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COLLEGE OF RICHARD COLLYER EMPLOYERS/STUDENTS DEGREE APPRENTICESHIP BREAKFAST EVENT
16th October 2017

Thursday 18th January 2017 9 – 11am College of Richard Collyer, Hurst Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 2EJ

Are you interested in learning more about an exciting Degree Apprenticeship programme that helps you find fresh faced 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 Thursday 18th January at the College of Richard Collyer in Horsham for an exciting event with University of Chichester, Sussex employers and 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 programme develops 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:

8.45 am                Arrival

9.00 am                Introduction – Diane Dowling, Head of Faculty

9.05 am                Paul Kooner-Evans, Senior Lecturer in Information Systems Management, University of Chichester Business School: Introduction to the Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineering) Degree Apprenticeship programme  (includes Q and A)

9.35am                “How Apprenticeships Work” – Holly Hart, Apprenticeships Manager, University of Chichester

9.50am                 Simon Pringle – (Co-Founder, Red River Software, Horsham): Why we got involved, benefits, impact on your business goals

10.10am               Ben Coveney, Software Engineer, LightHouse Systems: What the Degree Apprenticeship programme means to us

10.30am               Degree Apprentice representative: What a Degree Apprenticeship means to me

10.40am               Collyers’ student introductions

10.50am               Q and A to all speakers

11.00am               Summary and close of event – Diane Dowling

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