The University of Wolverhampton is celebrating four years of providing Degree Apprenticeships, helping to plug skills gaps in key industry sectors across the region and further afield.
We opened our Apprenticeship Hub four years ago and, since then, have welcomed over 1,000 Degree Apprentices onto programmes, growing our work based learning of Higher and Degree Apprenticeships with growth at more than 250% since opening.
Our Faculties now offer 17 Higher and Degree Apprenticeships and we work with over 350 employers and local authorities including Telford & Wrekin, Dudley, Walsall, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Sandwell Councils, public and private health care providers such as the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Walsall NHS Trust and Priory Group as well as a number of small and medium sized employers.
This year, the 14th annual National Apprenticeship Week (#NAW2021) will run from Monday 8th February through to Sunday 14th February 2021 with the theme ‘BUILD THE FUTURE’ and the University is celebrating and showcasing the impact Apprenticeships have on communities, local businesses and regional economies.
Throughout this celebration week we will be shining the spotlight on some of our employers who are committed to upskilling their workforce and some of our Apprentices who, despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, are continuing to learn or who have already graduated.