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Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Breakfast Briefing

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St Peter's Campus

The University of Sunderland welcomes you to our breakfast briefing in collaboration with North East Automotive Alliance.

Find out about the huge benefits Degree Apprenticeships in Engineering at University of Sunderland can have for your company. Hear from our academic team, have a tour of our facilities and learn how to enrol onto the programmes for October 2019 starts.


The Faculty of Technology at the University of Sunderland have three Degree Apprenticeship pathways of study which will enable engineers to study a BENG (Hons) in Engineering.

Launched in October 2018, Engineering Degree Apprenticeships at University of Sunderland are due to have their first graduates this summer.

There are opportunities for Engineers with a Level 3 qualification to study our three year pathway; Engineers with a HNC to study a two year pathway and Engineers with a HND to study a one year pathway to gain their BENG (Hons) in Engineering, all via day release one day per week.

This event is an opportunity for you hear how the programmes have progressed and provide an opportunity for prospective apprentices, HR Managers and Engineering Leads to hear from our Engineering academics on the three pathways for engineers, depending on their specific bias:

  • Engineering Practice (Design)
  • Engineering Practice (Manufacturing)
  • Engineering Practice (Electronic and Electrical)

This event will enable you to understand the funding arrangements as well as the structure and rationale for the course. You will also gain an insight into the time expectations and the assessment processes.


Event Itinerary:

08:30am - Arrival and registration including breakfast and refreshments

09:00am - Introduction to Faculty and Degree Apprenticeships at UoS, Alastair Irons, Academic Dean of Faculty of Technology

09:25am – Overview of NEAA sector skills demand and how the Engineering Degree Apprenticeship fits into this, Eddie Leng, Project Manager NEAA

09:40am - Detailed overview of Engineering Degree Apprenticeships, Dave Knapton, Head of School of Engineering

10:15am – Support for Businesses, how enrol prospective learners onto the programmes, funding and apprenticeship Levy and support available from our Work Based Learning Team, Ken Teears, Business Development Manager and Danielle Richardson, Operations Officer

10:30am - Tour of Engineering facilities

11:00am - Close



For more information, please contact:

Tel: 0191 515 3361