Are you getting the most from your apprenticeship levy?

Published On: 5 Feb 2020

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Are you getting the most from your apprenticeship levy?

‘Grow your own talent’

Food and drink manufacturers and retailers who pay the apprenticeship levy can use their payments to cover relevant degree apprenticeship course fees and assessment to help develop and grow their workforce.  If your organisation doesn’t pay the levy you can still access government funding to help cover costs.

Creating Value

The Food Industry Technical Professional Degree Apprenticeship is a proven programme at Sheffield Hallam University, creating value from the apprenticeship levy and combining degree level education with practical work-based learning that addresses technical challenges both now and in the future.

The apprentice route provides an opportunity to ‘grow your own talent’ by nurturing your apprentices' technical knowledge and skills, allowing them to pursue practical learning that they can embed in your organisation.

"I am already applying my learnings directly to my work role"

Quote from Sheffield Hallam Apprentice

The programme at Sheffield Hallam makes extensive use of the University's state-of-the-art facilities to foster the practical skills apprentices need to provide technical solutions to address industry challenges – we cater for retailers and manufacturers of all sizes in all categories of the food and drink industry – for more information visit

To find out more how this apprenticeship programme can help you grow your food or drink business, please contact the Course Leader:

Caroline Millman: or 0114 2256871