Success for the University of Portsmouth’s first cohort of Degree Apprentices   

The University of Portsmouth first ever degree apprentices have successfully completed their first year thanks to a unique partnership between the university, Chartered Management Institute and local companies, designed to transform the way people develop their leadership and management skills through degree apprenticeships.

The first cohort which started in September 2016 have completed their first year of their BA (Hons) Business Leadership and Management degree successfully and our looking forward to progressing on to their second year.

The work-based degree apprenticeship programme is a Chartered Management Institute -led initiative developed with the Government to enable employees to achieve a degree whilst employed in industry, with their tuition fees paid by the employer.

Becky Quew-Jones, Course Director said: “Degree apprenticeships are an alternative route to applicants whose learning style is less suited to a traditional degree course in business. The day release approach allows them to apply their learning in the workplace the very next day. This offers those with the right skills and behaviors a challenging but rewarding route to graduate level positions alongside their academic achievement. The first year’s cohort have been extremely engaged and productive and the teaching team are looking forward to welcoming the new cohort in September.”

Lisa Campbell, Senior Business Support Officer, University of Portsmouth