In September 2018, in response to the increasing demand for highly skilled supply chain professionals, the Supply Chain Academy through its training arm, CP Training and in partnership with Leeds Trinity University, started the delivery of the first work-based supply chain degree apprenticeship, paid for by the employer Apprenticeship Levy.
Airbus in the UK is making use of this degree and operates an apprenticeship programme responsible for enrolling around 4,500 apprentices over the last three decades. In the last five years, Airbus has trained 500 external and 300 internal apprentices. The Airbus apprenticeship programme has a proven track record of elevating careers, with 70% of the current UK senior management starting their careers as apprentices.
Alex Mortimer, Director of the Supply Chain Academy, said, “We are delighted to be working with Airbus. The apprentices will have a great experience as we provide all the support they need. Having been the first to deliver this Supply Chain Leadership Degree Apprenticeship in 2018, it has now grown to having four new intakes between September & May 2020. In January 2020 we will see the milestone of the 100th apprentice being enrolled onto the programme.”
The Supply Chain Academy is the only worldwide learning centre that focuses solely on the supply chain, offering high-level insight and tuition for executives through its exceptional facilities. The Supply Chain Academy is proud to be part of this partnership and is looking forward to helping the sector overcome its key challenges.