As part of Apprentice Week Bangor University is highlighting the opportunity for employers to develop and embed critical high-level skills.
Bangor University is working closely with the two FE Colleges in North Wales; Grŵp Llandrillo Menai and Coleg Cambria to deliver a suite of fully funded Degree Apprenticeship qualifications covering Software Engineering, Cyber Security, Data Science and Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
Degree Apprenticeships provide an attractive option for employers to develop and embed cutting edge knowledge whilst developing an individual in a key role. They can be used to upskill an existing member of staff or appoint to a new Degree Apprenticeship role. Over a three-year period and whilst working the Degree Apprentice studies at college and University for a day and evening a week.
With 40 Degree Apprentices currently working and studying, Bangor University and its FE Partners are currently working with employers across the region; including large companies such as Airbus, the public sector (Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and local government) as well as innovative SMEs.
Developing a higher-level skills base
Dr. David Perkins, Academic Director for the programmes at Bangor University said;
"Degree Apprenticeships provide an excellent way for organisations to develop their higher-level skills base whilst developing and incentivizing employees. It’s clear from feedback from our partner employers that our Degree Apprentices are motivated and high performing individuals who are delivering real value to their host companies."
Heather Jones, Business Development Adviser from Grŵp Llandrillo Menai added;
"Degree Apprenticeships provide a cost-effective way of introduce graduate level skills into your business in key disciplines. We're keen to talk to employers to see whether Degree Apprenticeships would be a good fit for your workforce development requirements."
Further information and our Employers Guide to Degree Apprenticeship are available from the University's and GLLM's websites.