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Loughborough’s programmes which help businesses upskill their workforces celebrated for National Apprenticeship Week 2022

This week is National Apprenticeship Week, an annual celebration recognising the positive impact apprenticeships can make to individuals, organisations and the wider community.

The benefits of apprenticeships are wide-ranging and allow the possibility to upskill and reskill employees by providing them with the opportunity to return to learning.

To support this, Loughborough offers a number of programmes.

The School of Business and Economics currently has two Apprenticeship programmes available – both of which are funded by the Government’s Apprenticeship Levy – enabling organisations to equip their people with the knowledge and the skills to manage their businesses effectively:

Both routes empower participants to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to work effectively at a senior strategic level, empowering organisations to achieve their objectives. They are work-based, delivered part-time, and can be flexible to meet the specific needs of the organisations and the sectors they operate in.

The very first cohort of apprentices from these courses have recently graduated.

Alumnus Alex Molotnikoff, Principal Consultant – Organisational Excellence at Gobeyond Partners said of the MSc Strategic Leadership pathway: “It has enabled me to broaden and raise my understanding of business and organisational contexts in aspects I wouldn’t have easily accessed in my work role. It has also opened the door to wider internal and external networks and given me the confidence, skills and opportunities to challenge and contribute within my own organisation, and that of my clients, in a more informed and strategic way.”

Two online sessions about the courses will be held on 28 February and 7 March 2022. Those who are interested can email Ruth Cufflin for more information.

In addition, the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering offers a Master’s Degree Apprenticeship in Systems Engineering.

The course is structured over four years and is an ideal option for organisations looking to train and invest in early-career engineers, with some parts of the course able to be tailored to a business’ requirements. Further information about entry requirements, programme structure and modules can be found on the dedicated webpage.