Strathclyde shortlisted in Chartered Management Institute’s Partner Awards

Exterior of Strathclyde Business School.

Strathclyde Business School (SBS) has been shortlisted in the Chartered Management Institute’s Partner Awards for its Graduate Apprenticeship programme.

The University is shortlisted in the HE Partner of the Year category for its Graduate Apprenticeship Business Management (GABM) four-year BA Honours degree apprenticeship programme, which was designed in partnership with employers in different industry sectors and to meet the criteria for Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

The prize recognises outstanding positive impact on student experience, professional development and employability as a result of their partnership with CMI.

Apprenticeship degree programmes allow individuals who have been selected by their employers to study for a qualification whilst continuing to work, enabling them to directly apply their learning to their jobs.

Led by an expert academic community within SBS, apprentices on the GABM programme will acquire underpinning knowledge and understanding via a blended learning approach, through online and on-campus delivery. Core business competencies are developed through an integrated work-based learning curriculum. The GABM is designed to support graduates to progress towards Chartered Manager membership of the CMI.   

SBS has many examples of apprentice successes throughout the course of delivery and beyond.  Around 75% of graduating year students in November 2022 had achieved at least one promotion or had moved employer to a more senior role.

Distinctive position

Helyn Gould, Deputy Associate Principal for Learning and Teaching at Strathclyde, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this award. Strathclyde is in the distinctive position of successfully delivering apprenticeship degrees for learners based both in Scotland and England in partnership with CMI and other Professional Bodies.

“Being shortlisted for this award is important to us as it helps increase awareness among employers and future learners of our success in delivering high quality programmes with impactful outcomes, not only for learners on an individual level but also at organisational and societal level.

“It’s important that we showcase the achievements of our learners and celebrate the success of our partnership with CMI in continuing to develop a pipeline of exceptional leadership talent for our employer partners.”

Strathclyde is shortlisted alongside Arden University, the University of Gloucester and the University of Exeter and the winners will be announced in autumn 2023.

Employers interested in learning more about the GABM programme should email