Outsourcer Capgemini and Aston University have developed two five-year workplace degrees in software engineering and information systems.
The degrees will taught and delivered almost entirely in the workplace rather than attending day release at university.
Software engineering will be based on developing students’ technical abilities and understanding, whilst information systems will include a significant focus on IT management.
The study will involve two years on the Capgemini Higher Apprenticeship scheme and three years studying for a BSc degree.
This year, Capgemini will accept 120 apprentices on its study and work programme. Capgemini says it is also in the early stages of developing a cyber security apprenticeship, and aims to take on five apprentices dedicated to its security practice.
Professor Dame Julia King, Aston University vice chancellor, said, “Aston University is committed to employer-led learning, which is demonstrated through Capgemini’s ability to help shape and input into the content of these high quality degrees.
"The degree programmes will be delivered almost entirely in the workplace rather than through day release, providing even greater flexibility for students to combine work alongside study."
She added, “Over the past two years, 14 of Aston’s own graduates have been recruited to Capgemini’s graduate training programme and I look forward to welcoming the Higher Apprentice graduates to Aston University and the next stage of their educational journey.”
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