Swarm raises the bar with new funded Level 5 innovation & Growth Apprenticeship

Swarm as a social enterprise is focused on supporting and developing young people in employemnt to deliver the greatest possible impact .Now there’s an opportunity for even greater impact with the introduction of a Level 5 apprenticeship in ‘Innovation and Growth.’

Unlike the Level 2 and 3 apprenticeships Swarm supports, there is no upper age limit for Government funding.  That reduces the likely cost to the learner or their employer, making this qualification a realistic and affordable option for many wishing to grow their entrepreneurial skills.

Chris Perry Swarms Managing Director comments- ‘This is a fantastic opportunity for people to gain a degree level qualification in the workplace that concentrates on business growth and development. It unlocks new doors for both Swarm and the business community, enabling organisations to upskill existing employees or recruit new people to high calibre management roles.’

He continues, ‘We recognise that to grow opportunities for young people you need to grow businesses. With this qualification we have a unique opportunity to support the senior leader’s business to drive innovation and growth which will have a wider impact, not just for young people but for the whole regional economy.’

Caroline Williams CEO Norfolk Chamber comments “Exciting news for Norfolk businesses and young people and another first for Swarm. Another step forward in the provision of apprenticeships"

Robert Ashton, Swarm’s founder and Chairman added: ‘this new qualification will challenge people to see, and then seize their opportunity to lead innovation and growth at work. It’s accessible, affordable and as with everything Swarm does, has enterprise at its heart.’

The first group of ten will start this May, with the qualification being delivered by Swarm in partnership with Norfolk County Council Adult Education. If you’d like to be one of the ten, or to find out more, ring Chris Perry on 01953 609752 or visit www.swarmapprentice.org.uk

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