Ricoh launches new digital skills degree apprenticeship programme

Ricoh launches new digital skills degree apprenticeship programme

Ricoh UK, London, July 25, 2023 - Ricoh UK has announced the launch of its new Digital and Tech Solutions Degree Apprenticeship Programme commencing in September 2023.

Five successful candidates will be recruited as Digital and Tech Solutions Apprentice Consultants. The programme, run by multi-award-winning training provider Corndel and delivered by its higher education initiative Corndel College London (CCL), will equip apprentices with the right tools and professional skills to grow and develop multidimensional digital solutions for Ricoh customers. Tech, digital and data analytics skills will be an integral part of Corndel’s degree apprenticeships, in addition to incorporating essential business and management skills.

The 2 ½ year programme will include:

  • A blend of workshops, lectures and online learning focusing on leadership and digital skills, offering bite-sized, interactive learning content
  • Regular one-to-one coaching, mentoring and guidance from world-class professional development experts
  • Programmes tailored for all levels, including those without previous digital qualifications
  • Practical, hands-on, and applied learning that is intuitive to the job role
  • Community events and networking opportunities

The scheme delivers on Ricoh’s commitment to foster a diverse and inclusive workforce, as well as its social mobility and inclusive recruitment pledges. Recruitment will be supported by the Prince’s Trust, Ricoh’s long-term partner, through its ‘Get Hired’ scheme. 

Applicants are not required to have any previous digital qualifications, ensuring the programme is accessible to all levels and individuals. Corndel will take into account prior learning, qualifications, and experiences to develop a personalised learning plan to help apprentices develop new skills. 

Glenn Griggs, Chief Executive Officer for Ricoh UK, commented: “Our new Digital and Tech Solutions Degree Apprenticeship Programme is another example of our commitment to investing in the digital skills of our current and future employees, and developing early careers talent. It is part of a broader training and development plan to close our digital skills gap and better serve our customers. I’m looking forward to meeting our future apprentices and hearing some fresh perspectives on how we can create value for our customers.”

Professor Niamh Downing, Principal and CEO of Corndel College London, commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with Ricoh UK to deliver an exceptional degree experience for their new apprentices. Our Digital & Technology Solutions Professional (Data Analyst) degree apprenticeship will equip their new talent with the techniques, skills and knowledge to meet digital demand and deliver immediate impact through technology. By integrating in-demand business and management skills into the programme, we also enable the apprentices to operate effectively as technical experts within the organisation.”

To apply for the Digital and Tech Solutions Degree Apprenticeship Programme for the 2023 intake, visit: RICOH ( 

About Corndel 

Corndel is an award-winning strategic skills partner focusing on management and digital skills, helping drive organisational and personal performance. Corndel works with a third of the FTSE100, as well as major public and third sector organisations. Their expert in-house team of over 300 staff deliver personalised, blended programmes tailored to organisations’ needs. 

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About Corndel College London

Corndel College London (CCL) is on a mission to bring education and the working world closer together. The degrees are designed by industry to effectively fill the UK’s skills gaps and equip graduates with the relevant skills, knowledge and experiences that will make them the most work-ready graduates in the country.

CCL offers Degree Apprenticeships in management, leadership, data and technology with participants from leading employers, including Jet2, Visa, G4S and Fujitsu, and will launch postgraduate degrees in leadership and technology from 2024. We move at the speed of industry demand and innovation to shape our degree offering, always anchored in top tier business expertise. 

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|About Ricoh|

Ricoh is a leading provider of integrated digital services and print and imaging solutions designed to support digital transformation of workplaces, workspaces and optimize business performance.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh’s global operation reaches customers in approximately 200 countries and regions, supported by cultivated knowledge, technologies, and organizational capabilities nurtured over its 85-year history. In the financial year ended March 2023, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,134 billion yen (approx. 16.0 billion USD).

It is Ricoh’s mission and vision to empower individuals to find Fulfillment through Work by understanding and transforming how people work so we can unleash their potential and creativity to realize a sustainable future. 

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For further information, please contact: 

Ricoh UK
Monika Orolinova
Tel: +44 20 7655 0100

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