Dagenham university campus welcomes first students to apprenticeship degree course

Apprentices Mario Ndokaj and Jamilah Riat with Unipart manager Matthew Butler Picture: CU London

Apprentices Mario Ndokaj and Jamilah Riat with Unipart manager Matthew Butler Picture: CU London - Credit: CU London

Dagenham’s university campus is set to welcome its first apprentices.

Mario Ndokaj and Jamilah Riat will be studying at CU London, which opened at the former Civic Centre last year.

They work for logistics and manufacturing company Unipart, and by completing CU London’s digital and technology solutions professional degree apprenticeship, they will be able to earn while studying but also have the opportunity to progress within their company.

Mario said: “I want to develop as a person and working with CU London will help me to work and study simultaneously, giving me the best of both worlds.”

They are the first to join the degree apprentices scheme, which offers a low-cost, career-focused mode of education.

They are available to anyone aged 18 or over and are available to anyone new to a role.

CU London is hoping to work with more companies to provide apprenticeship degrees in the near future.