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A pioneering partnership: Management focused degree level apprenticeships with the AMRC

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017


The Management School (SUMS) and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre’s (AMRC) Training Centre has announced a pioneering new education route to study degree led apprenticeships.

The collaborative partnership between the AMRC Training Centre and SUMS will create a world leading advanced management learning offering for SMEs, world-leading organisations and their supply chains.

SUMS is in the top one per cent of business and management schools worldwide with Triple Crown accreditation. The AMRC specialises in carrying out world-leading research into advanced machining, manufacturing and materials. Its ground breaking Training Centre equips apprentices with the skills to go on and regenerate the UK’s manufacturing industry.

The new, high quality, vocational route into university, which is a further development of the University’s successful AMRC Training Centre’s advanced apprenticeship scheme, will feature an innovative curriculum to recognise the skills, experiences and particular learning styles of the apprentices, while meeting the needs of employers.

The Management School will teach professional management leadership skills to support the technical teaching at the AMRC Training Centre.

Yvonne Beach, Director of Professional and Executive Education at the Management School, said: “This is a significant partnership for the Management School. Working with the AMRC Training Centre, we have the opportunity to arm apprentices with management knowledge, enhancing their contribution to organisations and impact on the region overall.

“The Management School is known globally for its high quality degree offer – we’re looking forward to delivering the renowned University of Sheffield learning experience to apprentices too.”

AMRC Training Centre Director of Training, Kerry Thompson, said: “The UK desperately needs skilled engineers to help boost productivity and growth in our economy and our apprentices are the future of skilled manufacturing workers.

“We are providing opportunities for apprenticeships and further postgraduate study, so our apprentices will not only have the crucial engineering skills required today by manufacturers in the region, but also the management skills needed to advanced their career and bring real value to their employers in the long run.”

Businesses will be able to use their apprenticeship levy contribution to fund an apprenticeship place and could use the opportunity to upskill existing members of staff. The apprenticeship levy – introduced in April this year – is designed to increase the number of apprentice opportunities.  Any company with a paybill of more than £3million is liable to pay a 0.5 per cent tax on their wage bill but can claim the money back if it is used to train present staff or new people starting apprenticeships.


For further information on the partnership, please contact Yvonne Beach (

Student Collaborator of the Year – Josie Smith wins at inaugural Professional Services Awards

Friday, March 27th, 2015


The School is delighted that Josie Smith, Research Support Officer at Sheffield University Management School (pictured above), was presented with the prize for Professional Student Collaborator of the Year at the first ever Sheffield Professional Awards.

The glittering ceremony, held on 26 March at The Octagon, was a fantastic occasion to recognise the contribution of Professional Services to the University as a whole. Deputy Head of Student Experience and Accreditation at the Management School, Sharon Rose, narrowly missed out on the Faculty of Social Sciences award for Professional Staff Member of the Year.

Well done to Josie and Sharon, the School is immensely proud.

Read the Dean’s Blog, written prior to the awards, for more on the School’s Professional Services.