Vertu has announced plans for degree-level apprenticeships in partnership with Northumbria University.The degree programme will see Vertu pay the £27,000-worth of tuition fees so that the apprentices leave University debt-free.
Successful applicants will work towards a BA degree in Business Leadership & Management Practice, while also earning a salary of £18,000 as a Customer Service Advisor and gaining invaluable experience in the workplace, as well as supplementary in-house training. The programme will also offer the opportunity to achieve ‘Chartered Manager’ status from Northumbria University.
Robert Forrester, chief executive of Vertu Motors plc, said: “We’re very proud of our new programme, it’s the first apprenticeship of its kind in the motor retail sector and an amazing opportunity for enthusiastic school leavers across the country.
“We are always on the look-out for talented individuals who can help drive our business forward, and this programme will allow us to identify those school leavers and help them develop into the business leaders of the future.”