New Degree Apprenticeship in Chemistry

New Degree Apprenticeship in Chemistry

The University of Bradford are offering a new degree apprenticeship in chemistry which levy paying companies can fund from their apprenticeship service account.

To support employers with the Apprenticeship Levy introduced in April 2017, the University of Bradford have developed a BSc (level 6) chemistry apprenticeship. We will support you in creating a highly skilled graduate workforce through a work-based programme tailored to meet the needs of your company.

Bradford’s chemistry courses are ranked 18th in the UK by the 2017 Guardian League Tables. To enhance our course offer we have worked closely with our industry partners to develop a four year part-time apprenticeship. The course is rigorous, flexible and responsive to employer needs and features:

• Distance learning

• a pace that considers working patterns

• an annual summer school to teach chemistry practical skills

• a structured framework for a work-place mentor and distance supervisors

• training for the apprentices’ work-place mentor in our world-ranking Management School.

• elective modules designed to meet industry needs

• support for companies wishing to develop their own module content

• an annual review of programme with partner companies

• networking opportunities for partner companies

The apprentice will spend 20% of their week on core topics: organic, inorganic, physical, analytical and practical chemistry.  The degree will give apprentices a solid background in chemical sciences as well as the ability to apply chemistry in areas across science.  Tailored elective modules will link core learning back into the workplace. 

Chemistry at Bradford is part of a larger department that includes biosciences.  The team’s expertise has the advantage of interfacing across both areas.  We maintain research collaborations across academia and industry, both nationally and internationally, with research informing teaching. All our chemistry degree programmes are designed to be industry facing.  We have a HEFCE grant dedicated to developing an active and collaborative learning environment which has been recognised with a 2017 Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence from the Higher Education Academy. 

Apprenticeship Levy:  If you’re an employer with a pay bill over £3 million each year, you will have paid the apprenticeship levy this year. These funds go into your company apprenticeship service account which you can use for apprenticeship training.  If you don’t use the money in your apprenticeship account within 2 years, you lose it.

Be part of the first cohort of this exciting new chemistry apprenticeship by signing your staff up for September 2018 and helping to shape a better future for your employees and your organisation.

www.bradford.ac.uk/apprenticeship