Aspiring app-rentices to get on the Map

A Manchester tech company is launching its first ever app development apprenticeship, a degree-level programme for aspiring mobile app developers.

Mapway, a Google-accredited ‘top developer’, will run the apprenticeship course alongside Manchester Metropolitan University. Successful candidates will study a fully accredited BSc degree in digital and technology solutions, while working at Mapway’s head office.


Apprenticeship Week launch

The launch will coincide with next week’s National Apprenticeship Week. The company will be seeking to recruit apprentices at an open evening on Tuesday at Manchester Met’s Business School.

Mapway CEO David James believes it will be the perfect week to launch the company’s search to find new talent through apprenticeships.

James told the Manchester Evening News: “The value of apprentices is something I’ve always believed strongly in. Many years ago I completed an unofficial apprenticeship that enabled me to switch careers from a chef to a developer. Without this option of work-based learning I wouldn’t be where I am today.

“As a company we’ve seen first-hand the value apprentices can bring but we’ve yet to expand this success across our mobile development team.

“With this new apprenticeship programme we hope to offer a solid foundation for those who aspire to work in a digital industry and by partnering with Manchester Metropolitan University we will combine first-class training from both an educational and practical perspective.”