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Foundation Degrees in British Telecom Education Conference – Cairo January 2010 Mark Biffin Apprenticeship Portfolio Development Manager.

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1 Foundation Degrees in British Telecom Education Conference – Cairo January 2010 Mark Biffin Apprenticeship Portfolio Development Manager

2 © British Telecommunications plc Why invest in Foundation Degrees? BT’s rationale behind FD investment Benefits to the individual learner Benefits to the employer What’s involved. Who we work with

3 © British Telecommunications plc Rationale behind FD investment Career Start has proven to be a successful method of bringing high potential young people into BT The case for recruiting Higher Apprentices is based upon a sound business case Our investment in our apprentices exceeds the requirements of the framework guidelines in both learning and skills At BT we have been recruiting Higher Apprentices since The first Graduates completed this year and 90% will be continuing to a full honours top-up

4 © British Telecommunications plc Benefits to the Individual learner Work-Based degree Real Work experience Able to offer a contribution that is relevant to Learning Guaranteed job on completion of the scheme Earn while they learn Salary from £10, (16,700 USD ) (11,694 Euro ) Support through the apprenticeship and beyond Dynamic company Variety of work Recognised qualifications (up to honours degree) Pension, share options

5 © British Telecommunications plc Benefits to the Employer Sound business model Opportunity to ‘Grow your Own’ Graduate Learners can apply learning direct to their role Positive contribution to the business The Learners understand your business Sound Foundation to future career path Continual assessment during training

6 © British Telecommunications plc What’s Involved? Academic & Empirical Learning Framework: Foundation Degree National Vocational Qualification Key Skills ERR Additional: Top-Up to Honours Degree Academic Life Framework: No specific requirements Additional: Local community projects Foreign exchange trips Project work TA Leadership weekends Challenge Worldwide events BT Volunteers scheme Craft Framework: Additional: Contact Centre Management Related Engineering Management dev, Customer Service Talent Pool & progression ICT Telecoms and Management

7 © British Telecommunications plc Who we work with The UK Funding Councils (England Scotland & Wales) e-Skills UK (Sector Skills Council for I.T & Telecoms) The Institute of Telecommunications Professionals (ITP) Other Telco’s and I.T companies (ICTSAG) Consortium of Universities across the UK Ensuring a common standard across the sector


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