Apprenticeships and trainees

The University's plan for apprenticeships forms an important part of our continued support of civic responsibilities and as a large regional employer we are keen to ensure that we are at the forefront of this rewarding initiative. As such there are multiple different streams of apprenticeships and trainees across the campus, including:

An ongoing embedded trainee scheme in the Faculty of Engineering,

An apprenticeship scheme at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), established in 2006, that has to date employed approximately 30 apprentices, with 13 currently in post.

An apprentice technician scheme in the Faculty of Science; seven apprentices have been engaged so far with the intention of creating apprenticeships year on year,

Business administration apprentices, for example two in post in Human Resources; we will be looking to expand this programme further, and

Several initiatives at the AMRC–Training Centre:

  • approx. 140 apprenticeships in Engineering; many of these will be employed by local businesses and SMEs across the region 
  • Business Admin Apprenticeships: it is anticipated there will be 12 places.
  • a forthcoming work placement scheme