Recruit New Apprentices

The University of Northampton works closely with the Cadet Apprenticeship Company and Cadet Forces (Army Cadet Force, Air Cadets and Sea Cadets) across the UK offering you a unique opportunity to access this talent pool of individuals, who often show not only enthusiasm, dedication and common sense but have a great wealth of skills and training gained as part of their cadet experience

Being in the Cadet Forces enables a young person to develop the attributes that employers say they need from their apprentices:

  • Teamwork
  • Analysis
  • Collaboration
  • Creative solutions
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm
  • Logical thinking
  • Motivation
  • Initiative
  • Communication


The University of Northampton has developed partnerships with the Cadet Force in the UK to both promote apprenticeships as exciting career opportunities for young people, but also to ‘match’ suitable candidates with employer needs. We can assist you in the full process of:

  • Promoting the role and the business
  • Introducing you to potential candidates
  • Interviewing
  • Enrolling onto an apprenticeship

Our full service is designed to remove many of the barriers you face to successfully employing suitable apprentices.

To find out more about how we can help you recruit a new apprentice please visit or email

The University of Northampton takes gold...

We have also been given the Gold Award in the Government's Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) – the highest rating possible which places us among the elite of the UK's higher education institutions.

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