Professor Craig Mahoney, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of UWS, said: “At UWS we understand the challenges that businesses face in attracting and retaining talent and continually strive to re-focus our provision for the benefit of industry and graduates.
“We are delighted to be delivering these four Graduate Apprenticeship programmes that will meet the needs of industry as well as providing a wider range of opportunities for even more young people.”
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. Advanced entry to the GA programmes is also possible for employees who can evidence previous industry relevant skills and qualifications.
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.