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Delivering Degree Apprenticeships to train the engineers of the future

Published: 07 June 2017

East Surrey College and London South Bank University to Deliver Degree Apprenticeships

Combining study and hands-on work, a new partnership between East Surrey College and London South Bank University (LSBU) will provide highly trained engineers to local employers.

For the first time, this September Engineering apprentices will begin a three-year programme at East Surrey College studying towards a Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Engineering, later joining LSBU for two years to achieve a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

World-leading engineering specialists Thales, have joined the programme as the first employer recruiting for apprentices to work in the state-of-the-art Engineering Hub at Manor Royal in Crawley. 

East Surrey College Business Development Manager, Richard Brooks said the programme was a great opportunity for all involved.

“We are delighted to be working in partnership with LSBU to offer Degree Apprenticeships to employers, ensuring the next generation of engineers receive the best training possible in excellent environments.  

As a local College, we are able to offer apprentices and employers the benefit of support in the workplace alongside their vocational training at the College. This partnership will allow a seamless transition for apprentices to achieve a full Bachelor’s degree at London South Bank University.”

LSBU Dean of Engineering, Professor David Mba said the partnership was an example of how LSBU was committed to providing greater access to higher education in the community.

“Our goal is to continue to work closely with employers and other community partners so that we can ensure our apprentices are trained to the best standards and can contribute meaningfully in their chosen careers.”

Find out more about Apprenticeships at East Surrey College the Apprenticeships on offer at LSBU and careers at Thales.  

Photo featuring: Richard Brooks, Business Development Manager at ESC meets with Professor David Mba, Dean of the School of Engineering and Manoj Ponuggubati, Deputy Head, Division of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

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