Degree apprenticeships introduction for businesses

Business representatives interested in how their organisation can benefit from involvement in the government's new degree apprenticeships are invited to an event at Nottingham Business School

Business representatives interested in how their organisation can benefit from involvement in the government's new degree apprenticeships are invited to an event at Nottingham Business School on Thursday 23 June to find out more.

To celebrate the launch of its Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship, Nottingham Business School is hosting the panel event to outline the benefits of the programme and give businesses the opportunity to learn more about how the apprenticeship works and how it can be managed.

Inspired by Nottingham Business School's sponsored degree programmes with blue chip companies such as Boots, Experian and Rolls-Royce, the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship has been developed by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS), employers and higher education providers.

During the course students work full-time for their company, attending university for short blocks of study. Organisations will benefit from the degree's focus on the application of learning and the transferal of skills back into the business. Student assessments are work-based, relating to their roles and can be tailored to suit the requirements of different sizes of organisations from across all sectors.

This new degree apprenticeship is an opportunity for businesses to develop staff in line with the talent and skills needed in their organisation.
Dean of Nottingham Business School, Professor Baback Yazdani

Companies joining the programme have the option of recruiting new apprentices to their organisation or developing their aspiring managers who do not already have a degree. Students also gain the professional recognition of Chartered Manager (CMgr MCMI).

Funding for up to two thirds of the cost of the CMDA is available through the Skills Funding Agency for eligible apprentices. A representative from the Skills Funding Agency will be attending the event to talk about the new Apprenticeship Levy and explain how businesses can access funding.

Dean of Nottingham Business School, Professor Baback Yazdani, said: "This new degree apprenticeship is an opportunity for businesses to develop staff in line with the talent and skills needed in their organisation. However, for many organisations, apprenticeship programmes are still a mystery and this event hopes to shed some light on how they work and the benefits they bring to a business."

The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship Launch Event takes place on Thursday 23 June 2016 from 11.45 am - 2 pm at Nottingham Conference Centre.

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Degree apprenticeships introduction for businesses

Published on 15 June 2016
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