Coventry University launches engineering degree apprenticeships
Tuesday 24 September 2019
Coventry University is launching two new degree apprenticeships for students looking to combine top-level academic study with practical work experience.
The two new degree apprenticeships are in Manufacturing Engineering and Product Design and Development Engineering. The first intake of students start the courses in September 2019.
Delivered in partnership with MIRA Technology Institute and Coventry University staff, the apprentices will split their time between studying their course in five day blocks twice a semester and getting real-world industry experience. Both schemes will deliver an effective approach to achieving high level skills and knowledge fit for current and future engineering requirements and apprentices will benefit from world-class facilities both at MIRA Technology Institute and Coventry University.
The programmes have attracted support from a wide range of companies in the automotive, engineering and manufacturing industry.
The degree apprenticeship scheme is a great initiative that can offer huge benefits all round.Paul Green, Associate Professor at Coventry University
Industry has the opportunity to upskill staff via a structured programme that can provide competitive advantage and future growth, while apprentices can gain access to expertise that helps ensure their skills stay relevant and up-to-date.
Situated in the birthplace of the British motor industry and historical heart of UK manufacturing, Coventry University’s Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing enjoys a global reputation for business-focused research and teaching.
MIRA Technology Institute represents a unique partnership between North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College, Coventry University, Loughborough University and University of Leicester. It provides students with a bespoke curriculum aimed at satisfying an ever-increasing need for specialist skills in the UK automotive sector.