November 09, 2023 | University Partners

UWE Bristol ranked among top 20 best apprenticeship training providers in UK

UWE Bristol has been named among the top 20 best training providers for apprenticeships in the UK, according to the latest Rate My Apprenticeship finalist awards, the UK's leading job resource for young people seeking apprenticeships.

Maintaining its position from last year, the University secured 20th position in the national top 50 in the Rate My Apprenticeship Best Apprenticeships Employers and Training Providers Guide 2023/24.

The guide is based on reviews and feedback from thousands of young people who completed an apprenticeship in the last year to assess which training providers and employers are the best in the country.

UWE Bristol works in collaboration with employers from the public and private sectors to design suitable courses that meet business needs and currently provides over 20 higher and degree apprenticeships in a range of sectors including health, engineering, policing, architecture, business, and computer science.

Professor Sir Steve West, Vice-Chancellor at UWE Bristol, said: “It’s fantastic that UWE Bristol is being recognised in this important space. Apprenticeships play a key role in the skills agenda, and we are proud to be a part of their ongoing development, working with local employers and providing the best possible learning experience and outcomes for apprentices.”

Simon Flenley, Assistant Director of Apprenticeships at UWE Bristol, said: “It's great to see that we've been acknowledged in these awards again. Apprenticeships are a hugely valued provision at the university. As we approach a new academic year, we continue to strive to provide high quality training programmes for students, employers and industry.

“Apprenticeships can provide an alternative route into all educational pathways, including at higher and degree level. We are so passionate to be a part of the widening access and participation conversation at local and national levels, and very excited to see what 2023/24 brings not just for us, but the apprenticeship sector more broadly.”