October 11, 2019, by bbzswh

Degree apprenticeship students welcomed to the University

The University has welcomed 37 new apprentices to degree apprenticeship programmes starting this academic year. Combining real work with study, the apprentices have joined us to study the Laboratory Scientist, Architecture and Advanced Clinical Practitioner degree apprenticeship programmes.

The programmes are developed alongside employers to provide employees with bespoke, work-based learning with real industry application. Apprentices will complete 20% ‘off-the-job’ training at the University, with teaching delivered both online and on campus. Upon successful completion of the programmes, apprentices will be recognised by the relevant professional bodies and graduate with a degree from the University of Nottingham.

Graeme Barker, Associate Professor and Collaborative Practice Programme Co-Ordinator, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, said: “This diversification of education pathways is a real game changer for architectural education. It not only opens up the qualification to a wider range of students, but importantly embeds the learning of professional skills in a live practice environment, guided by the specialist teaching offered by the University.”

Ruth Eccles, Head of Professional and Work-based Learning, Research and Innovation, said: ‘We’re delighted to expand our degree apprenticeship offer this year, and we continue to work closely with employers to develop our programme portfolio. Apprenticeships are a strategic priority for the University and provide an exciting platform for learners to undertake employer-led, academically rigorous study that equips them for the world of work.’

More information about current apprenticeship programmes at the University of Nottingham can be found online.

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