Portsmouth Business School

Testimonials

Tom Colbeck, Membership Service Executive at Hampshire Chamber of Commerce

'I previously found it hard ot balance collect work during the day and part-time retail work in the evenings, so the degree apprenticeship is a perfect way to earn whilst I earn. My responsibilities at work have given me experience that I can apply in the learning environment as well as confidence which helps with assessments such as presentations'.

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Mia De'Arth, Business to Business Sales Manager at Your Centre Limited

'The degree apprenticeship is not only beneficial to my career development but also to my employer. Spending one day a week at university allows me to learn about the roles and responsibilities of my fellow apprentices as well as studying a range of topics which I can then put into practice within my role at Your Centre Limited'.

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Matthew Barnes, Contracts Manager at Pearl Fit-Out

'As the first person within my company experiencing higher education, I am able to bring back lots of new knowledge and issues from my day release degree apprenticeship at the University of Portsmouth. I hope that it will allow me to progress my career in order to gain a position of responsibility in the company.'

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Sophie Taylor, Communications Executive at Hampshire Chamber of Commerce

'The University of Portsmouth was the first place I had heard of which was offering a degree apprenticeship and I jumped at the opportunity. I amange the social media and emarketing at the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and it is really good to relate my experiences from the workplace to what I learn in lectures'.

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Jennie Woodham, Analyst at the University of Portsmouth

'I believe hiring a degree apprentice gives the business a contemporary edge because I am able to bring back new ideas and apply my knowledge every week. I have watched my confidence grow whilst studying, particularly with assessed presentations and reading academic text.'

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Chris Bayliss, Student Recruitment Administrator at University of Portsmouth

'I was first attracted to the degree apprenticeship because I had the opportunity to work and gain a qualification to achieve my personal goals. I really enjoy working with a wide range of people from various work backgrounds especially when discussing different topics as I get to hear their point of view which I may have never thought of before'.

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