Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion


The European Alliance for Apprenticeships is a multi-stakeholder initiative steered by the European Commission. The originator of the pledge is solely responsible for implementing the actions outlined in the pledge.

Author:University of Strathclyde
Country:United Kingdom
Start Year:2018

Dr Andrew McLaren, Stewart McKinlay


Types of organisation:Education and training providers
Description:The University of Strathclyde have been strong supporters of apprenticeships for many years and currently have over 30 staff completing various programmes from administration to engineering.  We have been instrumental in the development of engineering degree apprenticeships in Scotland and last year we launched the Engineering: Design and Manufacturing Degree Apprenticeship with 30+ employees across 15 different employers from multi-nationals and SME’s. 
We are dedicated to growing the number of individuals and employers who will benefit from this approach and will work with employer and stakeholder partners to increase the number of opportunities to both learners and employers across different sectors.  This will directly support an increase in the supply of apprenticeships.  As a leading international technological University delivering to the highest standards, we believe our involvement will improve both the image and the quality of apprenticeships.  Our international perspective and multi-national employer partners will assist in enhancing the mobility of apprentices.
Short company / organisation description:

The University of Strathclyde are a leading international technological University located in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland's biggest city. Our commitment to “useful learning” guides our research, our learning and teaching and the way we work with businesses and organisations. 

With a flexible, innovative learning environment, we are known for our excellent industrial placements, scholarships and opportunities to study abroad.  We are committed to producing graduates who are ready for the workplace and as a socially enlightened international institution are now engaged in the delivery of degree apprenticeships together with employer partners.

Area of action: Supply
Area of action: Quality
Area of action: Image
Area of action: Mobility
Partners:Scottish Government, Skills Development Scotland, Employer partners (across Europe and beyond) and many others through extensive networking arrangements.

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