Leeds Trinity University welcomed its first ever cohort of degree apprentices this week.
The new course has taken on 15 apprentices currently employed at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, who will all study towards a level six degree apprenticeship in chartered management, accredited by the Chartered Management Institute.
Lasting three to four years, the course combines university study with work-based learning specific to each apprentice’s job role, from nurses and pharmacists to human resources workers and estate managers.
“This apprenticeship, and the many others we are currently developing, will create new opportunities for people from all backgrounds, including those currently underrepresented in higher education,” said Helen Wright, the university’s apprenticeships manager.
“This is a great opportunity to develop professionally, combining work-based learning with study to progress their careers.”
The degree apprenticeship is designed for businesses and employers looking to develop their employees in supervisor, senior management and first-line manager roles.
The CMI also announced a new senior leadership master’s degree apprenticeship this week, aimed at senior executives and business leaders.