Construction and Engineering Apprenticeships
You only have to glance at the skyline across Manchester to see that the construction sector is thriving. But could an industry wide skills shortage be about to bring Manchester's boom to a shuddering halt?
As well as an ageing workforce, there is a distinct lack of young talent choosing to enter into the construction industry resulting in a worrying skills shortage within the sector.
Building businesses back up is crucial for the recovery of the economy following the repercussions of the current pandemic and the construction and engineering sector are vital for the recovery of the nation. We need to act now to help close the skills gap and futureproof the construction sector.
There has never been a more significant time, in recent years if not decades, for the need for excellent construction and engineering experts and degree apprenticeships offer a cost-effective way to up-skill your staff whilst they are still working allowing them to apply their theoretical knowledge from university to the workplace on an ongoing basis.
DEVELOP YOUR WORKFORCE
An apprenticeship combines academic study at university with on-the-job training in the workplace. They are a are a great way to attract and retain talent, boost productivity and up-skill your workforce.
The benefits of an apprenticeship include:
- Create ambitious, motivated employees
- Increase retention by offering employees the chance to progress
- Improve productivity and competitiveness
- Bring fresh and innovative ideas into the organisation
- Tailor learning to fit your business requirements and close the skill gap
- Up-skill your workforce in a cost-effective way
Funding depends on the size of your organisation but will either be fully funded by your apprenticeship levy or via co-investment with the government (the government will fund 95% of the training costs).
We offer apprenticeship programmes across a range of construction and engineering subject areas, including quantity surveying, building surveying, property and real estate and civil engineering.
BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying (Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship)
Apprentices will advance their financial, technical and managerial construction related knowledge with our Quantity Surveying course, which is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES).
BSc (Hons) Building Surveying (Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship)
Apprentices will be educated to the highest industry standards on this Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredited course. They will achieve professional status whilst developing professional and technical skills specific to building surveying.
BSc (Hons) Real Estate Development and Management
A gateway to professional status, our property and real estate course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and equips apprentices with the professional, technical and collaborative skills to build a lucrative and rewarding career.
BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
Led by our IStructE award-winning civil engineering team, our civil engineering degree apprenticeship will equip students with the knowledge and skills to create the future infrastructure, buildings and facilities that improve our quality of life.
BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management
Our experienced academic team draws on strong construction industry links to ensure students have a stimulating range of external guest lecturers, industrial site visits and career networking opportunities.
HNC Construction Site Supervisor
The HNC construction is aligned to the requirements of a professional career in the built environment as a Construction Site Supervisor, and help you learn the technical and practical skills needed to satisfy industry and employer needs.
We have welcomed many apprentices to the University across a range of courses such as Quantity Surveying, Real Estate and Development & Management, Civil Engineering and Building Surveying Our apprentices have excelled on their chosen apprenticeship and gained valuable skills and experience to progress their careers.
Find out how our apprentices balance their studies alongside their work and what advice they would give to others considering an apprenticeship.