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 these short videos about the benefits to both the employee and organisation.


In partnership with University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust


Hear from CMDA Apprentice Laura Houghton


Find out more from Mattioli Woods plc Apprentice Chloe Williams about the CMDA.


KFC Apprentice Liam Thompson talks about his experience on the programme so far.




University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust

“I think Higher and Degree Apprenticeships will benefit organisations like the NHS greatly. The ability to develop your own staff and provide them with opportunities to develop, not only improves their morale, but improves retention, productivity, and achieves an output desirable for all.”

Finlay Hollingworth, Deputy Service Manager - Blood Sciences Department, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

“DMU is a wonderful university, the course is excellently provided, the university has a strong reputation in business, and I would strongly recommend anyone who’s working in the private sector or public sector to undertake this course as it will give them the necessary skills to be able to develop to become better business leaders.”

Rajesh Thakror, Team Leader - Blood Sciences Department, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


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



“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



“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


Leicestershire Police

“The introduction of the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship provides an exciting opportunity for talented people to get a degree whilst working and earning and we are pleased to be one of the first forces in the country to offer the PCDA in partnership with De Montfort University." Chief Constable Simon Cole QPM


News stories

DMU and Leicestershire Police launch new Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship

DMU launches new master's apprenticeship programme for senior business leaders

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DMU to spread the word on Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

Tigers hero makes the pitch for business success

DMU's Degree Apprenticeships in the spotlight for National Apprenticeship Week

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