Degree Apprenticeships showcase huge success

Categories: School of Science, Engineering and Environment

A Degree Apprenticeship showcase held last month by the SEE School was packed with events, seeing numerous employers and students coming to tour Salford’s facilities and host networking events and lectures and show off work from the past 7 years of apprenticeships.

Taking place on Wednesday 24th April 2024, and funded by the OFS, the event began in the SEE Building with a poster showcase of apprenticeship work, exhibiting projects completed by our fantastic students in the SEE School. The day progressed with tours of unique facilities such as Energy House 2.0, the Maker Space and the Civil Engineering Laboratory. Adjacent to this were the ‘Salford Stands’ where software demos, testimonial and employer stands, and funding guidance were open.

After this, sessions were held by apprenticeship students from stakeholder companies Lendlease, Morgan Sindall and Balfour Beatty, where they spoke about their perspectives on apprenticeships and their time so far on their studies. This was then followed by an ‘Inspiration Session’ from Michele Steel, Chief Executive at Regeneration Brainery, a non-profit focused on getting young people into the world of property regeneration.

The action-packed day rounded off with construction focused Continued Professional Developments events. Sessions were focused on powering Britain, new technologies, managing carbon in construction, producing mega projects.

Event organiser and SEE School Apprenticeship lead, Gareth Whittleston, said: “We have had and still have so many fantastic apprentices and students who are leading the way in changing industries, and this event showcased that to amazing employers who provide opportunities for apprentices and students. We showcased the hard work that is done at Salford University.”

Matthew Ellams, Head of Project Management at building construction firm Carter Jonas commented on the day, saying: “It was a great event to be invited to with a well-crafted agenda superbly executed. It proved to be a real insight into the university and vast array of opportunities that are on offer in the built environment there.”

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