Gloucestershire's Apprenticeship Champions 2019

Gloucestershire's flagship Growth Hub, forms a key part of the university's 2022 strategic plan, which aims to rapidly expand its engagement with the business community. Punchline has toured the new facilities, which are described as a great place to do business, meet with experts or tap into the university’s rich pool of young talent. In addition to offering its students traditional degree routes, the university has responded to employer demand and developed a range of higher and degree apprenticeships, as an alternative to traditional study. These enhanced apprenticeships provide employees with the opportunity to obtain higher qualifications and professional skills, while employers benefit from the greater productivity and competitiveness of staff. Stephen Marston, university vice chancellor, said: “Working with businesses locally is a key part of what we do.We want to be part of what drives economic growth. We focus on how we can provide a better service for businesses, particularly SMEs. "As well as educating students, the new School of Business and Technology is a place where we are offering services for business.”

The University of Gloucestershire's School of Business and Technology opened its doors to students and businesses in September. Businesses are invited to tour the new facilities and discuss how the University can help them grow l For more information visit usiness

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