“I wanted to develop a degree apprenticeship route for Civil Engineering ever since the apprenticeship standard was created.
We can teach fundamental engineering principles, but the application is really an essential part of the programme. Civil engineers also need professional skills such as teamwork, communication and leadership, and good understanding of the regulations and constraints of working on site.
A degree apprenticeship is an ideal way to combine both aspects with the significant advantage that the degree apprenticeship offers a funded pathway to an honours degree, several years of industrial experience and a professional qualification on completion.
I believe that degree apprenticeships will help us to create better links with employers which will enhance the employability of all of our students because employer feedback is so important.