2022 will see the doors to our long-awaited new university opening in the heart of the city. ARU Peterborough will play a pivotal role in transforming our city into a regional centre, raising aspirations and having a transformational effect on the life-chances of students. We’re asking the region's employers to sign up to the Peterborough 50 pledge and work with us to make Peterborough a Skills Powerhouse through Degree Apprenticeships.
We are calling for 50 key employers in the Peterborough region to join us and pledge to recruit one or more apprentices to take up one of the new degree apprenticeships launching at ARU Peterborough in 2022-23. The pledge aims to create job growth and develop a highly-skilled workforce for the future prosperity of Peterborough.
As a Peterborough 50 employer your organisation will be a strategic partner in pioneering the growth of degree apprenticeships in the region. Other benefits include:
"ARU Peterborough provides the perfect opportunity for us and other employers in the region with a range of degree apprenticeships specifically aligned with the local business community."
Group CEO, NetSupport
“I am delighted to be able to collaborate with ARU Peterborough. Attending the Peterborough 50 pledge event demonstrated how important it is to be extremely passionate about developing talent within your organisation.”
General Manager, Hilton
“The ARUP Degree Apprenticeship program is a huge opportunity to increase the number of students participating in higher education in the greater Peterborough area. The ability to earn while you learn, reduces student debt and makes higher education available to anyone.”
CEO, Projekt Rising
"Designing the new university for Peterborough around the specific needs of our local businesses, and ensuring the university provides exactly what employers need to grow, is absolutely paramount… and this pledge brings firms and the university closer in order to achieve that." Dr Nik Johnson - Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough