University launches digital degree scheme for students
THE University of Birmingham has launched a new digital degree apprenticeship scheme.
The initiative will include mentoring aimed at digital entrepreneurs and combines a bachelor of science degree in computer science with a technology apprenticeship at Vodafone.
During the four-year study period, the apprentices will receive a salary and take part in a ten-week summer placement in their first year and a 12-month industrial placement in their third year.
They are also guaranteed a job in one of the telecommunication firm’s digital teams graduate in 2022.
Professor Andy Schofield, head of the college of engineering and physical sciences at the university, said: “The four-year programme we are launching will provide our students with both the digital education and critical hands-on training they will need to succeed in a digital future.
“As a world leader for research and innovation, we are delighted to be partnering with Vodafone to address the UK’s technology skills gap and educate the digital talent of the future.” once they