Manchester event to promote high-quality apprenticeships

Manchester Metropolitan University is showcasing the range of opportunities open to youngsters who sign up for its degree- and higher-level apprenticeships.

At an open evening at its Manchester Business School, to be held next Tuesday (15 March), the university will highlight to potential students that taking on an apprenticeship will give them the “best of both worlds”, enabling them to study to a high level while earning money at the same time.

Taking place during National Apprenticeship Week, the event will promote degree-level apprenticeships in digital and technology solutions, chartered management, and chemical science. Also being presented will be the higher-level and advanced programme in legal services.


Opportunity to learn and earn

Employer partners, including Barclays, Lloyds Bank, the Department for Work and Pensions, Thales UK, and Blackpool Leisure Beach, as well a number of law firms, will be on hand to talk to attendees.

Liz Gorb, Manchester Met’s director of apprenticeships said: “Young people really can have the best of both worlds by combining paid employment with study via our university level apprenticeship programmes.

“Our open evening is an opportunity to meet employers and current apprentices, gain careers advice, discover more about University life and about the degree apprenticeship opportunities starting in the autumn.


Blazing a trail

“We’ve developed the trailblazer apprenticeships in partnership with employers, the Tech Partnership and the Chartered Management Institute. They’re designed to meet skills gaps in the UK job market.

“Businesses also benefit from the opportunity to mould their own employees, instilling in them exactly the right skills and workplace cultures. The opportunities are also available to existing employees working for the employer companies.”

The open evening takes place between 5pm and 7.30pm on Tuesday 15 March.