Degree apprenticeship gets go-ahead

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The Department for Education has approved a degree apprenticeship proposal, put forward by the Supply Chain Academy and Uniserve Group.

The degree apprenticeship proposal, submitted in conjunction with Leeds Trinity University and in consultation with over one hundred organisations, is expected to be available from September.

The qualification will involve employers, universities and professional bodies working in partnership, with apprentices employed throughout, spending part of their time at university and part with their employer.

In a letter to Paul Stone, Uniserve HR director, from the Department for Education today, it was confirmed that the Minister of State for Skills had approved the Supply Chain Leadership Apprentice proposal.

Stone said: “We expect this apprenticeship to go a long way towards addressing the growing skills and management gap in the supply chain sector, so it should be welcome news for all”.

Alex Mortimer, Supply Chain Academy commercial director said: “Achieving this qualification should provide employers with confidence that the individual has the required understanding of the ‘end to end’ supply chain”.

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