Degree Apprenticeship Workshop

Start Date21/03/2017
Start Time13:00
End Time16:00
Venue Manufacturing Technology Centre, Liverpool John Moores University, 2nd Floor
Peter Jost Building
Byrom Street
L3 3AF (Click here to view a map of the venue)

We are constantly hearing there are a lack of skilled employees, not only in Liverpool City Region, but across the UK. What can modern businesses do about it? How can you ensure the next generation of potential employees has the guaranteed skills to fit within your organisation? How can you maintain and improve the skill levels of your current workforce to remain competitive? Is it possible to shape the way existing and new employees are trained to allow them to add significant value to your business? The answer is…yes!

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is currently transforming the way prospective and existing employees are educated, ensuring graduates are prepared for the workplace, whilst enhancing the knowledge of current work-based employees through the ‘Degree Apprentice’ scheme.

This revolutionary initiative is providing more focus on equipping young people with the ‘real’ skills for the workplace, developing not only the key elements of advanced education, but also ensuring graduates are resilient, good communicators and understand how to work as part of a team.

The Degree Apprentice programme also caters for existing employees within a business, combining study with work place learning with a strong focus on career development. The programme offers studying at a degree level while gaining on-the-job training bringing together the best of higher and vocational training.

Degree Apprentices split their time between university study and the workplace and will be employed throughout – gaining a full bachelor’s or master’s degree while earning a wage and getting real on-the-job training.

A key element is the industrial input into the training, which will involve a degree as a primary part of the apprenticeship, designed in partnership with employers to make sure it is relevant to the skills industry is looking for. There are currently over 100 different subjects that are covered by this programme, ranging from manufacturing systems, digital and creative to business management and construction, and there is an opportunity for industry, for you, to define further areas of study that will benefit your business.

LJMU is hosting a workshop to showcase how Degree Apprenticeship’s can benefit local companies, and truly partner with industry to ensure the future workforce has the dedicated skills required to increase prospects of both employers and employees.

The time is right to come along and learn more about how you can enhance your current workforce, and shape how your future employees will be trained giving them the skills to hit the ground running and provide an instant impact to your organisation

This workshop is held in conjunction with the LCR 4.0 project, a flagship initiative to support manufacturing and advanced engineering organisations in Liverpool City Region, by bringing together world-class, practical support to transform businesses through digital innovation. This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is a partnership between Liverpool John Moores University, Sensor City, Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, University of Liverpool and the Hartree Centre. For more information, please visit


  • Lunch and Registration
  • Introduction by Professor Ahmed Al-Shamma’a
  • LCR 4.0 Business Innovation Support Project by Anthony Walker
  • Degree Apprenticeship Summary by Prof. Andy Ross
  • Structure of Apprenticeships
  • Degree Apprenticeships at Faculty of Engineering & Technology Next Steps – the Opportunity
  • Built Environment
  • Mechanical
  • Digital
  • Civil Engineering

Break out session (4 themes):

  • Student Experience
  • Employer Experience
  • Finance
  • Standards Development

If you would like to book a place on this event please click here  or for more information contact Lesley Lambert on 0151 231 2389 or email  

Lunch will be served from 1pm with the programme commencing from 2pm

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