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Powering jobs

Central to our mission is producing job-ready graduates who are equipped with the necessary skills and broader capabilities that allow them to start successful careers in their chosen fields and succeed in industries right from day one.

Alliance universities are leaders in using our close relationships with industry partners and employers to collaborate on developing curriculum and delivering practical, skills-led learning with real-world experience and on-the-job training.

We are pioneers in working with employers to develop flexible and innovative higher technical provision in key growth areas.


There are over 4,500 apprentices in programmes across Alliance universities in England, including more than 50% of all civil engineering degree apprentices in the country


We not only prepare graduate talent but we are significant providers of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to organisations in our regions, helping employees to build the skillsets and knowledge to support the growth of their organisations.


Between 2016-19, Alliance members ran 2.6 million days of CPD and executive education to businesses, charities, social enterprises and individuals.