MILTON KEYNES, England, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Professional Services LLC (RPS), a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), is the first provider in the U.K. to launch a recognised Business and Administration Apprenticeship programme delivered in a virtual classroom environment with a collaborative learning approach.
Students earn a Business Technology and Education Council (BTEC) Apprenticeship Certification in Business & Administration upon completion. The apprenticeship provides participants with an alternative to an academic education in a working environment where they can jump-start their careers with a fun, hands-on, quality programme. Employers benefit from a recognised education programme that enables apprentices to quickly operate efficiently and effectively in the workplace.
"The virtual classroom training delivery makes our apprenticeship programme fully work-based, integrating learning into the day-to-day activities of the apprentice's job," said Paul Swinscoe, RPS business development director. "Instead of losing hours to off-site study, managers and apprentices can actively participate in the training process whilst the apprentices gain valuable skills to apply to their work situations," Swinscoe said.
Learn more about the RPS apprenticeship offering at http://www.raytheon.co.uk/learning.
Raytheon Company, with 2010 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defence, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 89 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.
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