New management training launched for National Apprenticeship Week

The University has introduced a new work based training route for potential leaders and managers of the future.

Launched to coincide with National Apprenticeship Week (11-15 March), the programme will offer staff the opportunity to complete an ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management, as part of the University’s Apprenticeship Scheme.

Open to existing staff as well as new apprentices, the programme has proved popular and all of this year’s places have now been filled.

Since introducing the apprenticeship scheme last year, the University has recruited 45 apprentices across a range of disciplines including administration, horticulture, engineering, IT and laboratory work. Apprentices are employed by the North West Apprenticeship Company and placed with the University whilst they complete their training.

Steve Plant, HR Manager, explained: “Apprenticeships help young people develop high quality, highly sought-after skills and improve their prospects whilst making a valuable contribution to the University. As well as helping to grow future talent, the scheme supports the institutes Widening Participation Strategy – and the local economy.”

BBC Radio Merseyside presenter, Sean Styles visited the University’s Victoria Gallery & Museum earlier this week to meet with Culture and Heritage Apprentice, Sean Melia and find out more about his experience of the scheme.

Listen to BBC Radio Merseyside interview here.

Departments interested in finding out more, should contact Steve Plant in Human Resources or visit the HR website.

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