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National Apprenticeships Week 2018 marked at Northumbria

8th March 2018

Business employers visited Northumbria University, Newcastle, recently to hear how degree and higher apprenticeships can strengthen their recruitment strategies.

The breakfast briefing included presentations on how degree apprenticeships work, details of courses available and how to work in partnership with Northumbria. Business partners and students currently studying on apprenticeship courses also talked about their experiences.


Higher and degree apprenticeships are a key strand in the Government’s skills strategy and are open to newly recruited and existing staff from organisations of all sizes. They combine university study and workplace learning to enable employees to gain new knowledge, new skills, and new thinking whilst completing an undergraduate or master’s degree.

Sue Graham, from Business and Enterprise Services at Northumbria, said: “We were delighted to see so many employers come to the breakfast briefing. Businesses and organisations of all sizes are clearly looking at how degree apprenticeships can help them recruit and develop a talented and highly skilled workforce.

“Higher and degree apprenticeships at Northumbria are more than a learning programme; they are a partnership. We work with organisations to create courses that meet the demands of your business. We will provide your employees with the skills and knowledge required so they can take on tomorrow’s challenges.

For more information on how your business could benefit from degree and higher apprenticeships and our 2018/19 programmes visit

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