Manchester Metropolitan University

Claire Findlay

“I would highly recommend the apprenticeships at Manchester Met to employers who are looking for courses to challenge their apprentices and to equip them with higher-level skills.”

We have been running our technical apprenticeship programme at Barclays, for over six years, with more than 300 apprentices in the UK. We were looking for an alternative apprenticeship provision, which would really stretch and challenge our apprentices and the Degree Apprenticeship with Manchester Met was the perfect solution for us.

We have worked closely with Manchester Met to develop and design the programme and its content to make sure it was appropriate for the people we would enrol, but also for the organisation’s needs. We have also been part of the Advisory Board for the Digital & Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship, which has been a great opportunity to work with the university on developing new standards.

But first and foremost, our apprentices love being on the degree programme at Manchester Met and are really excelling. They come back into work after their days out attending university, really motivated, both to do well academically, and play an increasingly important role within their teams.

I would highly recommend the apprenticeships at Manchester Met to employers who are looking for courses to challenge their apprentices and to equip them with higher-level skills.

Find out more about the Digital & Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship