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Introducing… Our apprentice programme student representatives

At UCEM, we want all our students to feel happy and supported in their studies. To help with this aim, each programme has one (or more) student representatives - a…

Principal Thoughts: A positive Ofsted inspection – now let’s celebrate!

Welcome to the latest edition of Ashley Wheaton’s ‘Principal Thoughts’. This month, Ashley reflects on UCEM’s successful Ofsted inspection and the hard work which went into it, and invites stakeholders…

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Principal Thoughts: Forging a path ahead with our apprenticeships

Welcome to the latest edition of Ashley Wheaton’s ‘Principal Thoughts’. This month, Ashley reflects on National Apprenticeship Week and UCEM’s journey a few years on since offering its first degree…

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Introducing… Our apprenticeship directors

Apprenticeships have become an increasingly integral staple of UCEM’s education provision since we first offered them in 2015. We continually survey the apprenticeship landscape to ensure we are offering the…

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Introducing… Our apprenticeship outcomes officers

We have 18 apprenticeship outcomes officers (AOOs) in total who provide one-to-one support to our apprentices. The AOO role is all-encompassing and includes providing pastoral support and ensuring apprentices and…

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Principal Thoughts: Why National Apprenticeship Week matters

Welcome to the latest edition of Ashley Wheaton’s ‘Principal Thoughts’. This month, Ashley rounds up UCEM’s National Apprenticeship Week publicity and urges government to deliver on their promises. Apprenticeships are…

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National Apprenticeship Week visit round-up

Many of our Apprenticeship Outcomes Officers (AOOs) went to visit apprentices and their employers to mark National Apprenticeship Week last week.   We published a summary of the visits and…

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Q&A with our Chartered Surveyor apprentice, Bayezid Ahmed: Guest blog by our Apprenticeship Outcomes Officer, David Meilhan

As part of National Apprenticeship week, I went out to meet Bayezid Ahmed, one of our Chartered Surveyor apprentices on the Project Management pathway. I met Bayezid on site at…

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Principal Thoughts: Apprenticeship agenda must be allowed to flourish

Welcome to the latest edition of Ashley Wheaton’s ‘Principal Thoughts’. This month, Ashley reflects on personnel changes in government and makes the case for apprenticeships to remain high on the…

Ashley Wheaton UCEM Principal

Principal Thoughts: The apprenticeships agenda a year on (long read)

Welcome to the latest edition of Ashley Wheaton’s ‘Principal Thoughts’. This month, Ashley reviews the progress, or lack of, since writing open letters to five government ministers about the apprenticeships…

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Lucy Roper’s weekly Built Environment blog: Inspiration and innovation

Each week, UCEM Information Governance Manager, Lucy Roper points us in the direction of interesting stories from the Built Environment. Having looked at reasons to be cheerful last week, Lucy…

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National Apprenticeship Week 2019: Our AOO, David Meilhan goes on-site with Malcolm Hollis apprentice, Dan Nixon in Watford

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, we are sending out four of our Apprenticeship Outcomes Officers (AOOs) to shadow several apprentices throughout the week. The shadowing opportunities will provide our AOOs…