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Loughborough University forms part of Midlands network offering range of degree-level apprenticeships

Loughborough University is one of multiple Midlands-based universities providing apprenticeships to help support employers in the region.

National Apprenticeships Week (4-8 March) is being celebrated by the Midlands Universities Apprenticeship Network (MUAN), a collaborative group which aims to help employers access information to the range of apprenticeships available from the members of the network.

The MUAN is linked to the Local Enterprise Partnerships and Chamber of Commerce in the region, and by working closely with them they aim to ensure that the needs of levy and non-levy paying employers are being met, and that local and regional skills gaps are being addressed.

Loughborough, along with the University of Birmingham, University of Derby, Nottingham Trent, University of Nottingham and University of Warwick are all offering programmes available at degree level in a variety of subject areas.

Loughborough University currently offers two Degree Apprenticeships within the School of Business and Economics: the MSc Strategic Leadership and the Executive MBA. These programmes are work-based and can be flexible to meet the needs of an organisation or a sector, to develop leadership talent for the future.

The Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering will also be offering an MSc in Systems Engineering from October 2019.

Apprenticeships help employers to tailor learning to their own strategic issues and priorities and are an innovative way for businesses to attract, develop and retain talent, and improve productivity.

Sarah Parton, Loughborough University’s Degree Apprenticeship Manager, commented: “The University is pleased to be working with employers to provide high-quality apprenticeships. 

“Our Degree apprenticeships will help organisations to bring an extra dimension to the existing professional development offered to their employees, and as part of this excellent learning opportunity apprentices will form valuable networking contacts with other participants.”

The School of Business and Economics will be hosting two employer apprentice information events on 16 and 17 April. If you are interested in attending either of these events, please contact Vicki Unwin at

More information about Loughborough University’s current apprenticeship programmes can be found online.