Developed with local tech employers, our Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship course is a cost-effective way for you to attract, develop and retain a highly-skilled workforce. Develop your own talent pipelines for in-demand roles including software engineers and cyber security analysts, in partnership with Anglia Ruskin - experts in work-based learning.
Cambridge Digital and Technology Degree Apprenticeship: building digital tech talent for the future.
With over a million new recruits needed in the specialist digital workforce by 2023, 42% of employers are struggling to fill their digital vacancies.*
Cambridge is a global tech hub, home to more than 1,500 businesses that employ almost 55,000 people. But employers say that it's difficult to acquire, develop and retain specialist talent at the right level.
Degree apprenticeships, designed by employers for employers, offer a solution.
Apprentices are loyal, motivated and bring huge value to businesses
Apprentices are the lifeblood of any organisation. I am confident that this degree apprenticeship will offer high tech businesses an opportunity to develop local talent
Many of our members have a shortage of people for the software and cyber disciplines – we have around 1,500 vacancies on our jobs site at any time, some of which could be filled by degree level apprentices
We have committed to apprenticeships because of they represent a strategic advantage to business. We support ARU in bringing this qualification and look forward to placing our first apprentices in 2017
Nurturing talent is vital. Individuals with apprenticeship degrees develop practical, direct experience alongside more formal training, so an ARU Degree Apprenticeship is an attractive proposition
We've worked with local tech firms, including Aveva, Redgate, Cambridge Network and Nokia, to develop this degree apprenticeship. It's a Tech Industry Gold Degree, meaning it's been benchmarked against the Tech Partnership Degree Apprentice standard shaped by Cisco, IBM, Accenture, Thales, Fujitsu and other major employers.
*Survey of 1,600 employers by The Tech Partnership, 2015