De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week next week with a series of events aimed at employers and learners.
The theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2023 is Skills for Life, focusing on how apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career, and businesses to develop a talented workforce equipped with future-ready skills.
Apprentices celebrate at graduation last year
DMU is holding events throughout the week, which runs from February 6 to 13. They which aim to give employers the chance to find out more about the university’s degree programmes and potential learners to discover how to combine work and training and the opportunities available in the region.
“Skills development is a huge focus for us at DMU so the theme of this year’s National Apprenticeship Week could not be a better fit,” explained Tasmin Raynor, Head of Apprenticeships.
“We know that, particularly in the East Midlands region, employers struggle to find candidates with the right skills they are looking for to grow their business, particularly in the areas of digital and management and have designed our courses in collaboration with industry to address those issues.
“Apprenticeships give learners the best of both worlds, allowing you to earn a wage and develop a career alongside studying, putting learning into practice straight away. We are looking forward to speaking to employers and learners about the benefits of apprenticeships at DMU.”
Among the events being hosted is a Q&A with Sandie Martin, improvement lead at the University Hospitals in Leicester. She graduated from the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship last year with a BA (Hons) in Business Management.
She said: “I have not only grown in confidence I am more independent which has resulted in excelling in my work becoming an Improvement Lead for University Hospitals of Leicester, a role I thoroughly enjoy. I am keen to continue to learn and develop, thank you University Hospitals of Leicester Apprenticeship Scheme and thank you DMU Apprenticeships you changed my life.”
DMU has more than 600 learners on its apprenticeship programmes blending on-the-job work with studying either online or on campus, supported by a workplace mentor.
This year’s events are:
Monday, February 6 – DMU Apprenticeship Surgery
Book a one-to-one appointment with a Business Development Manager at DMU to find out how apprenticeships could work in your business
Wednesday, February 8 – Health and Life Sciences Apprenticeships Overview
Discover how apprenticeships could help build your career in the health sector, speak to our subject matter experts and find out more about eligibility criteria and structure of the programmes.
Wednesday, February 8 – Hybrid Working: Apprenticeships and the new world of work
Join academic staff from the Faculty of Business and Law to discuss how hybrid working has changed the employment landscape post-pandemic.
Thursday, February 9 – Hear from an apprentice about how the course changed their life
Meet Sandie, who graduated from her apprenticeship programme last year, to hear how the course opened up new opportunities
Friday, February 10 – Is an apprenticeship for me?
Join DMU’s careers team as they answer questions about degree apprenticeships – what they are, how to apply, and how they can benefit your future career. This in-person and online session will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you have.
Click here to book a place online or in person
Posted on Wednesday 25 January 2023