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Invitation to Business Breakfast Event: Launch of the Professional Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

13 June | 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Date: 13th June
Time: 8:00am – 9:30am
Venue: Engineering and Innovation Centre, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

Location: University of Central Lancashire, Engineering & Innovation Centre (EIC), Fylde Rd, Preston PR1 2XS

Parking Information: There are designated parking spaces reserved at our Victoria Car Park. Upon your arrival, please approach the attendant at the entrance barrier and mention your attendance at the meeting. The postcode for the Victoria Car Park is PR1 7AY.

Please book your place using the link below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/professional-engineering-degree-apprenticeship-business-breakfast-launch-tickets-909639705847?aff=oddtdtcreator


Our Professional Engineering Degree Apprenticeship is meticulously designed to provide apprentices with the essential skills and knowledge required to thrive in today’s ever-evolving engineering landscape. The program is structured as follows:


First Two Years: Students will study and develop essential principles that underpin all engineering disciplines. This foundation ensures a well-rounded understanding of numerous engineering concepts, enabling them to solve complex, interdisciplinary problems.


Last Two Years: Students will specialise in one of three pathways, each leading to a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (IEng) degree:


  1. Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineer
  2. Product Design and Development Engineer (Mechatronics)
  3. Electrical/Electronic Technical Support Engineer


By attending this event, you’ll have the opportunity to network with industry leaders, explore the benefits of our apprenticeship program, and understand how it can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your business.

This program is the fastest path to cultivating the engineering talent your industry demands. Join us in fostering the next generation of engineering professionals.


Grants Available to Businesses:

  • For employees aged 18-21: The program is entirely free of cost.
  • Registered businesses with CITB: Receive £2,500 per year for each apprentice, payable every 13 weeks, with an additional £3,500 achievement grant upon completion. If you are not registered with the CITB, we can assist you.
  • Enrolment grant: £1,000 per employee, with a potential additional £3,000 grant if you haven’t had an apprentice since 2022.
  • SMEs: Benefit from 95% government funding for apprenticeship training. Your contribution is limited to 5% of the program and assessment costs, a maximum one-time payment of £1,350. We also assist SMEs in obtaining Levy transfers from larger organisations.
  • Large employers: Utilise your levy funds to cover the cost of the Degree Apprenticeship.

What to Expect

  • Learn how our program can benefit your business: Understand how your organisation can see tangible results through this apprenticeship, providing a pipeline of skilled professionals ready to drive innovation and growth.
  • Understanding the comprehensive Business Support Services: Learn about the Explore the various Business Support services available to help your business thrive.
  • Exploring UCLan’s Degree Apprenticeship Offerings: Learn about the wider Degree Apprenticeship provision at UCLan.
  • Network with industry leaders: Meet and connect with like-minded professionals who share your vision for the future.
  • Tour our state-of-the-art engineering facilities: See first hand the cutting-edge technology and resources that make UCLan a leader in engineering education.


Engineering And Innovation Centre – UCLan
Fylde Road
Preston, PR1 2XS
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