University launches new apprenticeship scheme with automotive finance company

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Birmingham City University is to announce a new Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship programme this week, with Mercedes-Benz Financial Services UK Ltd currently recruiting apprentices to join the course in September.

The three-year work based learning programme offers apprentices the opportunity to achieve a BA (Hons) degree in Business Management whilst working, as well as attaining Chartered Manager status and receiving the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CDMA).

As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2017, Birmingham City University will officially launch the new CDMA programme at a special event on Friday 10 March at the City Centre Campus’ Curzon Building.

As we thrive to continue growing our economy we have to make sure that people are equipped with the skills, education and experience they need to go out in the world and make successful careers for themselves. Professor Julian Beer, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Birmingham City University.

“Higher Level Apprenticeships are one way in which we can do this, by allowing studiers to earn while they learn and gain real-world experience as well as picking up a degree at the end of their course.”

Apprentices will spend the vast majority of their three-year degree in the workplace, whilst developing learning and research skills relevant to their place of work.

As well as providing a professional career pathway for apprentices, the CDMA learning programme will enable employers to upskill their workforce and access resources from Birmingham City University’s Business School.

Modules in the three-year programme include ‘Understanding organisations and organisational behaviour’, ‘Cross-cultural management’ and ‘Contemporary global management issues’.

“Launching this course is a major step forward in diversifying the range of options which are available to people, and providing the type of education and training which can be really valuable in underpinning our economic growth in the future”, added Professor Beer

For more information and to register for the launch event, book here

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