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University of Bath Launch New Digital Masters Degree

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The University of Bath and the Institute of Coding (IoC) is working with J.P Morgan on a new Digital Degree Apprenticeship aimed at enabling the bank's experienced employees to gain a master's degree while they work.

The pilot has been designed to help businesses boost workforce skills by providing employees access to high quality education.

J.P Morgan is the first organisation to enrol employees into the apprenticeship, which is open to Bournemouth and London-based employees in the bank's Global Technology group.

Commenting on the degree programme, Rachid Hourizi, Director of the Institute of Coding, said: "The new Digital Degree Apprenticeship course provides a major opportunity for UK businesses to upskill employees, equipping them with the latest computer science qualifications, without jeopardising productivity. Working with J.P Morgan has allowed us to pilot this scheme with a great name attached to it."

"This initiative is also about personal empowerment, giving workers the chance to increase their value, learn new skills and improve their careers by gaining access to high quality education without having to commit to fulltime education and travel."

Derek Joyce, Managing Director within Technology Strategy at J.P Morgan, added: "Technology is evolving at such a pace that it's critical for us all to focus on learning. This apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity for some of our experienced employees to take that time and get access to high quality, hands-on training that will build technology skills, increase their impact and kick-start the next phase of their career."