Case studies

As a dynamic institution we work with organisations from across the UK and instantly-recognised brands to establish partnerships and collaborations that deliver both business and employee benefits.

We are proud of the excellent work we do with our partners, and our Higher and Degree Apprenticeships deliver cost-effective, practical and flexible educational development for your organisation, to enable attracting talented employees and increased employee retention and productivity.


Find out more in this short video about the benefits to both the employee and organisation.



Mattioli Woods plc

“It’s great to be able to offer such a fantastic opportunity to hard working young people to get a foot on the career ladder of our fast paced and forward thinking locally based plc business, as well as gaining a degree qualification without the associated costs and student loans. Their energy and dynamism spurred on by their learning through the course brings fresh ideas and a real dedication to our business. I’m especially looking forward to their final year when, as part of their End Point Assessment, they will have to embark on a project within the business to bring about change and efficiency. Personally I gain a great deal of satisfaction seeing individuals grow and blossom within our business and this is especially true of our two trail blazers on the degree apprenticeship program.”

Fiona Treadwell

Talent and Development Business Partner, Mattioli Woods plc


Find out more from Mattioli Woods plc Apprentice Chloe Williams



“KFC and DMU have been in partnership with the Business Management Degree Programme for five years now, so when we were approached about the Degree Apprenticeship we could clearly see the benefits of being part of this pilot programme so naturally jumped on board. Over the past year we’ve seen exactly what we expected; a new, young group of talented employees grow professionally and personally. Nearly half of our employees have been promoted since the induction of this programme and we’ve seen engagement rise across the whole cohort. The CMDA has changed the way that they look at their impact through other people and through the business. Working and earning a degree simultaneously is no small task, and they are reaping big rewards as a result.”

Dylan Hannigan

Education Programme Manager, KFC UK and Ireland


Find out more from KFC Apprentice Liam Thompson



“I’m delighted that our Cyber Security Higher Apprentices will receive an academic qualification that has been designed specifically around our needs as a business. Together with Tech Partnership and a consortium of employers, we have created an apprentice framework that meets the needs of cyber security organisations, and DMU have developed an academic programme that will develop these young people and launch them into fulfilling and inspiring careers. I am excited at the prospect of seeing our apprentices develop their skills at DMU.”

Rob Partridge

Head of BT’s Security Academy


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