Shirley Sloan, Deputy City Manager at Hull City Council said: “Hull City Council is delighted to have 20 key council managers on this first chartered management degree apprenticeship supplied by the University of Hull.
“Personally, as an organisation development specialist, I am thrilled that I have been able to access a quality, bespoke apprenticeship degree for the council staff within weeks of the new apprenticeship levy going live.
“Using the new apprenticeship levy to build leadership and management capacity was an opportunity the council wanted to capitalise upon quickly.
“The university responded by working with us to develop an employer led management degree that will ensure the council has effective management and leadership in the changing and challenging local government environment.
“The managers who have started this apprenticeship are already bringing benefits to the organisation via high levels of motivation and motivating their staff in turn via their first assignment.
“I look forward to seeing the apprentices grow, achieve and perform for the benefit of the Council, themselves and the Hull residents and visitors they serve”
Further cohorts of the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship are planned over the next year along with other apprenticeships including Senior Leader, Healthcare Assistant Practitioner and Supply Chain Professional.