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Danske Bank launches Danske Futures apprenticeship for students

  • Danske Bank has partnered with Ulster University to launch an apprenticeship programme for students who have completed their A-Levels.

    For those finishing their A-Levels and considering their next steps, the choice between university and work can be a difficult one to make. Many jobs have a relevant degree as part of their essential criteria, but additional years of experience in your chosen field puts you ahead of the pack when applying for jobs.

    But what if you didn't have to choose between an industry job and education? Danske Bank and Ulster University have partnered to create an apprenticeship programme for school leavers finishing their A-Levels that combines a practical apprenticeship in the banking sector with a relevant degree-level qualification.

    Ten applicants will be selected for the three-year Danske Futures apprenticeship, securing a role in Danske's Personal Banking and Small Business team or Operations team while studying a BSc Hons degree in Managing the Customer Contact from Ulster University. The scheme first launched last autumn and has already seen some promising students through the programme.

    Timothy Moruzzi, Programme Director and Apprenticeship Lead at Ulster University spoke about the course: "The BSc in Managing the Customer Contact is a market-leading course, and as far as we know it’s the only higher education programme of its kind in the world. The partnership with Danske Bank will see students have the opportunity to put their learning into practice day-to-day in an industry leading organisation."

    Anyone interested in a career with Danske Bank and getting their degree while working in the industry should apply at http://danskebank.co.uk/careers. Applications are open now and close on June 12th.

    Source: Written based on press release

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