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Employer's Briefing on Degree Apprenticeships
25th January 2017

Wednesday 8 March 2017 - 12:15pm-14:45pm College of Richard Collyer, Hurst Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 2EJ

Are you interested in learning more about two new degree apprenticeship programmes in IT (Software Engineering) and Management that helps you find new talent, and provides students with University and business experience? Want to hear from businesses who have already joined the programme about the benefits and why you should get involved?

Join us on Wednesday 8 March at the College of Richard Collyer in Horsham for an exciting event with University of Chichester, Sussex employers and final year students to find out more about the Degree Apprenticeship Programme.

The Degree Apprenticeship programme provides the student with University and business experience. The student is employed by the business and attends the University on a weekly basis.

The two programmes develop practical IT and management skills together with project management, interpersonal and business skills needed to operate successfully.

It integrates academic learning and on-the-job practical training so students graduate with the experience that employers really need.

Agenda:

12:00 Arrival - sandwich lunch

12:20 Introduction - Lucy Hargreaves (College of Richard Collyer - Progression Directorate)

12:25 Professor Dave Cooper, Acting Head of University of Chichester's Business School

- Introduction to the IT and Management Degree Apprenticeship programmes

- Features, benefits (including Q&A)

13:00 Simon Pringle (Co-Founder, Red River Software, Horsham)

- Why employers should get involved, benefits, impact on your business goals (including Q&A)

13:30 Networking for students and employers

14:35 Summary - Ellen Dateman (College of Richard Collyer - Business Studies Department)

14:45 Close

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