Combining a blend of technical knowledge, on the job experience and business skills, Higher Apprenticeships are a great way for you to upskill existing employees or offer as an opportunity to attract new staff, allowing them to access Foundation and Honours degrees with fees part-paid by government.
Recent government announcements have confirmed funding for higher education that sits within an approved Higher Apprenticeship programme - there has never been a better time to get involved.
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) offers Higher and Degree Apprenticeships available at levels 4 to 7, and is committed to vocation education, offering professional accreditation for its programmes. The apprenticeships combine work with part-time study up to Honours degree level and may include a work-based, academic or combined qualification or a professional qualification relevant to the industry.
Nationally there are 75 higher and degree apprenticeships available, with more in development, and in over 40 different job areas, which include Foundation degrees, HNDs and full Honours degrees. Job roles range from legal services to banking and engineering, giving your employees the chance to continue their professional development whilst working and earning.
Did you know nearly a quarter of a million workplaces employed an apprentice in 2013/14, including ‘blue chip’ British and international companies such as Cap Gemini, ITV, Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Barclays and the BBC? And with ICM Research showing that employers think that qualified Higher Apprentices are 25% more employable than those that took another route into work, what are you waiting for?
Get involved today and find out more about what we can offer you and your business. Please contact Phil Holifield, Project Manager, University of Central Lancashire, call 01772 893168 or email: Pholifield@uclan.ac.uk