“It is therefore fantastic to be in a position to once again deliver Graduate Apprenticeships across a number of disciplines.”
Skills Development Scotland, Director of Service Design and Innovation, Jonathan Clark, said: “The success and growth of Graduate Apprenticeships demonstrates that they are supporting employers to upskill their workforce and giving individuals more opportunities to learn and develop their career whilst in employment.
“Universities and colleges across the country are widening their choice of Graduate Apprenticeships and Skills Development Scotland will continue to develop subjects that focus on a range of sectors where there is a need for highly skilled jobs.”
Newsprinters (Eurocentral) Ltd currently has two employees undertaking a Graduate Apprenticeship in Engineering Design & Manufacture at UWS. Offering the apprenticeships is already realising benefits for both the business and their employees and demonstrates the company’s commitment to investing in developing its workforce.
Willie Ogilvie, Assistant Technical Manager at Newsprinters (Eurocentral) Ltd said: “I know how difficult it can be to fit in study time around working a shift pattern so this route is ideal. The Graduate Apprenticeship programme at UWS allows the flexibility of studying on your days off, with the company supporting some work-based modules during working hours. I would recommend other businesses to participate in Graduate Apprenticeships through the university.”