Morrisons to offer degree apprenticeship places regardless of results after exams fiasco

Students looking to join the degree apprenticeship programme at supermarket chain Morrisons are to be offered a place, regardless of their results.

The supermarket had submitted offers to 46 degree apprentices across areas - such as retail, logistics, corporate and manufacturing - where they will study part-time at either Bradford or Sheffield Hallam University whilst working at Morrisons.

The move comes after students across the UK faced uncertainty over how grades were going to be rewarded, with BTEC results were delayed until this week.

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Four students who applied for the Morrisons apprenticeship scheme had not received the required entry grades. However, they will still be granted a space on their courses through

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Bradford University, because of the supermarket’s recommendation.

Alison Guest, Senior People Manager at Morrisons: “It’s been a difficult year for students. We will not go back on our offers to students looking to join our degree apprentice scheme - even if an applicant has not reached the desired requirements - and will support those preparing for a management career with us in food manufacturing and retailing.”

Morrisons will welcome 62 new graduates to the company next week including 13 engineering apprentices joining from school and others following their university years.

Morrisons is offering places regardless of results

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