Placing inclusivity and opportunity at the heart of its approach to apprenticeships, Queen Mary University of London is marking National Apprenticeship Week (6 – 10 February 2023) by celebrating the successful growth of its offer.
Queen Mary's approach to apprenticeships means it has:
Dr Philippa Lloyd, Vice-Principal for Policy and Strategic Partnerships at Queen Mary University of London says: ‘‘The growth in the number of degree apprenticeships we offer demonstrates our commitment to helping students progress through employment-based education opportunities. These students have their studies funded by the apprenticeship levy, benefiting from a high-quality Russell Group education, while also securing relevant work-based learning.”
Eileen O’Gara, Head of Apprenticeships at Queen Mary comments: “Our apprenticeships develop the skills and knowledge demanded by employers and apprentices alike. Our strategic aim is to ensure the widening of participation across the University and apprenticeships are an essential part of that.”
Dr Eranjan Padumadasa adds: “Queen Mary’s first degree apprenticeship was offered by the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Since then, the offer has expanded to include apprenticeships in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. The common thread for all apprentices is that they secure a balance between the best of vocational and of academic experiences that brings such great benefits.”
Queen Mary currently has approximately 550 apprentices who are engaged on a wide range of programmes including:
We are proud that our apprenticeships provide a route to career success. And who better to hear about this than from our recent alumni, interviewed for Q&As that offer an inspirational insight into the reasons why they chose a degree apprenticeship.
More information about degree apprenticeships at Queen Mary can be found here: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/degreeapprenticeships/
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