The University of Wolverhampton Chancellor, Lord Swraj Paul, has hosted a celebration of Degree Apprenticeships and Lifelong Learning at the House of Lords.
The event brought Faculty staff together with key people from construction, professional and legal services, as well as the health care industry. It celebrated the first year of the University working with employers to provide Degree Apprenticeships.
Ruksana Kavde is Information Officer for Children’s Services at Walsall Council, and one of the employees studying for the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship at the University’s Business School. She said: “What I love about the Degree Apprenticeship is that it’s great balance between studying, work and family life. Enhancing my skills will enable me to better my services for my organisation.
“It is challenging, but I love a challenge, and I really enjoy being able to go to University with my peers. Everyone is supportive, including my manager, lecturers and my mentor, and all of this wouldn’t have been possible without their help.”
Professor Geoff Layer, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “The House of Lords celebration event recognised the efforts and commitment of partners and employers who have really embraced our vision of lifelong learning.
“The government is committed to providing three million apprenticeships during this parliament – the majority of which will be higher level skills – with a requirement that courses meet the skills needs identified within each region.