As Head of Apprenticeships at the University of the West of England, Simon Flenley promotes and supports apprenticeship staff, as well as the provision delivered to degree apprentices across the region. As both a provider and employer of apprentices, the University has ambitious targets to drive forwards a firm commitment to the apprenticeships agenda, including activity around widening access and participation.
Alongside our experience of Higher Education programmes (particularly in vocational subject areas), we have been delivering apprenticeships in a number of key, priority sectors for a number of years. Meeting the needs of employers, we support apprenticeships across Health & Applied Sciences, Manufacturing, Construction, Digital and Engineering, as well as Management. And as an employer of apprentices, we are continually growing our apprenticeship offer to new and existing staff, from levels 3 upwards.