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Elizabeth Gorb

Director of Apprenticeships, 
Manchester Metropolitan University

Director of Apprenticeships at Manchester Metropolitan University, Liz is currently leading on the development and delivery of Degree Apprenticeships across the University. Liz and her team have been working with many global corporates and SMEs to develop and successfully introduce Degree Apprenticeships in Digital & Technology Solutions, the Chartered Managers Degree Apprenticeship and now the MBA Degree Apprenticeship. Previously Head of Department at the City Lit, Covent Garden, London and the East Cheshire Business School, Liz has substantial experience of leadership and management in a variety of settings in both London and the North West.

  • Outlining our journey in successfully designing and delivering degree apprenticeships now with over 1000 apprentices and 200 employer partners
  • Motivation for universities and employers to collaborate on Degree Apprenticeships
  • Overcoming the challenges for both employer and university establishing a degree apprenticeship programme with a flexible approach
  • Working together to design engaging, practical programme content resulting a motivated workforce and high levels of retention
  • Understanding the partnership model with an employer advisory board, shared course design process and open communication to ensure apprenticeships evolve with business needs
  • Assessing the outcomes of the programme for employer, apprentice and university