Professor Ian Allison, Dean of the University’s School of Engineering and Computing, said: “Graduate Apprenticeships are hugely beneficial to both employers and employees. A well trained, qualified and knowledgeable workforce is critical in ensuring the economic growth of these important areas and as an industry-focussed University we are committed to continuing to playing a key role in this important initiative.”
Apprentices are employed throughout the duration of their studies, allowing them to combine academic learning at one of Scotland’s largest modern universities with practical learning in the workplace. By investing in their workforce through GAs, employers are able to support new and existing staff to develop their skills to industry and professional standards.
For employees, GAs provide an opportunity to access the same learning opportunities as those who follow the traditional route of direct entry into University, whilst gaining practical work experience.
For employers, their employee’s learning can be customised to ensure the best fit with business needs and because the apprentices spend the majority of their time in the workplace, they are contributing to the productivity of the business at a much earlier stage. The end result is ‘industry ready’ graduates who understand their business.
Find out more about GAs at UWS