This year the first group of young people signed up to begin a Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship with Sheffield Hallam University and Nestlé. This is a new kind of apprenticeship that on completion leads to a degree, a guaranteed job and membership of the Chartered Management Institute. In addition apprentices will also see their course fees funded by the company and receive a salary during their placement.
Initially 13 apprentices are studying on the programme, which will see the students taking up full time roles within Nestlé whilst also spending six weeks a year studying at Hallam’s Sheffield Business School.
The apprentices’ time will be split between Nestlé’s Gatwick Head Office and their Confectionery Headquarters in York.
Higher and degree apprenticeships at Sheffield Hallam began in September 2015 after the University successfully bid for funding over 240 higher apprentices (HAs) from the Skills Funding Agency, the highest allocation for any university.
Building on extensive expertise in working with business and professional bodies, Sheffield Hallam University offers a range of higher apprenticeships including engineering, business and management, facilities management and construction – working with the likes of Nestlé and JCB on programmes such as the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship and Higher Apprenticeship in Advanced Engineering.
The University has exciting plans to offer programmes in the near future across even more sectors, including digital, IT and rail engineering, in partnership with household names such as Tata Steel and Network Rail.