Degree apprenticeships are changing the way businesses view apprentices, as Bryce Wilcock finds out from chatting to Marc McPake of Newcastle College.
Apprenticeships have long been seen by many as a simple way of introducing the next generation of staff into a business. However, apprenticeships, like the business world around us, are changing at a rapid pace.
Whilst apprentices remain a vital way for businesses to recruit the next generation of staff, the introduction of degree apprenticeships are changing the way we go about recruiting and upskilling staff.
Combining a paid job with training towards a qualification is the best way to meet the needs of both employers and employees and businesses are starting to wake up to the idea that this method of learning isn’t just for fresh-faced school leavers.
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