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



“Thanks to our partnership with DMU, over the past six years we’ve been able to offer our employees opportunities to develop, expand their knowledge and gain qualifications they can carry forward into their future. The impact the programmes have on our people to grow both academically, and in the work place, sets us aside from our competitors."

Chris Taylor, Head of People Capability at KFC UK


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

KFC dishes out prestigious award to DMU for management apprenticeships

DMU and Leicestershire Police launch new Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship

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

Employers learn how industry-led apprenticeships can benefit their workforce

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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