University of Greenwich: Creating Links Between Education and Business

Written by Wesley Horan on 14th May 2018

The University of Greenwich has a long history of sponsoring the Swale Business Awards, having been a sponsor since the first awards back in 2007. Driven by a desire to stay connected to local businesses, the Swale Business Awards offer the University of Greenwich the opportunity to meet with thriving local businesses, so that they can identify business training needs and employer workforce skills gaps. This information is then fed back into undergraduate degree courses, training and research areas.


The connection between education and business remains vital to local employers and the University are proud to be championing their current “Degree Apprenticeship” opportunities. If you haven’t come across a degree apprenticeship before, they are an outstanding way to develop a workforce. Degree apprenticeships are work-based qualifications, meaning that a proportion of the training and assessment takes place on-site, with the employer. Attendance at University will be required for specific elements of the academic award and will usually take place through day release or training blocks throughout the year.


Dr Linda Hyder, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Manager at the University of Greenwich, discussed the opportunities available to businesses with the University: “The University of Greenwich is committed to building mutually beneficial relationships with business and industry. Whether you are an SME looking to develop a product and support business growth, or an international company seeking access to world-leading research; a large public sector organisation or a small charity, we can tailor a solution for achieving your goals.”


For more information on how the University of Greenwich can help your business, email Dr Hyder on or call 0208 331 8638.

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