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Fujitsu launches Degree Apprenticeship Programme to support STEM skills development in Manchester and Warrington area

News facts:
  • New Degree Apprenticeship Programme launching at Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Four-year degree course will see recruits work four days a week and study one day a week
  • Programme will develop digital skills and softer business skills
  • Open days are at Warrington on 7th May and at Manchester Met on 30th May
London, May 01, 2019 – Fujitsu launches a new Degree Apprenticeship Programme to develop UK Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills and to empower the workforce of the future. The Degree Apprenticeship, which is being run as a four-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) Digital and Technology Solutions degree at Manchester Metropolitan University, will focus on areas of technology where there is clear demand for relevant skills: cyber security, digital business solutions and software developing, including a focus on technology areas such as automation and cloud.

New recruits will join Fujitsu as employees, working four days a week and attending classes at Manchester Metropolitan University one day a week, where they will study for a degree in digital and technology solutions.

“STEM skills are essential for the future, both for students looking at their careers and businesses aiming to succeed with digital transformation,” said Nick White, Head of Junior Talent at Fujitsu EMEIA. “We are excited to see the new Degree Apprenticeship Programme help foster the next wave of digital talent at a critical stage of development for the UK. With technology increasingly becoming the backbone of every industry and organisation, digital skills will pave the way towards a thriving economy.”

To help ensure a rounded skillset is developed, the course will be complemented by a soft skills programme focusing on business impact and leadership, as well as a mentoring programme to support personal development. Fujitsu aims to recruit 30 applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and who span multiple skillsets. Prospects will be invited to attend one of two open days, in Warrington on 7th May or at Manchester Met on 30th May.

“The north-west is a powerful economic and tech hub in the UK, so it is vital that we foster the right talent to fuel our future,” said Elizabeth Gorb, Director of Apprenticeships at Manchester Metropolitan University. “To ensure we have the right skills, we need more businesses to create and support apprenticeship programmes. This new programme from Fujitsu can serve as a powerful example to others.”

For more information and to apply for a place on the Degree Apprenticeship Programme, please click here.

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Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 140,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.1 trillion yen (US $39 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu UK and Ireland

Fujitsu UK & Ireland employs over 9,000 people. We promote a Human Centric Intelligent Society, in which innovation is driven by the integration of people, information and infrastructure. We are committed to Digital Co-creation, blending business expertise with digital technology and creating new value with ecosystem partners and customers. We enable our customers to digitally transform with connected technology services, focused on Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Cloud - all underpinned by Security. Our customers cover both the public and private sectors, including retail, financial services, transport, manufacturing, government and defence. For more information please see http://uk.fujitsu.com

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Date: 01 May, 2019
City: London

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