"Degree Apprenticeships are an excellent route for individuals to achieve their full potential and the Liverpool City Region will reap the rewards of a world-class workforce.” Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor for the Liverpool City Region
To celebrate National Apprenticeships Week, Liverpool John Moores University welcomed Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor for the Liverpool City Region, to talk with employers and Degree Apprentice students about the benefits of degree apprenticeships and the future plans for the Region.
Dr Edward Harcourt LJMU Pro-Vice-Chancellor for External Relations, said: “LJMU aims to be the lead provider in the Liverpool City Region for degree apprenticeships and we have already developed provision in engineering, business, nursing and policing studies. The University’s history, ethos and culture fully embraces the scheme, from widening participation for people from all backgrounds to benefit from higher education, to boosting the local economy and workforce.”
A Degree Apprenticeship is an exciting new route into work-based learning that enables apprentices to achieve a full degree while developing practical skills in the workplace. Employers benefit from sponsoring an apprentice by gaining a highly-skilled employee with both the academic qualifications and the relevant knowledge shaped by their on-the-job experience.
The apprentice will spend 80% of their time at work and study part-time for 20% of their time, ensuring that they develop an in-depth understanding of the sector while bringing a fresh perspective and higher level knowledge and skills to the business. They can take up to five years to complete their degree with a final assessment carried out by a professional body.
Find out more at the Degree Apprenticeship Open Day in April