“At present, the GA is helping me understand the business and performance aspects of the construction industry and how this is relevant to the work I am part of at Renfrewshire Council.
“The GA programme will allow me to further my role and progress within Renfrewshire Council as I will be able to take on more responsibilities and have the knowledge needed to contribute to more technical aspects of a project.
“If you are thinking about studying a GA programme you need to be able to prioritise your time as it can be challenging balancing a full-time job, studying, coursework, and your personal life.
“An advantage of the GA programme is that you gain vital industry experience whilst working towards your degree. It also provides opportunities to see real world applications of the course content and help you gain a more thorough understanding of the subjects being taught.”
UWS is working in partnership with Skills Development Scotland to deliver its GA programmes, which have been developed in response to demand from industry. With three out of four employers in Scotland reporting critical skill shortages that are affecting their productivity and growth, added to the fact that more than 70% of Scottish employers think that job applicants lack technical, practical or job specific skills, GAs have never been more important.