Global aerospace giant Airbus has reaffirmed its commitment to putting selected team members through the Supply Chain Degree Apprenticeship, provided by the Supply Chain Academy’s training arm, CP Training.

Airbus’ use of the degree apprenticeship dovetails perfectly with its own UK apprenticeship programme, which is responsible for enrolling around 4,500 apprentices over the last three decades. In the last five years, Airbus has trained 500 external and 300 internal apprentices. The Airbus apprenticeship programme has a proven track record of elevating careers, with 70% of the current UK senior management starting their careers as apprentices.

Alex Mortimer, Director of the Supply Chain Academy, said: “We are delighted to continue to be working with Airbus. The apprentices will have a great experience as we provide all the support they need. Having been the first to deliver this Supply Chain Leadership Degree Apprenticeship in 2018, it has now grown to having multiple yearly intakes including ‘virtual’ programmes that allow for studying despite the global pandemic. Earlier this year we passed the milestone of the 200th apprentice being enrolled onto the programme.”

In September 2018, in response to the increasing demand for highly skilled supply chain professionals, the Supply Chain Academy through its training arm, CP Training and in partnership with Leeds Trinity University, started the delivery of the first work-based supply chain degree apprenticeship, paid for by the employer Apprenticeship Levy.

The Supply Chain Academy is the only worldwide learning centre that focuses solely on the supply chain, offering high-level insight and tuition for executives through its exceptional facilities. The Supply Chain Academy is proud to be part of this partnership and is looking forward to helping the sector overcome its key challenges.

For more information on how the Supply Chain Academy can help your business please contact Alex Mortimer (Director of the SCA) via email

Notes to editors: 

The Supply Chain Academy offers a wide range of unique open or bespoke courses, developed by industry experts. Many are hosted at their luxurious facilities in the Edwardian mansion of Upminster Court in Essex. For more information visit @supplychainacad

Leeds Trinity University have been providing outstanding, student-centred higher education for nearly 50 years.
The University pioneered the inclusion of professional work placements with every degree, giving students a real head start when competing for their first graduate job. The results speak for themselves – 95​% of our students are employed or in further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2017).

Teaching staff have extensive professional experience in their fields and many are also active researchers, contributing to Leeds Trinity’s increasing reputation for research​​ ex​cellence​.

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