What are graduate apprenticeships?


Skills Development Scotland has developed Graduate Apprenticeships, in partnership with industry and the further and higher education sectors, to provide work-based learning opportunities up to Master’s degree level.

Graduate Apprenticeships support sectors that have a need for highly skilled jobs and are available in subject areas including ICT/Digital, Cyber Security, Data, Civil Engineering and Business Management.

Graduate Apprenticeships are delivered across various universities in Scotland, including:

  • University of the Highlands & Islands
  • Open University
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Glasgow Kelvin College
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Queen Margaret University
  • Robert Gordon University
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Dundee
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of West of Scotland

Click here to find out more information on the courses delivered at each respected university and college 

Get a job, get paid and get a degree at the same time

Did you know 72% of Scottish employers think job applicants lack technical, practical or job specific skills?

A Graduate Apprenticeship helps you build the skills and knowledge that Scottish industries need. You’ll work, get paid, and achieve a degree – even up to masters level.

You’ll spend most of your time learning on the job, but will also be a student at a university or college.

Graduate Apprenticeships are a brand new way for you to achieve up to a Master’s degree level qualification, whilst in paid employment.

Graduate Apprenticeships are developed in key sectors that need highly skilled jobs and are designed by employers, so you can be sure the qualification and skills you develop throughout are what you need for the world of work.

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Fully funded degree level training for your employees

Graduate Apprenticeships are delivered by universities and colleges in partnership with employers.

  • They’ve been created to support the learning and development of new and existing employees.
    Graduate Apprenticeships meet the needs of employers looking for a high level of academic and industry accreditation combined with experience in the workplace.
  • Development of Graduate Apprenticeships has focused on a range of sectors that have a need for highly skilled jobs.
  • Apprenticeships are proven to deliver tangible business benefits, including increased productivity, talent development and retention, improved service delivery and staff engagement in their own professional development.

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