Grow Higher and Degree Apprenticeships: MESSAGE FROM PROTOCOL

Grow Higher and Degree Apprenticeships: MESSAGE FROM PROTOCOL

Whether it is issues around student recruitment, admissions following school closures and exam cancellations, or the wellbeing of staff and students – challenges caused by Covid-19 continue to be a priority for universities. However, one area of positivity and continued growth is Higher and Degree Apprenticeship provision.

School leavers, and those that have recently found themselves out of work due to the pandemic, will enter an extremely competitive job market. Therefore, the opportunity to work and gain a degree at the same time will be very attractive.

We’re already seeing the effects of this from our conversations with university colleagues and understand the support that’s required across the courses on offer. From the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship which is growing on the back of a national campaign to recruit more police officers, to programmes in Engineering that look to address the skills shortages, there is growth potential across the board.

With Higher Apprenticeships accounting for 31.5% of starts in 2019/20, up from 17.4% the previous year, this promising area looks certain to continue growing.

If Degree Apprenticeships are a focus for you, we would welcome a chat to discuss how we might be able to work together. We have an active database of qualified staff in a range of areas, and also the expertise to source the people you need – perhaps you need a ‘pracademic’ but don’t know where to start looking in industry?

We can find you:
• Tutors & Lecturers
• Quality Assurance experts
• Ofsted specialists
• Work-based Learning Coaches
• End Point Assessors

As well as management and support:
• Director/Head of Apprenticeships
• Apprenticeship Manager/Recruitment Manager
• Business Development staff
• MIS expertise

If you would like to get in touch, you can email our higher education team at [email protected] and we can arrange a convenient time to talk.