Tom King, Senior Highway Steward for West Sussex County Council is undertaking the Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship, he said: “When I’m studying at university, I’m learning things that directly relate to what I’m doing at work. In highway maintenance, I’m dealing with the reactive side of engineering, like floods and potholes. So, when we learned about hydraulics there were direct links to the rivers and ditches I’ve been dealing with in my job.”
One of the first employers to send apprentices on the Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeship was Hove-based Hop Consulting, which currently sponsors two apprentices. Ria French, HR Advisor at the company said: “Apprenticeships are an integral part of our business structure. All of our technical apprenticeships lead through to degree qualifications and our apprentices go on to become team leaders, senior engineers, chartered engineers and even directors.”
Professor Debra Humphris said: “The University of Brighton is a technical and professional university, very much focused on courses that will educate an important part of the future workforce.”
To find out more about these programmes, contact the University of Brighton’s apprenticeship team.