Anglia Ruskin University (ARU)

Anglia Ruskin University is the Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year 2023, and is a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research.

ARU is one of the UK’s leading providers of degree apprenticeships and in the top 10% of Higher Education providers in the country for skills and enterprise. Over 700 regional and national employers have chosen to partner with ARU on apprenticeships for our collaborative approach to finding learning and skill-shortage solutions.

We offer a comprehensive range of university courses that are designed to fulfil your workforce needs whilst providing exciting career development opportunities for your apprentices.

We will support you in attracting and developing high calibre apprentices who will bring talent, skills, energy, and diversity to your organisation, as well as developing and retaining your existing staff.

Why partner with ARU?

  • We guide you in navigating the complexities of the funding rules that govern apprenticeships.
  • We provide expert advice on how to operationalise apprenticeships to your best advantage.
  • We offer a dedicated team to guide and support you at every stage to set up your apprenticeship programme.
  • We support your apprenticeship recruitment activities, including joint attraction and promotion strategies.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any aspect of degree apprenticeships, then our dedicated Degrees at Work team are here to help. Get in touch today at or 01245 686 707

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ARU Placements Programme

The ARU Placements Programme allows our diverse student body to gain meaningful real world experience working for a company or organisation using the degree they are studying. For employers it serves as a way to identify who the top prospects in their industry are for future employment. In essence it can be seen as a 36 week long job interview. The Placements Programme also allows employers to train exiting staff in a supervisory role if they would like, as placement students will need a line manager.

Placements are available in many different degree areas and allow our students to experience a work environment in their chosen area while also helping employers see who is a great fit for their organisation. 

Please feel free to contact me, Guy Mills, if you are interested or have any questions

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The Big Pitch

Our aim is simple: we want to find passionate entrepreneurs with exciting, imaginative business ideas and give them the chance to pitch for the money and the support they need to make it happen. Entrants do not need to be a business expert to participate; all they needs is good idea. Anglia Ruskin Enterprise Academy provides the business mentoring and support necessary as the competition progresses.

Round 1: The Video Pitch: All entrants submit a 1 minute video pitch.

Round 2: The Boot Camp: The best 20 entrants attend a 2-day training boot camp where they take part in a variety of interactive seminars in business planning, financial planning, marketing and presentation skills. Following this, entrants deliver a 3-minute pitch to a panel of judges followed by 5 minutes of Q&A.

Round 3: The LIVE pitch: The best of the best will pitch their business idea to an invited panel of judges in front of a live audience. The three best entries will each receive a cash prize of up to £10,000, along with FREE business mentoring, professional advice and other exciting prizes including: £3,000 Engineers in Business Fellowship and 6 months' free office space in Arise Hubs in Chelmsford or Harlow (valued at £6,000), awarded to a health, performance, and wellbeing idea.

If you have any queries please contact the competition organiser on the following details:

Imrana Begum, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Administrator

Anglia Ruskin Enterprise Academy (AREA)

Tel: 0845 196 5180


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Degree Apprenticeship in Digital Technology Solutions

Developed with local tech employers, our Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship course is a cost-effective way for you to attract, develop and retain a highly-skilled workforce.

Develop your own talent pipelines for in-demand roles including software engineers and cyber security analysts, in partnership with Anglia Ruskin - experts in work-based learning.
With over a million new recruits needed in the specialist digital workforce by 2023, 42% of employers are struggling to fill their digital vacancies.*
Cambridge is a global tech hub, home to more than 1,500 businesses that employ almost 55,000 people. But employers say that it's difficult to acquire, develop and retain specialist talent at the right level.
Degree apprenticeships, designed by employers for employers, offer a solution.

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*Survey of 1,600 employers by The Tech Partnership, 2015

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