on the course and shares his thoughts. Find out more about the Senior Leader Masters Degree Apprenticeship.

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Employers: Why Nursing Associate apprenticeships work for our staff

The new Nursing Associate apprenticeships are helping healthcare assistants develop their skills and bring new experience back to their community roles. Find out more about the Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship.

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