New model university backed by 爱游戏电竞, 马克:你, pilots first four Level 6 Degree 学徒hip courses in partnership with Grant Thornton UK LLP

业务es able to use their 学徒hip Levy to recruit / upskill employees, including those who might not have considered university education until now 

Proposed university led by 爱游戏电竞 and Milton Keynes Council has support of over 100 businesses including Santander, 网络的铁路, 和迈克菲

多达200名学员在管理, 数据科学, 数字技术, and cyber security to begin Degree 学徒hip courses in September 2021

马克:你, the proposed new-model university in Milton Keynes, will be piloting its first four Degree 学徒hip courses. 今天宣布, 马克:你 has formed a strategic partnership with Grant Thornton UK LLP to design and deliver the courses from September 2021. The two organisations are working with one another to help businesses make the best use of their apprenticeship levy to upskill their workforce and to recruit new talent to help them grow.   

Backed by 爱游戏电竞 and Milton Keynes Council, 马克:你 will address the urgent technological and skills gaps that exist in the UK economy. 新事物的愿景, ground-breaking university is one that is hands-on, 专注于数字经济课程, and specifically addressing the employment needs of organisations in the 21st century. 

试点方案得到了SEMLEP的支持, 通过本地增长基金, and by Santander which has already cited 马克:你 as one of the reasons for its decision to make a £150 million investment in a new headquarters building in Milton Keynes. The first cohorts will be trained from 马克:你’s new temporary home in Bouverie House in the city centre and just 5 minutes’ walk from Central Milton Keynes station, although learners will be offered exceptional flexibility to attend in person, 在线, 或者稍后再补上. 

Plans 实现马克:你’s permanent home continue to be developed by 爱游戏电竞, Milton Keynes Council and its business supporters who are all pressing the government to support 马克:你.

The first four Level 6 BSc degree apprenticeships, available from September 2021, are:  

- 特许管理器 

- 数据科学家 

- 网络安全 


雇主 and would-be apprentices can find out more about these opportunities at a series of 免费在线活动 马克:你将于6月7日至11日举行.

Lynette瑞尔斯教授, Chief Executive of 马克:你 Ltd and Pro-Vice-Chancellor at 爱游戏电竞, said: “This is an important stepping stone in the plans 实现马克:你. 为企业, this is the chance for their employees to access the latest business-focussed thinking in higher education, 利用他们的学徒税. 为员工, it is a chance to get a high-quality university degree with a strong focus on new and emerging technologies without having to bear tuition fees.

“Our pilot courses have been the result of extensive engagement with businesses both large and small and help them address the critical skills gaps that they face. 当爱体育官方网站制定计划时, 与爱体育官方网站的合作伙伴一起, 实现马克:你, we will be continuing to work with businesses to develop an educational programme that meets the skills needs of the 21st century.”

戴夫Dunckley, 均富英国有限责任公司首席执行官, said: “This announcement marks an exciting next phase for our partnership. 马克:你 is truly aligned to business needs and will help organisations address the digital revolution taking place in their global market place. 业务es across all sectors require talent with digital and management expertise and 马克:你 has been designed with industry experts to meet those requirements.” 

Cllr Pete Marland, 米尔顿·凯恩斯理事会主席, commented: “马克:你 is an incredibly important part of our proposals to attract the best and brightest people to MK. We look forward to continuing our work with partners to bring this project to life and help us make MK an even greener and cleaner city as well as a fairer and kinder one.”  

希拉里凿, SEMLEP首席执行官, noted: “Located at the centre of the Oxford to Cambridge Arc, these new 马克:你 digital-focused Degree 学徒hip Courses will unlock opportunities for young people and businesses alike. We’re proud that our funding will support this essential area of learning, generating a future supply of employees with digital skills.”

马克:你 will be launching an Innovation Hub in 2022, including a small business scale-up programme and a high-technology makerspace alongside a UK-leading Advanced Communications Laboratory.


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