Completing an apprenticeship
Successful completion of an apprenticeship requires the apprentice to:
- complete the appropriate training period
- attend the course of study and attain the appropriate qualification(s)
- demonstrate satisfactory competence in the role
When the apprenticeship has been completed, the Apprenticeship team will issue a completion certificate on behalf of the University to recognise this achievement.
Appointing to another role
If there is a suitable post available in the same department and the apprentice has demonstrated that they are competent to perform the new role (at the appropriate grade), they may be considered for direct appointment to the post. In such cases, please follow the University’s guidance on Recruitment without Advertising.
If the apprentice is successfully appointed to another role, either in the same department or a different one, a new contract of employment should be issued. Unless the individual has previous unbroken continuous service with the University, the start date of their apprenticeship should be used as their continuous service date for the new contract. This date is used to determine eligibility for certain entitlements, such as sick pay and family leave benefits.