ARU Bridging the Skills Gap


Wednesday 11 July 2018



Anglia Ruskin University helps businesses to bridge the ‘skills gap’ with a growing Degree Apprenticeship Programme.


Cambridgeshire’s local university, Anglia Ruskin, launched the first of its suite of pioneering new Degree Apprenticeship courses back in September 2017. They’ve been pretty busy since then signing up both local and national employers who want to grow their businesses, upskill existing staff and beat the ‘skills gap’.

Marc Rothera from the Degrees at Work team explains:
“We’re supporting an incredible diversity of businesses with their apprenticeships. From huge multinational companies, with giant apprenticeship levy pots, through to hyper-local micro businesses which are looking to expand their operations by making use of the generous ‘Co-investment’ funding available to help pay for training.“

As well as apprenticeships covering Digital & Technology Solutions, Chartered Building and Quantity Surveying, Nursing and Chartered Management the university have also been working with a range of employers to develop new courses too. These include the UK’s first Data Scientist Degree Apprenticeship for the bioinformatics profession’ (developed with the Wellcome Sanger Institute), Civil Engineering and Digital Marketing, to name but a few.

The Degrees at Work team are dedicated to helping employers set up world class apprenticeship programmes, so if you think you’d like to explore the options further and see whether you can make use of apprenticeships to grow and develop your business then contact Degrees at Work and we’ll be delighted to help you find a suitable programme and support you to establish it.



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