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Essex University partners with technology company to develop engineers

Published: Tuesday, 11 April 2017   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

The University of Essex has partnered with global technology company ARM to help develop the next generation of engineers.

Through the partnership, the university will offer degree apprenticeships that will help students receive both academic tuition and on-the-job training.

Degree apprenticeships have been heavily backed by the Government, who believe they can revolutionise the way young people take their first step on the career ladder.

The School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at the University of Essex will be one of the first to offer hi-tech degree apprenticeships that have been accredited by the national Government-backed Tech Partnership initiative.

Initially, ARM will offer 10 degree apprenticeships with the successful applicants expected to start in autumn 2017.

Jim Fallon, Director of Engineering Development at ARM, said: “Our partnership aims to inspire and train the next generation of engineers, providing them with the technical skills and experience needed to develop the innovations of tomorrow.”

Expertise on offer

ARM has partnered with the university due to its technical resources and the expertise they offer when it comes to creating a course framework.

Positions are available across a range of engineering teams within ARM, and successful applicants will be able to complete paid work whilst studying for a BSc or BEng Honours degree that is delivered by the university.

Applicants will be able to choose a course in computer science, electronic engineering or a number of other related subjects, and ARM will offer each participant a dedicated mentor to help with on-the-job learning.

Right from the start of the apprenticeship, participants will be involved in a number of exciting projects that aim to tackle real-world problems.

All in all, the programme is expected to take just over four years to complete, which includes a period of work and training following graduation.

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