Leeds Trinity University is celebrating the success of its Centre for Apprenticeships, Work-based Learning and Skills (CAWBLS) during National Apprenticeship Week (February 8 to 12).

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Launched one year ago, CAWBLS is home to the University's higher and degree apprenticeship programmes and work-based learning provision.

Claire Newhouse, Director of the Centre for Apprenticeships, Work-based Learning and Skills, said: "Since launching the Centre in February 2020, the University has signed up 500 learners with over 100 employers. Our dedicated team of specialists provide teaching, support and advice for both apprentices and employers alike through our professionally relevant programmes created in response to employer demand, whilst also addressing the skills gaps that will help to rebuild the economy.

“As the Centre continues to evolve, we look forward to expanding our provision and equipping businesses with a skilled workforce – vital to performance and economic growth.” 

Leeds Trinity University introduced degree apprenticeships in October 2017 with a cohort of 15 apprentices on the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship programme. 

Since then, the University has welcomed apprentices across nine additional programmes, offering apprenticeships in: Business to Business (B2B) Sales, Chartered Management, Digital Marketing, Software Engineering, Senior Leadership, Supply Chain Leadership, Children, Young People and Families and Police Constable. 

A partnership with West Yorkshire Police has seen 300 new police officers studying for a Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship and the Graduate Diploma in Professional Policing with the University since last July. 

Many of the apprenticeships at Leeds Trinity are developed using the University's Work-based Learning Framework, which is a flexible way to give value to the knowledge and skills which are developed in the workplace. 

Kelcie Winch is an apprentice on Leeds Trinity’s Supply Chain Leadership degree apprenticeship programme. Having started working part-time at global healthcare company Henry Schein whilst studying graphic design at college five years ago, the 21-year-old is now an Operations Assistant.

Kelcie said: “I chose this apprenticeship because my future goals are to become a manager. Working with people and guiding people is so rewarding, which is why I want to go higher up within my company.

“My experience with Leeds Trinity University has been fantastic. I could not ask for better tutors or for a better university. I am over the moon with my progress and I have learnt so much. I would highly recommend going to Leeds Trinity.”

Find out more about apprenticeships and work-based learning at Leeds Trinity University.


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