University of Winchester launches Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship

20 Jul 2017
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The University of Winchester has announced a partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), which sees the University support the future development of the next generation of professional managers and leaders.

The CMI has accredited the University as an approved centre to deliver the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship, one of a new breed of degree-level apprenticeships which combine career-boosting practical skills alongside academic knowledge gained through an innovative combination of campus and work-based experience.

The programme has been co-designed with employers to support new and aspiring managers to develop the skills and understanding they need to develop as future managers and leaders. Employees who complete the programme earn a degree in Business Management and Leadership and receive full Chartered Manager status.

Stella McKnight, Director for Employer Partnerships at the University of Winchester, said: “Degree Apprenticeships are a brilliant way to study for a degree while working in a professional environment, delivering the best of both worlds. We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute to help foster the next generation of professional managers.

“At Winchester, we have a strong track record in delivering employer-led programmes. These programmes maintain the excellent standards of teaching and learning that the University is renowned for and combine the academic depth and discipline of a Winchester degree with learning in the workplace.”

The University currently works in partnership with a number of partner employers to support them in attracting and retaining their top talent, including Fujitsu; CGI; Marketing Sciences Ltd; Transactor Global Solutions; Quicksilva systems integration solutions; and OceanWise.

Ian Myson, Director of Higher Education partnerships at CMI, commented: “We’re delighted to be working with the University of Winchester to offer students the triple guarantee of a quality degree, on-the-job experience and professional Chartered Manager status. Apprentices of all ages can learn as they earn, providing them with the work-ready skills employers are looking for and make them stand out in the competitive job market.”

The new Chartered Manager programme launches at a special business breakfast event at the Winchester Business School on Wednesday 20 September from 8am. David Way CBE, former CEO of the National Apprenticeship Service and Visiting Professor at the University of Winchester will lead a panel session which includes representatives of managers from businesses already working in partnership with the University.

Businesses wishing to attend the business breakfast at the University of Winchester should email: For more information about degree apprenticeships at the University of Winchester, email:


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