Starbucks partners with BPP for new higher level apprenticeships

Starbucks has chosen specialist provider, BPP Professional Apprenticeships, to partner with in creating its first higher and degree level programmes.

From April, Starbucks is expanding its apprenticeship programme to include level four, five and six schemes for management and leadership roles as part of a commitment to offer a further 1,000 apprentice places to 2020.

It has chosen to partner with BPP Professional Apprenticeships, which specialises in delivering professional services apprenticeships. Level six apprenticeships will include a degree awarded by BPP University, an independent university dedicated to business and the professions.

These new schemes will sit alongside the levels two and three schemes that the Starbucks Apprenticeship programme has delivered since 2012, and which has placed more than 1,000 apprentices in that time.

As well as degree-level management programmes in retail, Starbucks will also offer a range of professional services apprenticeships in its UK support centre.

Carol Muldoon, vice president for partner resources at Starbucks said: “We are really proud of our Apprentices – they’ve inspired our holistic approach.

“With the new Higher Apprenticeships we are delighted to offer our partners more opportunity to demonstrate their skills and to realise their ambitions.

“We are passionate about the true potential for apprenticeships and the young people working for Starbucks are testimony to this.”

James Hammill, director of BPP Professional Apprenticeships, said: “The way young people think about their future careers is changing rapidly, and high calibre school leavers are now looking for alternatives to the traditional university route to kick start their careers.

“Tailored apprenticeships with blue chip employees such as Starbucks are one way to do that, and one that many forward-thinking young people now recognise.

“We can work closely with companies to create a tailored programme to suit their business needs, providing candidates with the theoretical knowledge and skills needed to thrive.”

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