Degree apprenticeships are a new, government-funded, way to recruit, train and retain IT talent for your business. The University of Exeter is offering BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions as a degree apprenticeship to people aged 18 or over.
How it works
- Employers recruit apprentices, who will be enrolled onto the BSc (Hons) programme at the University.
- The government will pay £2 for every £1 paid by employers toward university tuition fees, up to a maximum government contribution of £18,000 per apprentice.
- Additional government grants are available for each apprentice (£5,400 for an apprentice aged 18, £2,700 to small businesses, and £2,700 upon the successful completion of the programme).
- Typical starting salaries for degree apprentices are between £12,000 and £18,000 – making this an affordable recruitment pathway.
Who could benefit
- Large national or multinational companies looking to invest in their IT and digital workforce.
- SMEs and regional companies looking for an affordable, sustainable solution to growing IT needs.
- IT and digital industries.
- Companies in other sectors with growing IT needs.
BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions
This is a four-year blended learning course structured around:
- Eight to 10 days a year of residential university teaching.
- No weekly day-release arrangements, minimising disruption to the workplace.
- Residentials are supplemented by e-learning, giving apprentices and employers flexibility.
- Apprentices also gain credit for work-based projects.
- IT project management
- Digital technologies
- Information security
- Professional skills
- Business information systems
- Data modelling and database design
- Organisations and management
- Systems development
- IT law and ethics
- Practical workplace projects assessed jointly by employer and university
- Specialist/elective modules (software engineering, data analysis, business analysis, cyber security, network engineering, IT consulting)
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For more information visit the University of Exeter Website here: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/business/working/apprenticeships/