Human Resources

University Staff Apprenticeship Scheme

In support of our training and development of staff, the University provides opportunities for existing staff to undertake apprenticeship programmes, subject to the approval and commitment of their line manager.

Apprenticeships are funded by the Apprenticeship Levy and offer University staff the opportunity to work and be paid while learning and working towards completion of a recognised qualification.

Intermediate and Advanced level apprenticeships can offer skills and knowledge to support you in your role, developing your existing skills and enhance your effectiveness. These apprenticeships are available in any sector or industry and the University HR Apprenticeship Team will source an appropriate training provider to deliver the training.

Degree apprenticeships were launched by the Government in April 2015 and provide the opportunity for staff to gain a degree as part of their apprenticeship training. The University of Portsmouth currently offer a range of Degree Apprenticeship programmes including Master’s level, and plans are underway to increase our offering in future.

Find out more Apprenticeships – What are they and how do they work?

All apprenticeships are work-based and therefore require the support of your line manager. While working towards an apprenticeship, staff will be required to spend 20% of their working hours on off-the-job learning and line managers will need to facilitate this. Additionally, an appropriate mentor will need to be identified to support staff throughout the apprenticeship programme to ensure learning is effective.

UoP Degree Apprenticeships
Non-Degree Apprenticeships
Academic Professional Apprenticeship
Application process for the University’s Degree Apprenticeship Scheme
Course requirements

The HR Apprenticeship Team manage applications for all University staff wishing to undertake any apprenticeships:

  • Apprenticeship Coordinator: Penny Buckmaster
  • Apprenticeship HR Lead: Helen Keetch

To contact the team, please email: